NPA rebel surrenders in Zamboanga Sibugay

Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — A New People’s Army (NPA) rebel surrendered in Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay on Friday.

Almadin dela Torre, alias Nike, surrendered to the 44th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Balagon, Lt. Col. Don Templonuevo, 44th IB commanding officer, said.

Templonuevo said Dela Torre turned over an M16 rifle with four magazines and 80 rounds of ammunition.

He said the rebel returnee was only 16 years old when he was recruited by the Feliciano Guerrilla Front of the NPA’s Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee.

“Dela Torre was abandoned by his comrades after they attempted to harass our troops on Wednesday night,” Templonuevo said.

The military said Dela Torre would be enrolled in the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program or E-CLIP.

On Thursday, a communist rebel was killed in an encounter with soldiers conducting an information drive on the community quarantine in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur.

There was no reported casualty on the side of the government.     

  • Latest
  • Trending
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with