Harold Cabunoc, 33rd Infantry Battalion commander, said the NPA surrenderees
belong to NPA Guerilla Front 73 who served as workers for a communal farm run by the rebel group in Barangay Midtungok, Senator Ninoy Aquino.
"After the surrenderee
has been thoroughly debriefed and examined, the District Rehabilitation Committee shall forward his Rehabilitation Package to the State Government through the Director General & Inspector General of Police," it noted.
Gasalatan said the surrenderee
decided to return to the fold of the law upon seeing that his former comrades who surrendered ahead of him were already "living a peaceful life."
The Government of India will provide 100 percent reimbursement of expenditure incurred by the LWE affected States on rehabilitation of surrenderees
in this policy," he added.
During the turnover, the DSWD and DILG representatives committed to assist the surrenderees
as part of their mandate to implementation of Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program.
One of the surrenderees
said that they decided to turn themselves in as there is no progress felt in the countryside.
Police tagged Arevalo, a drug surrenderee
, as a high-value target.
Esquivel said drug surrenderee
Amor Furagganan, 40, and Rizal Rodriguez, 33,were arrested after they sold shabu in exchange for P10,000 to a policeman posing as a drug buyer.
Asis, Civil Military Operation (CMO) officer of the 71st IB said one of the surrenderee
is a regular member of the NPA Milisya ng Bayan (MB), along with his wife, also a regular member of the weakened Guerrilla Front 2 (WGF 2), Sub-Regional Committee 2 ((SRC 2) of the CPP-NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Command (SMRC).
The suspect, a former drug surrenderee
in Lucena City, was number five in the local police list of drug pushers.