NSFA, Panacan, Davao City– NPA team leader Adaser Linggay Dela Mansi Alias Flores 42 years old of Brgy. Canangaan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon voluntarily surrendered to 403rd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Francisco L. Pabayo in Brgy Aglayan, Malaybalay City Thursday night bringing along with him a Carbine rifle, magazine and ammunition.
Said returnee is a member of Section Committee 89 of the CPP/NPA/NDF operating in Cabanglasan and adjacent barangays in Malaybalay City Bukidnon. He admitted that he was a victim of NPA deceptions and he want to live in peace with his family. He is now undergoing interview and for proper disposition.
Based on record, there were a total of 271 NPA returnees for the year 2013 and a total of 25 NPA returnees in EastMinCom area of responsibility as of 2014. Dela Mansi will be provided with firearms remuneration as per AFP Guns for Peace Program and livelihood assistance from concerned LGU to be facilitated by the 403rd Infantry Brigade.
Meanwhile, AFP/PNP joint operations continue in the areas of concern in Eastern Mindanao in order to protect the communities from NPA’s extortion, deception and attacks to civilians and civilian properties.
EASTMINCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III earlier expressed confidence that there would be more NPA returnees in the coming days. “This is the result of the collaboration between our local officials, community and our Bayanihan teams on peace outreach in the far flung barangays”. Lt. Gen. Cruz said