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CABANATUAN CITY, NUEVA ECIJA – A member of an insurgent group operating in this province surrendered to the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) and the 7th Infantry Division (7ID) of the Philippine Army on Christmas Eve.

Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) Regional Director PB Gen Valeriano De Leon disclosed that the rebel, identified as Ka Sandro aka Jerry aka Eric, a resident of Aliaga, was a member of KLG Caraballo and leader/organizer of the Alyansang Magbubukid Ng Gitnang Luzon (AMGL).

Sandro voluntarily surrendered to the joint forces of 1st PMFC, NEPPO, PIU NEPPO,303rd MC RMFB3, RIU3, RID3, 703rd brigade, 91st IB, PA and 84th IB 7ID PA.

He turned over a Smith and Wesson cal. 38 revolver without serial number; a hand grenade; four vials of injection water with one broken and empty vial; three bottles of dextrose; a butterfly needle; three 10ml syringes; and one CPP newspaper titled ANG BAYAN.

De Leon said that activities such as information dissemination made the former rebel aware of the government’s programs and the opportunity to change their lives and correct mistakes committed due to deception.

The PRO3 director added that Ka Sandro is eligible to avail of the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (e-clip) and will be provided with a holistic package of benefits such as livelihood, medical, education, housing, and legal assistance.

“I am urging those who are still actively fighting the government to lay down their arms and embrace other peaceful means. Our government has several programs to retool you so that you could all become even more productive members of our society,” said De Leon.

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