THE Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) is urging the members of the New People's Army (NPA) to surrender.

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil Jr., provincial director of Nocppo, said on March 19 that uniformed men in all police stations and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as well as the municipal and provincial peace and order councils, will facilitate their enrollment to the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (Clip) of the government.

"You only live once, do it right, nothing compares a normal life," Castil said.

Castil assured the public that the police and military will continue to integrate its community support programs with the local government units in line with the implementation of the Clip.

He said there is no future in the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-NPA revolution.

"While the ordinary NPA member is bleeding and sacrificing in the field, their leaders are enjoying a luxurious life in the Netherlands. It's not too late to have a normal life, do it for your children and your grandchildren," the province's top cop added.

Castil also appealed to the public for their cooperation to stop supporting and funding the communist rebels.

"Let us act together to end the long-suffering from senseless war and unnecessary loss of lives. A shared vision for our future generation - a safer and peaceful province of Negros Occidental," Castil said.

Meanwhile, Castil said they are not lowering their guards for possible attacks and other lawlessness acts of the communist rebels as the CPP-NPA will celebrate their founding anniversary on March 29.

The police, in coordination with the AFP, is now intensifying its intelligence operations against the communist rebels and their supporters for their possible arrest and prosecution in court. (GYM)