Feature: More surrenderees from GF 89
Butuan City (14 October) -- Four members of GF 89's Militia ng Bayan surrendered to the Commander of the 8th Infantry Battalion yesterday, October 2, 2009.
Jumar Tilocan @ Andres, 28 years old from sitio Kaungahan, Barangay Canangaan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon together with Ronie Guinombay, Rudy Guinombay and Elyong Anci-an all residents of sitio Bandawan, Barangay Canangaan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon surrendered to the Peace and Development Team (PDT) of the 8th Infantry Battalion with their firearms composed of 1 caliber 30 M1 Carbine, 1 shotgun and 1 springfield rifle.
From the time Alfredo Mapano, the NPA's NorthCentral Mindanao Regional Committee leader, was arrested, more that 50 regular and militia ng bayan members of Guerrilla Front 89 have surrendered with their firearms. It can be recalled that Mapano, who has 8 warrants of arrest for various cases filed in Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur and Misamis Oriental, was arrested by the joint team of PNP and Army last August 1, 2009.
The mass surrender of GF 89 members have significantly reduced the strength and influence of the NPAs in the areas of Cabanglasan and hinter Barangays of Malaybalay City. (4ID Philippine Army) [top]