South Cotabato NPA medic surrenders
The JTF-C urged the remaining members of the NPA to follow the footsteps of Jean as they welcome him back to the folds of the government
ZAMBOANGA CITY — An individual believed to be the medic of the New People’s Army surrendered to soldiers in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and turned over his high-powered firearms after realizing that he has no good future while with the Front.
Joint Task Force Central commander Maj. Gen. Alex Rillera on Tuesday identified the medic as alias Jean, who has been serving the front for the past six years providing medical attention to their wounded colleagues.
Jean surrendered to Army soldiers based in Sitio Datal Kadi, Tasiman, Lake Sebu in South Cotabato on Sunday.
Rillera said that the insurgent had completely abandoned the armed struggle and decided to returned to the folds of the law and turned over his M16A1 rifle as a gesture of his sincerity to return to society and live a normal life in the community with his family.
He also stressed that the rebel would like to change his life and decided to leave the front, now in hiding in the forested areas of South Cotabato to avoid armed confrontation with soldiers.
The rebel said that he surrendered to the government because there is no future in the terrorist group where he belongs.
The JTF-C commander urged the remaining members of the NPA to follow the footsteps of Jean as they welcome him back to the folds of the government.
The Task Force’s records showed that about 20 members of the NPA have already turned their back to the cause.
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