3 Reds from Sarangani surrender to military


Three alleged members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) have surrendered due to all-out combat operations by military in Sarangani province.

Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) said that alias Willy from Barangay Sapu Masla, Malapatan; and alias Dave and alias Double, both from Sitio Tamlang, Barangay Sapu Masla, Malapatan yielded to 73rd Infantry Battalion Sunday, December 1, at Feliz Malita, Davao Occidental.

It said the three surrendered due to “extreme anxiety and psychological pressure” as a result of the military’s combat operations.

The trio also wanted to clear their names and celebrate the yuletide season with their families, Eastmincom added.

When the three surrendered, they also turned over their firearms to the authorities.