By Liezle Basa Iñigo
GAMU, Isabela – A female New People’s Army (NPA) rebel belonging to the Leonardo Pacsi Command surrendered to the 77th Infantry Battalion on Saturday.
A report from a military camp in Upi, Gamu, Isabela said Ka Trese (not her real name), 16, was recruited by a certain Commander Jushua when she was just 14 years old.
Ka Trese said she decided to surrender after having been repeatedly subjected to physical abuse by her comrades. She yielded an M16 rifle.