NPA rebel surrenders in Sibugay town

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr.

January 21, 2020, 6:54 pm

NEW LIFE. New People's Army rebel Fausto Musngi Daprosa surrenders to government authorities Sunday (Jan. 19, 2020) in Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay, following series of negotiations initiated by policemen and military authorities. Daprosa turned over a handgun during his surrender. (Photo courtesy of Police Regional Office-9 Public Information Office)

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- A New People’s Army (NPA) rebel has surrendered to government authorities following series of negotiations in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, a police official said Tuesday.

Maj. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Of

fice-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the NPA surrenderer as Fausto Musngi Daprosa alias Ka Caloy.

Galvez said Daprosa surrendered and turned over a handgun to personnel of the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company and Army’s 44th Infantry Battalion troops on Sunday in Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Galvez said Daprosa surrendered following the implementation of the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) in relation to the Regional Task Force–Ending Local Communists Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC).

The RCSP is designed to know the conditions of the communities where government workers themselves listen and take action to lessen problems.

Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, PRO-9 director, expressed elation over the surrender of Daprosa, commending the RTF-ELCAC and police authorities "for their devotion to their duty."

He said the Philippine National Police "will never tire of encouraging the communist rebels to surrender and live a life within the fold of law." (PNA)