EIGHT New People’s Army rebels surrendered to security officials in Culasi, Antique, Police Regional Office 6 director Brigadier General Rene P. Pamuspusan announced yesterday.
The eight, all members of the Central and Northern Front Committees of the CPP/NPA Regional Party Committee, were formally welcomed by the government by officials during simple ceremonies in Barangay Poblacion, Culasi town over the weekend, the Western Visayas police director said.
Pamuspusan said the eight surrendered after negotiations with local police and military officials in the province. They were presented to local government officials led by Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao.
Pamuspusan said the ex-NPA guerrillas will undergo an assessment before being allowed to receive the benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program or E-CLIP of the Duterte administration.