Friday, June 21, 2013

NPA Couple Surrenders to 20th Infantry Battalion


From the Website of Philippine Army
links: http://www.army.mil.ph/pr/2013/jun/150613_2.html


NPA Couple Surrenders to 20th Infantry Battalion

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City, Samar – Two members of New Peoples Army (NPA) identified as Lemuel Moreno and his wife Nida Moreno, voluntarily surrendered to the elements of the 20th Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army last June 14, 2013 at Brgy Santander, Bobon, Northern Samar. The duo brought with them two Caliber .45 pistols with two magazines and four (4) rounds of ammunition.

During the initial interview conducted, it was learned that Lemuel Moreno aka Kulas and Nida Moreno aka Mina were the Squad Leader and Medical Officer respectively of Section Committee 2 of the Northern Samar Provincial Party Committee operating in the hinterlands of Northern Samar.

Major General Gerardo T Layug in his statement said, "The surrender of the two NPA members was a result of the joint efforts of the local leaders of Barangay Santander, Bobon, Northern Samar and our Bayanihan Teams, in helping NPA rebels to return to the mainstream of society and avail the new program of the AFP which is the Guns for Peace Program. Through this program, it is the sincere desire of the 8th Infantry Division to help NPA rebels to return to the folds of the law and start a new life.”

Under the AFP Guns For Peace Program, the two surrenderees will be receiving the amount of P25,000.00 each or a total of P50,000.00 as part of the firearms remuneration package and other existing government assistance coming from the line government agencies.
PR by the 8th Infantry Division





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