Cagayan Valley NPA leader surrenders
Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star) - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — A leader of the New People’s Army recently surrendered to government troopers in Isabela.

Identified only by his aliases of Popoy and Marlboro, the military said the surrenderee was a squad leader of the Sentro Grabidad Unit Central Front of the Komiteng Rehiyon-Cagayan Valley. 

The Northern Luzon Command said the former rebel, who reportedly had four children, escaped from the underground movement on Nov. 11, saying he wants to have a peaceful life with his family.  

Two 5.56 rifles, 12 magazines, 230 bullets, a handheld radio, a bandoleer, improvised explosive devices and bomb materials were among those turned over by the surrenderee, according to Lt. Col. Gladius Calilan of the 95th Infantry Battalion.

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