A MEMBER of the medical staff of New People’s Army (NPA) has surrendered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Lt. Col. Joey Baybayan, commanding officer of Special Action Brigade (SFB) identified the suspected NPA staff with aliases Bong/Yap/Mcleen, 29, a native of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, a medical staff of the Regional Sentro De Grabidad (RSDG), Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC).
Baybayan said Bong also surrendered to 3rd Special Forces Battalion (3SFBn) one Cal. 50 sniper rifle “Barrett type” (Homemade) with SN:211858 with ten rounds ammunition, one Cal. 45 pistol with defaced serial number, one magazine assembly with seven live ammunition in a joint effort with PNP on September 19, 2019 at 3SFBn headquarters in Brgy. Noli, Bayugan City.
Report said Bong/Yap/Mcleen, who spent six years as an NPA terrorist, surrendered because of trauma during recent encounters resulting to NPA casualties in the hinterlands of Sibagat, Prosperidad and Bayugan.
“Namatay sa encounter ang aking kasamahan last year. Nilibing lang ng mga NPA na kasama ko kung saan-saan at nakakalungkot isipin na ganito lang pala ang gagawin nila sa akin pag sa akin ito nangyari. Dito ko narealize na mali ang desisyon ko sa pagsama sa mga NPA.
“Sabi ko sa isip ko, kailangan makaalis ako dito kasi sayang lang lahat ng pagod at hirap. Sa bandang huli pababayaan lang kami ng mga NPA. Hindi rin malalaman ng pamilya ko kung anong nangyari sa akin. Wala akong kinabukasan dito, “he added.
Col. Baybayan urged other NPA members to surrender and choose peace.
“You have no future there because your commanders are corrupt and making money out of this armed conflict while you in the lower ranks and your families suffer the most,” Baybayan said.