NPA rebel surrenders in Camarines Sur

By Connie Calipay

February 22, 2024, 8:41 pm

<p><em>(Infographic courtesy of PRO5)</em></p>

(Infographic courtesy of PRO5)

LEGAZPI CITY – A member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) surrendered to the Philippine National Police and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) personnel in Basud, Camarines Sur province on Thursday.

In a report, Lt. Col. Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5) spokesperson, identified the surrenderer as "Bro," of legal age, and a resident of Lupi town, Camarines Sur.

"He is a member of Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) 1 Komiteng Larangang Guerilla (KLG) 2, under Norbem Gruta Command in Camarines Sur. He also surrendered a gun and three bullets," she said.

Calubaquib said the surrenderer would undergo a debriefing program and receive government assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP).

The police official said the purpose of ECLIP is to provide a variety of assistance, knowledge, and skills to those who have surrendered from the rebel group to help them recover and have a new hope in life.

“This help is not only for them but also for their family and community)," she said. (PNA)