MARAMAG, Bukidnon- 12 NPA members with 11 various firearms voluntarily surrendered to the 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion at Headquarters 88IB, PA, Purok 10, South Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon at around 10 p.m. on 14 August 2020.
The said Former Rebels (FRs) were identified members of Malayag 1, Guerilla Front Malayag, SRC2, NCMRC under @RICKY who are operating in the areas of Cabanglasan, Bukidnon. They were involved in the recent armed skirmishes against the government forces in the Municipality of Cabanglasan for the previous weeks that resulted in a series of losses and debacles of the communist terrorists.
The FRs were identified as @Joe, Squad leader; @Rolen (female), Squad Supply Officer; @Bayan, Team Leader; @Gaw-ay, Team Leader; @Rock, Political Guide; @Tam-is, Political Guide; @ Banog, Member; @Jack, Member; @ Dayrek, MB member; @Justin, MB member; @Junel, MB member; and @Opaw, MB member. They brought along one (1) M16A1, two (2) Garand Rifles, three (3) Carbine M1 Rifles, four (4) Homemade Shotguns, and one (1) Caliber 45 pistol.
It can be recalled that the government troops figured in series of encounters with the members of GF Malayag in the Municipalities of San Fernando and Cabanglasan from May to the last day of July 2020 that resulted to the death and wounding of NPAs, seizure of their temporary hideouts, and the capture of numerous firearms, war materiel, and subversive documents of the said communist terrorist group.
Lt Col. Franklin Fabic, Commanding Officer of 88IB welcomed the voluntary surrender of the members of GF Malayag. “I hope that @MIGS and his other members will do the same.”
~Press release and photos courtesy of 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion, Philippine Army