COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / 31 Aug) – Dozens of communist insurgents have surrendered voluntarily to Philippine military officials in Saranggani province in Mindanao.
Officials said at least 89 New People’s Army fighters surrendered on Thursday in the town of Alabel. They yielded dozens of automatic rifles and pistols to the Army’s 66th Infantry Battalion.
Col. Fidel Legiralde Jr., battalion commander, said the surrender of the insurgents were witnesses by Alabel town Mayor Corazon Grafilo and Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez.
The insurgents, Legiralded said, pledged their alliance to the government. (Mindanao Examiner)