Ending Insurgency

RETURNING TO THE FOLDS OF LAW: Former High Ranking NPA Terrorist Surrenders; Pledges Oath of Allegiance to ZamboSur PTF-ELCACA

former high-ranking member of the CPP-NPA surrendered and was presented to Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) Chairperson and Governor Victor J. Yu in a simple activity held at the Governor’s Office in Zamboanga Motors, Pagadian City on August 20, 2021.

Alias Marlon, the Communist-NPA Terrorist (CNT) presented, was the former Commander of the now-defunct Guerilla Front KARA of the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee operating in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Sur.

During the activity, Marlon signed and took an Oath of Allegiance in the presence of Gov. Yu as Solemnizing Officer. He surrendered through the joint efforts of Dimataling MTF-ELCAC headed by Dimataling mayor Avelino Yrauda; the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) headed by 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera; and Dimataling PNP headed by PMaj. Herminigildo Bajao Jr.

The presentation of Marlon to Gov. Yu was also witnessed by a team from Zamboaga del Sur Police Provincial Office led by PMaj Leonel Roncesvalles together with RID9, 1st Cavalry Battalion (1CAV), and 53IB’s Charlie Company.

Marlon is currently undergoing custodial debriefing to facilitate the processing of his benefits under the Government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).Guerilla Front KARA was dismantled in September 2019.

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