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12 BIFF members surrender to military in Maguindanao

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Twelve alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) under the Bungos Faction have surrendered to the military in Maguindanao province.

The “surrenderors” yielded to the troops of the 33rd Infantry Battalion in Sultan sa Barongis town at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 13.

“The surrenderors realized the futility of their cause and were encouraged by the unit’s purposive stakeholder’s engagement and observance of human rights and rule of law,” said 33IB Commander Lt. Col. Elmer Boongaling.

Wazire Talib Kumpas, Carlo Talib Maon, Alamansa Makungay Talib, Pair Andongan Makapagal, Tomy Maslayboto Mato, Mama Daud Jainudin, Jomar Masla Boy, Muhamad Saylila, Urasay Badi, Ben Saptula, Usman Gandang, and Agar Mangatug were subsequently presented to 601st Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Jose Narciso and Sultan sa Barongis Municipal Mayor Al-Fizzar Allandatu Angas Sr.

Those who surrendered handed over three Caliber 50 Sniper Rifle (Home Made), one M203 grenade launcher (HM), one M79 (HM), one Rocket-Propelled Grenade (HM), one 5.56mm Rifle Single Shot (HM), one Caliber 30 Mosin Nagant, three Garand converted to M14 rifle, one Caliber 30 M1 Garand, one RPG ammo (HM), and three improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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