CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Two former members of the communist terrorist groups (CTGs) on Wednesday surrendered to authorities and renewed their pledge of allegiance to the government.

In a report on Thursday, Brig. General Cesar Pasiwen, director of Police Regional Office-Central Luzon (PRO-3), said the two turned surrendered to the police and military in the province of Tarlac.

He said the former rebels were identified only as a 43-year-old resident of Barangay San Isidro, Tarlac City, who is a former member of the Underground Movement Organization and a 55-year-old resident of Barangay Sula, San Jose, who used to operate in the mountainous areas of San Jose and Capas.

The two former rebels yielded a rifle grenade, homemade caliber .22 rifle and a fragmentary MK2 hand grenade, he added.

Pasiwen said the surrenderers are now under tactical interview for documentation while the firearms were placed under the custody of the Provincial Mobile Force Company-Tarlac Police Provincial Office.

“With our non-stop efforts, together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the communist terrorist groups continue to suffer setbacks,” he said in a statement. (PNA)