THREE members of the Maute terror group surrendered to authorities on Monday morning, February 18 in the Lanao del Sur, the military said.
Captain Clint Antipala, Army’s 1st Infantry Division acting information officer, said the three Maute members who are believed to be remnants of the terror group, surrendered around 10:30 a.m. in the town of Sultan Dumalondong, Lanao del Sur.
Their identities were not released but officials said they are followers of Maute sub-leader Mubarak Manalo, also known as Mubarak.
They turned over one M2 Carbine rifle with ammunition to Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Allan Villanueva when they surrendered, which was witnessed by Sultan Dumalondong Mayor Jamel Kurangking.
Colonel Romeo Brawner, Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade commander, said the continuous surrender of Maute group remnants is the result of the collaboration between the military and local government units (LGUs) within his area of responsibility.
Brigadier General Roberto Ancan, Army’s 1st Infantry Division commander, commended the efforts of the troops of 49th Infantry Battalion and municipal government of Sultan Dumalondong that led to the surrender of the three Maute group remnants. (SunStar Philippines)