3 NPA rebels surrender in Zamboanga Sibugay

3 NPA rebels surrender in Zamboanga Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three communist New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists have surrendered in Zamboanga Sibugay, a police official said Monday.

Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Llanera, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) officer in charge, identified the NPA surrenderers as Noel Lim Ratirta, 29; Lowi Lim Ratirta, 27; and Mary Jane Dominisac, 27, all members of the NPA’s Main Regional Guerrilla Unit (MRGU).

Llanera said they surrendered around 5:20 p.m. Sunday to the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company and intelligence personnel of Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office and Regional Intelligence Unit-9 in Barangay Tamin, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Llanera said they yielded a homemade 12-gauge shotgun, a caliber .45 pistol, ammunition, and other war materiel and personal belongings.

He said the three NPA surrenderers were taken to the Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office for debriefing and proper documentation in compliance with guidelines of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) as mandated by Executive Order 70.

He said they will be enrolled in the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) and would receive various forms of assistance as well as access to government services.

Meanwhile, Llanera encouraged the remaining members of the NPA in the region to lay down their arms and avail of the government programs through the NTF-ELCAC. (PNA)

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