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4 NPA rebels surrender to military in Sarangani

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Four alleged members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the military in Alabel, Sarangani province Saturday, February 1.

The rebel returnees were identified as Ariel Tumbo, alias Justin; Roger Fa, alias Bambo; Ariel Fa, alias Jasper; and Larry Campaan, alias Jasig, Lt. Col. Ronaldo G. Valdez, commander of the Army’s 73rd Infantry Battalion, said.

He said the returnees have expressed their frustrations over futility in the mountains and struggles in moving from one place to another.

Valdez assured the former rebels that they would be provided financial assistance and livelihood package as part of the program of the government for local integration.

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