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6 Abu Sayyaf members surrender to military in Sulu

Six members of the Abu Sayyaf Group have surrendered to government forces in Luuk, Sulu, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said Wednesday.

WestMinCom said the six ASG members surrendered to the 4th Marine Brigade in Barangay Tandu Bato last June 16.

The ceremony was presided by Brigadier General Jesus Caldez, commander of the Combat and Service Support Brigade.

The said ASG members served as coddlers, guide, and spotter of the local terror group, according to the military. These six also surrendered their weapons including a garand rifle, a carbine rifle, three caliber .45 pistols and one 38 revolver.

Colonel Ruben Candelario, commander of the 4th Marine Brigade, vowed to help the rebel returnees be integrated with the society and live a peaceful life with their families.

"It is very fulfilling to live in peace and harmony and be a productive citizen and instrument of development. We call on the rest of our brothers who are still contemplating to come out and take advantage of the livelihood programs being implemented by our government for the rebel returnees," Candelario said.—AOL, GMA News