CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City – A New People’s Army (NPA) amazon voluntarily surrendered to the Army’s 36th Infantry Battallion (36th IB) in Barangay Dayo-an, Tago, Surigao del Sur, recently. Capt. Francisco P. Garello, Civil Military Operation (CMO) officer of the 36th IB on Sunday said the surrendered NPA amazon (name withheld for security reason) was a former member of Squad 2, Platoon 3 of Guerilla Front Committee 30 (GFC 30) of the CPP-NPA Northeastern Mindanao regional Committee (NEMRC). “She said she was tired of running in the mountains, lacking food and other logistical support,” said Garello. Currently, the rebel returnee is being assisted by the 36th IB, local government units and other concerned line government agencies for her enrollment in the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP).
-Mike U. Crismundo