A member of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) has surrendered in Sarangani Friday, June 1, military said Saturday.
The rebel was identified as Boy Cabisa Diale, alias Busaw, 75, from Sitio Lino, Barangay Upper Suyan, Malapatan, Sarangani.
He also surrendered his M16 rifle to the troops of the 73rd Infantry Battalion (IB).
“With our intensive security operations and continuous collaborations to our Local Government Units (LGUs) and other stakeholders, we can align our efforts in attaining a peaceful and conflict resilient communities with in our area of operation,” said Lt. Col. Marion Angcao, commander of the 73rd IB.
The former rebel will be presented to the LGU of Sarangani for immediate assistance and enrollment to the Comprehensive Local Integration program (CLIP), the official said.
He will be provided also with livelihood assistance and he will receive additional cash aid for his surrendered firearm in order for him to start a new and peaceful life, he added.