3 Communist Terrorist Group members yield in Sultan Kudarat Province 

SULTAN KUDARAT PROVINCE : At least three members of the communist terrorist group (CTGs) have surrendered to the military in Sultan Kudarat province last Wednesday.

Major Andrew Linao, spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said the three CTGs surrendered to the soldiers at Army headquarters of the 37th Infantry Battalion, Barangay Tibpuan, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat.

“Based on the report from the ground, the surrendered personalities are former members of the Hqs Company, West Daguma Front, Sub-regional Committee Daguma, Far South Mindanao Region,” said Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., WestMinCom commander.

Surrendered personalities handed over one 5.56mm M16 rifle, one 7.62mm M14 rifle, and one M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenade. They underwent medical check-ups and custodial debriefing facilitated by the 37th Infantry Battalion. 

According to Joint Task Force Central Commander, Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, the successful surrender of the three CTG members was a result of the combined efforts of the 37IB and the intelligence units. “This is a result of our continuous campaign against terrorism here in central Mindanao,” Maj. Gen. Uy said. 

The surrendered personalities revealed that their former comrade convinced them to lay down their arms and return to the folds of the law. Their identities are not disclosed for their safety and protection.

From January 1 to date, a total of seven CTG members have already been neutralized, of whom six surrendered and one was killed during an encounter. 

“Congratulations to the troops of Joint Task Force Central for the splendid job. It is but more fulfilling to win this fight against terrorism without single bloodshed, “said Lt. Gen. Rosario Jr.


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