Another three members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) and one (1) mass supporter voluntarily surrendered to 94IB at Camingawan Patrol Base, in Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental on February 13, 2022.
The father of the family identified as Dionaldo H Castillo @Godo a Squad Leader of Central Negros Front 2, brought his wife, Michelle S Castillo @Lani, his brother Reymart H Castillo @Ryan, and his mother, Merlyn P Castillo a mass supporter, in his hope of a peaceful life. They have grown tired and hungry of always on the run due to the relentless combat operations of 94IB and the neutralization of CN2 leader @Pane/Kelly in an armed encounter on December 14 2022 caused a huge impact on their morale. This stimulated the family to surrender to the troops of 94IB bringing with them One (1) M16 and One (1) cal.30 Carbine M2 rifle with magazines and ammunition.
According to @Godo, he was encouraged to return to the folds of law upon seeing his former comrades living peaceful and a better life. This made him realize that the government is sincere in giving them a new start.
94IB Commander LTC Angelo S Guzman said that the surrender of the NPA family is a clear manifestation that the support of the NPA from their masses is declining and their organization is on the edge of its downfall.
“Another deceived NPA’s has been rescued from the senseless armed struggle of the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs), I encourage all NPA’s in Central Negros to follow the steps of @Godo and live your life peacefully before it’s too late. Your 94IB will be more persistent in its combat operations this day onwards”. He added.