DUMAGUETE CITY – A confessed member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) voluntarily surrendered to Negros Oriental Governor Manuel Sagarbarria on Wednesday at the Capitol.
A report from the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) identified the surrenderer as 37-year-old Rene Potane Janayan, married and a resident of Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental.
Janayan, also known as Ken and Ka Esmael, was a member of the NPA’s South East Front, identified by the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a dismantled guerilla front.
He turned over a caliber .45 pistol, three rounds of live ammunition, and a rifle grenade.
Various police and intelligence units facilitated the surrender of Janayan in connection with the government’s efforts to end the local communist insurgency and the campaign against loose firearms. (PNA)