CABANATUAN CITY -- A ranking leader of the terrorist New People’s Army rebel group surrendered to police and military authorities here on Saturday, bringing with him his personal weapon and several rounds of ammunition, police said yesterday.
Acting provincial police director Senior Supt. Leon Victor Z. Rosete identified the rebel surrenderer as Allan Halop, alias Tamas, of Guadalupe, Esperanza, Agusan Del Sur.
Halop was tagged as a squad leader of Segunda, said to be operating in the boundaries of Nueva Ecija and Aurora and other parts of the Caraballo mountain areas.
Rosete said the rebel leader gave himself up to the Nueva Ecija provincial police-1st provincial mobile force company headed by Supt. Alexander C. Aurelio here last Saturday.