Defense News Daily- Security Scene: Two members of the CPP/NPA/NDF underground mass organization voluntarily surrendered to the soldiers of the 28th Infantry Battalion of the Army’s 10thInfantry Division in Brgy. Langgawisan, Maragusan, Compostela Valley Province at around 8:00 a.m., February 25. The surrenderees are Efraim Manlitok Pinanggot alias Jonnel, Chairman of Sitio Lumad and Jovanie Olmido Atabay alias Ban-Ban. They were brought to Maragusan Police Station to blotter their disowning of the NPA.
The surrenderees admitted they were victims of NPA’s deception after they realize that they are just being used by the NPA in intimidations at their sitio and extortions from their poor neighbor.
It can be recalled that on January 10, 2014, 6 members of the CPP/NPA/NDF underground mass organization voluntarily surrendered to the soldiers of 27th IB in Brgy. Tasiman, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.
The NPA underground mass organizations are initially organized by the left leaning personalities for a cause oriented purpose and later drawn to support the NPA when the member are already unknowingly drawn to the NPA struggle.
EASTMINCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III congratulated the elements of 28IB who gained the trust of the natives which caused them to surrender. He further directed all military units in the area of responsibility to facilitate the immediate release of firearms remuneration to NPA returnees who bring along with their firearms.
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