CTG member in coastal town of Isabela surrendered
CAMP MARCELO A. ADDURU, TUGUEGARAO CITY- A member of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) voluntarily surrendered to the PNP Authorities in the province of Isabela yesterday, June 21, 2020.
Regional Director PRO2 PBGEN ANGELITO A CASIMIRO in his report to Chief PNP, PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO F GAMBOA stated that at about 5:10 PM of June 21, 2020 along Seashore of Brgy. Dimapula, Divilacan, Isabela, a certain “John doe” (not his real name), single and a resident of Brgy. Dimapnat, Divilacan, Isabela voluntarily surrendered to the LGU and PNP authorities. The said person revealed that sometime in November 2019 he was recruited under Regional Sentro De Grabidad (RSDG), Komiteng Rehiyon Cagayan Valley (KR-CV) as squad leader with six (6) members to include subject person in March 2020. While the group was at the mountainous part of City of Ilagan, Isabela, he took chance to escaped from the group and went home and voluntarily surrendered to Vice Mayor of Divilacan, Isabela and subsequently turn-over to the Chief of Police of Divilican Police Station.
RD CASIMIRO emphasized that the government is sincere in its offer of peace. He reiterated his call to the rebels (NPA) to lay down their arms and return to the government’s fold and live peacefully with their families and friends. “We will ensure your safety and well-being when you lay down your arms,” he added.