KIDAPAWAN CITY – Seven communist rebels surrendered to the police in Sultan Kudarat province in southern Philippines, officials said Wednesday.
Superintendent Raul Supiter, the provincial police chief, said the New People’s Army rebels also yielded weapons and improvised explosives. He said the insurgents, led by Kumander Dindo, were members of the Guerrilla Front 73 operating in the province.
The rebel leader said they all came from the town of Senator Ninoy Aquino and members of the tribal group Manobo who all decided to surrender and avail of the government amnesty program. He said they wanted to start a new life with their respective families.
There was no immediate statement from the rebel group on the surrender of their fighters. The NPA has been fighting for a separate rule in the country. (Rhoderick Beñez)
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