Wednesday, February 12, 2020

'NPA dwindling' - NPA Commander

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - "The number of New People's Army is dwindling."

This was the revelation of a certain alias Bart after he surrendered to Davao de Oro's Provincial Task Force - Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF - ELCAC) headed by Hon. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy, MPA on February 10, 2020, at Barangay Cabinuangan, New Bataan, Davao De Oro.

In a report made by Lt. Col. Roman S. Mabborang, Commander of 66th Infantry Battalion to MGen. Jose C. Faustino Jr, Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command, alias Bart, a former Vice Commander of the NPA previously being monitored in the northern boundary of Davao De Oro and Davao Oriental decided to leave the group because almost all of their members have surrendered or went into hiding because of hardship and always on the run as brought about by the loss of their former mass bases and contacts.

Accordingly, he further revealed that NPA formations are forced to merge because of the cascade of surrender.

He further confirmed that since 2019, he is the 26th member of their group who surrendered to the government. This came after the surrender of his wife identified as alias Joy/Andy/Tardy, former Deputy Commander of a Pulang Bagani Command to Governor Uy and Hon. Sote M. Matibay, Chairman of Brgy. Panansalan, Compostela, Davao De Oro on January 20, 2020.

The two are now undergoing custodial and stress debriefing prior to their enrollment to E-CLIP Program.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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