Five members of the New People's Army operating in South Cotabato and Sarangani surrendered to combined members of 1204th Mobile Force Company and the 27th Infantry Battalion on Friday after a series of focused military and police operations in Barangay Nalus in Kiamba in Sarangani, the military said.
The rebels turned themselves in after the government conducted a successful raid on their safe hub in Sitio Blo-lahak, Barangay Klobe in the municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on November 17.
The quintet brought with them two M14 rifles, one Garand, one M79 grenade launcher, three hand grenades, and two 40mm rounds.
"This series of successes greatly shows the degrading state of morale of the NPA terrorists and strongly prove the untiring commitment of the government forces in keeping its communities from violent ideologies," said 27IB commander Lieutenant Colonel Jones Otida. — Merlyn Manos/BM, GMA News