Three members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Frighters laid down their arms and returned to the folds of the law on July 16, 2021.
According to Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, around 3:30 p.m. Friday, the three surrendered to the 57th Infantry Battalion and handed over one M1 Garand rifle with one clip and seven rounds of ammunition, one Carbine rifle with one magazine and fourteen rounds of ammunition, and one 1911 cal. 45 pistol with one magazine and seven rounds of ammunition.
Col. Eduardo Gubat, Commander of the 603rd Infantry Brigade, was presented with the surrendered individuals. The three, according to Col. Gubat, are Bungos Faction members. For security reasons, their identities are kept hidden.
“The three revealed that they are not satisfied with the method of administration of their leaders,” Col. Gubat stated.
They are currently being held at the 603Bde TCP in Sitio Iking, Barangay Romongaob, South Upi, Maguindanao, for debriefing.
The 57IB and intelligence units, according to Col. Gubat, are responsible for the successful surrender of the three BIFF members.
Commander of Joint Task Force Central, Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, praised the troops for their efforts.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. called on the remaining BIFF members to come out. “Rest assured that we will assist them in their reintegration”.