11 NPA rebels surrender in Bicol


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LEGAZPI CITY – A complete of 11 New Individuals's Army (NPA) rebels operating beneath the Bicol Regional Social gathering Committee (BRPC) voluntarily surrendered on Wednesday and have been acquired by the Space Police Command-Southern Luzon (APC-SL) in Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City.In a report, Maj. Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) spokesperson, stated the surrender was witnessed by Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, APC-SL deputy commander throughout a brief program held at APC-SL headquarters."They (rebels) additionally surrendered the firearms, ammunition, and various conflict supplies that have been of their possession," the report stated.The voluntary give up of the insurgents was a results of the intensified joint efforts of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines.The former rebels at the moment are undergoing debriefing and documentation that may permit authorities to facilitate the granting of their advantages beneath the Enhanced Complete Local Integration Program.In the course of the ceremony, the former rebels took their oath of allegiance to the Philippine flag and renounced their help for the Communist Social gathering of the Philippines-New Individuals's Military-Nationwide Democratic Entrance (CPP-NPA-NDF) by burning the CPP-NPA flag.In his message, Maj. Gen. Rhoderick Armamento, APC-SL appearing commander, emphasised the willingness of the government to welcome rebels who need to return to the fold of the regulation.He also famous the importance of acceptance and forgiveness from each side of the federal government and former rebels to be able to take a leap on the federal government’s agenda in the direction of lasting peace and progress.The CPP-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the USA, the European Union, the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.The Anti-Terrorism Council additionally identified the Nationwide Democratic Entrance as a terrorist group on June 23, 2021, citing it as “an integral and inseparable part” of the CPP-NPA that was created in April 1973. (PNA)