BORONGAN CITY- Two former rebels surrendered to the Borongan City Police Station (CPS) on Wednesday, August 24.
Alias Fred/Romeo, 56, single, and an active NPA under the SRC Sesame. He said he has been involved in a series of operations against government forces.
He surrendered bringing along a .38 cal revolver and some ammunitions.
The city police led by Lt. Col. Romeo Santander is now preparing his documents for the proper disposition and availment of government programs to surrendering rebels.
In just a matter of 20 minutes, another NPA offered to surrender to the Borongan CPS.
A woman, 53, who calls herself Alyas Titang surrendered on the same day, 20 minutes later at noon.
Alyas Titang is married and hails from Dolores, Eastern Samar. She said that she is under SRC Arctic operating in Dolores remote barangays.
The woman said she collected food, medicines and money in the barangays of Jicontol and Gap-ang, Dolores.
Alyas Titang is now with the authorities for proper documentation.
Just after the firefight in the remote areas of Dolores, a wounded NPA member identified only as Alyas Good also surrendered to the Dolores police.
Alyas Good surrendered on August 21 to PMaj. Aldwin Ballete of the Dolores Police Station.
The NPA was wounded as he was part of those who fought the government troops on August 16 in the hinterlands of Dolores, he was slightly wounded in his arm and leg.
Gov. Ben Evardone in his statement to the media right after the firefight once more urged the remaining NPAs to surrender.
“Surrender to the government so that you can be given all the benefits and live a normal life with your families.”
He urged them once more to help the government by ending the resistance movement.
“It has cost so many lives of our own brothers and prevented development of our country,” referring to the more than 50 years of the NPA movement in the country.