TWO armed New People’s Army rebels yesterday surrendered to officials of the Albay Police Provincial Office saying they are long tired of their hard life in the mountains where they play a cat-and-mouse game with pursuing government troops, Police Regional Office 5 director, Brigadier General Anthony S. Alcañeses said.
The NPA members identified only as one ‘Ka Jimboy,’43; and one ‘Aladin,’41, also turned over a caliber 9mm Ingram pistol with a magazine containing 12 live ammunition, a Magnum cal. .38 revolver with 12 bullets and various NPA documents when they yielded to Albay police director, Colonel Wilson C. Asueta.
Asueta said that the two will avail of the government’s E-CLIP or Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program which is aimed at providing a much better future to rebel surrenderers by seeing to it that there will be a comprehensive livelihood program for them and their families.
The official said that during a debriefing, the two whose real names were withheld claimed that they have long felt being abandoned by their leaders who are living luxurious lives abroad while they are forced to look for their daily food while staying in their forest hideouts.