FIFTEEN Militia ng Bayan under Kilusang Larangang Gerilya Marco operating within the western and eastern parts of Mountain Province surrendered with firearms and explosives Sunday morning, March 29, in Natonin and Bauko towns.
Operatives from the Police Regional Office–Cordillera (PRO–COR), Philippine Army, and National Intelligence Coordinating Agency - Cordillera (Nica–CAR), six Militia ng Bayan surrendered and turned over two Garand rifle, one M16, one hand grenade, one hand held radio and subversive documents around 9 a.m. at Natonin Municipal Police Station (MPS).
Nine others surrendered without firearms at around 9 a.m. in Bagnen Proper and Bagnen Oriente, Bauko, Mountain Province.
The surrender of the 15 Militia ng Bayan is a result of the community relations activities and dialogues initiated by Mountain Province Provincial Police Office led by the Provincial Director Colonel Homer Penecilla, PRO–COR, military intelligence, and NICA-CAR.
The rebel returnees are now in the custody of Mountain Province PPO while undergoing documentation processing for admission in the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government.
Police Brigadier General R’win Pagkalinawan, PRO-COR director, lauded the different units and welcomed the surrenderers whom he said made the right decision to come back to society instead of pursuing their uncalled ideology, while everyone, especially the frontliners exert efforts to end this Covid–19 pandemic.