Philippines: 2 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels surrender in Aurora province
Two members of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to the military troops on Wednesday, citing reasons of lack of mass-based support and resources from their organization.
Lt. Col. Reandrew Rubio, acting commanding officer of Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion (91IB), said the two insurgents who surrendered to his troops at the boundary of Aurora and Nueva Ecija provinces, belonged to the Komiteng Larangang Guerrilla (KLG) Sierra Madre.
Rubio identified the surrendered rebels as Jordan Laque Barrios, alias “BM/Diane”, second squad leader; and Jhonrey Borja Gulle, alias “Jay/Uri”, of Platoon Dos KLG Sierra Madre.
“Our troops, while conducting joint intelligence operations in Barangay Villa, Maria Aurora, Aurora facilitated the surrender of the two rebels,” he said.