Four (4) alleged members of the Communist-Terrorist Group (CTG) voluntarily surrendered to the elements of CIDG Zambales PFU, SAF, PIU Zambales PPO, and MICO in the morning (11:00 AM) of July 20, 2021 (Tuesday) in Camp Capt Conrado D Yap, Iba, Zambales.
Those who surrendered were identified as DANNY COSME y DAVID a.k.a. “KA LABO,” 45; ROGER COSME y LACSON a.k.a. “KA ROGER,” 57; RICKY BUTED y SORIA a.k.a. “KA ALAXAN,” 46; and HIZON BACLAY y CANDULI a.k.a. “KA ABAGIS,” 37.
In their statements, the surrenderers averred that they were recruited sometime in 2006 by Ka Nelson and Ka Maggie, both active leaders of CPP-NPA in Tarlac and Zambales.
The said alleged CTG members undergone debriefing and will be provided with benefits such as livelihood, medical, education, housing and legal assistance as part of the holistic package under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP).
PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO, CIDG Director welcomed and applauded the surrender of said CTG members. “Ang kanilang pagbabalik sa panig ng ating Gobyerno ay patunay lamang na marami na sa kanila ang unti-unting nakikita at naniniwala sa hangarin ng pamahalaan patungo sa maunlad na pamumuhay para sa lahat malayo sa baluktot na pakikibaka, kahirapan at kaguluhan,” added CIDG Director.