55 UGMO members yield

February 12, 2020

SANTA CRUZ, Ilocos Sur – Fifty-five members of the Underground Mass Organization (UGMO) have surrendered to the government security forces at the 81st Infantry (Spartan) Battalion Headquarters in Barangay Bugbuga here this February.  

Of this number, 33 rebels who surrendered on February 8 are residents of Sitio Linggawa in Barangay Pidpid in this town while 22 residents from Barangay Lucbuban in Salcedo town yielded to the joint elements of the Army’s 81IB and the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) on February 10, the Army said.  

From the 33 UGMO members from Santa Cruz, three are members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army’s (CPP-NPA) Sangay ng Partido sa Lokalidad (SPL), six are Kabataang Makabayan (KM), seven are from Malayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MKBK), and 17 belong to Pambansang Kilusan ng Magsasaka (PKM).

On the other hand, the 22 surrenderers from the municipality of Salcedo are four members of Milisyang Bayan (MB), seven KM and 11 PKM.