7 NPAs surrender to 58IB in Surigao del Sur
by Nida Grace Tranquilan
Tandag, Surigao del Sur (June 18) -- Seven Militia ng Bayan (MB) from Talakag, Bukidnon peacefully surrendered to 58 Infantry Battalion (IB) here on June 9, 2009.
It was successfully negotiated by 58IB Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Benjamin S. Pedralvez, Jr. INF (GSC) PA in first District of Surigao del Sur.
According to the records of the 58IB, the MBs brought along with them eight (8) assorted fire arms composed of 1 Mi Garand rifle; 2 improvised caliber 5.56 rifles; 2 shotguns, 1 homemade shot gun, 1 cal. 357 pistol and 1 homemade cal.38 revolver.
The seven former rebels (FRs) are now housed under the custody of Philippine Army for the assessment and evaluation of their records.
It can be recalled that on May 24, 2009, two (2) Communist Terrorists (CTs) and 19 MBs also surrendered to 58IB bringing along with them 20 assorted fire arms. (PIA Surigao del Sur) [top]