By Francis Wakefield
The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) terrorist group in Negros Occidental suffered a huge blow after 25 of its members, together with their firearms, surrendered to government forces in Sagay City Negros Occidental.
Maj. Gen. Dinoh Dolina, commander of the Third Infantry (Spearhead) Division, said the surrender of the 25 Communist terrorists will weaken the strength and armed capability of the CPP-NPA in Negros Island.
“It is also a strong indication of the continued downfall of the Communist terrorist group. And we are expecting the demise of the group very soon,” Dolina said.
Dolina also said that, with the surrender of the 25 rebels, they expect a snowball of surrenderers in Western Visayas.
“It will create drastic demoralization among the remaining members of the communist terrorist group that will certainly encourage them to surrender,” he emphasized.
Dolina reiterated his call to the remaining members of the CPP-NPA to abandon the armed struggle, return to the folds of the law, and back into the mainstream society.
“Come down, and avail the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) for you to start a new and peaceful life,” he added.