Two members of the Communist Terrorist Group on December 26, 2020 opted to terminate their armed struggle and surrender to the troops of the Joint Task Force Central.
“Abraham Arida, a.k.a. Tantan, and Bryan Dusa, a.k.a. Bornok, both members of the Platoon Central, Guerilla Front Musa, Far South Mindanao Region submitted themselves to the troops of the 5th Special Forces Battalion under Lt. Col. Randy Banaag in Barangay Lamlahak, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato at 9 AM,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
“The duo handed over one 5.56mm rifle, one improvised explosive device, and one M14 rifle,” the Commander added.
The surrendered individuals were sent to the Alpha Company of the 5SFBn in Kablon, Tupi, South Cotabato for custodial debriefing after being brought to the 11th Special Forces Company in Barangay Lambingi, Banga, South Cotabato for consolidation.
During the initial debriefing, the couple confessed that they had decided to give up the armed fight owing to hardships, starvation, and life’s uncertainties as government troops launched all-out offensives against the terror group.
Lt. Col. Banaag said, “We will see to it that they will be enrolled in the E-CLIP of the government”.
Meanwhile, 601st Infantry Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Roy Galido said, “Those who wish to return to the fold of the law are always welcome in our unit”.
Similarly, Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Central Commander, stated that the military is gaining ground and that all-out offensives will continue to compel surviving terrorists to submit and start anew.