High cadre, followers yield in Sultan Kudarat

COTABATO CITY: A platoon chief and two members of a communist terrorist group (CTG) in Sultan Kudarat surrendered to the army on Sunday, July 31.

Lt. Col. Allen Van Estrera, commanding officer of the thirty seventh Infantry Battalion (37IB) recognized the surrenderers as alias Hadji/Jok/Marianing, male, 37, entrance secretary of East Daguma Entrance, and commanding officer of Platoon Baghdad, East Daguma Entrance, Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) Daguma, Far South Mindanao Area (FSMR); alias Joker, male, 25, member of Platoon Baghdad, and alias Leslie, feminine, 25 medic of Platoon Baghdad.

The three ex-rebels additionally turned over one 5.56mm M16A1 rifle and one cal. 45 pistol.

Primarily based on the preliminary statements made by the three, they determined to give up due to the hardships and strain caused by the continual conduct of targeted army operations (FMOs), the collection of encounters with the federal government forces that resulted within the neutralization of a few of their leaders, and the shortage of assist from the management of FSMR.

The give up of the three former rebels to the 37IB was made doable via the intensified intelligence operations of the thirty seventh, 57th, and 73rd Infantry Battalions of the Philippine Army, and the Philippine Nationwide Police’s twelfth Regional Cellular Power Firm and Kalamansig Municipal Police Station.

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Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario Jr., commander of Western Mindanao Command, stated the give up of the high-ranking cadre and his followers present the continual downfall of SRC Daguma and subsequently, of the FSMR.

This was caused by the untiring efforts of the army models to conduct FMO in opposition to the CTG remnants and because of the effectiveness of group assist program operations within the villages, thought-about because the mass base of the CTGs.

The previous rebels are at the moment present process custodial debriefing and processing for his or her inclusion to the Enhanced Complete Native Integration Program on the 37IB headquarters.

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