Category Archives: surrender

NPA rebel yields in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 31 August) – A member of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in Tampakan town in South Cotabato yielded on Thursday to Army and police personnel following a series of negotiations. Lt. Col. Jones Otida, commanding officer of the Army’s 27th Infantry Battalion, said Friday that Jonathan Pilay Dawang alias […]

Bangsamoro organic law softens BIFF rebels to yield

GEN. S.K. PENDATUN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – A Moro rebel leader’s recognition of the Duterte administration’s determination to end “historical injustices” in Mindanao drove him and his five followers to end the struggle and live peacefully with their families. The signing by President Duterte of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) has softened the […]

NPA says plan to kill members who yield to gov’t a lie

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/17 July) – The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in Cotabato has no plans to execute members who have surrendered to government, a rebel leader said in a statement on Monday. Ka Dencio Madrigal, spokesperson of the NPA’s Valentine Palamine Regional Operations Command – Far South Mindanao called an “utter fabrication” the recent claim […]

Kin yield 13 firearms, ammunition owned by former NorthCot barangay captain

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – At least 13 high-powered guns and hundreds of ammunition were turned over to the Army and Police in North Cotabato by relatives of a former barangay chairman in Magpet town Monday afternoon, reports said. Julie Dinampo-Fajatin, younger sister of ex-chairman Renado Dinampo of Barangay Tagbak, Magpet, told authorities […]

20 suspected NPA supporters in Kidapawan yield

KIDAPAWAN CITY (Sep 5) – At least 20 residents of a rebel-influenced village here have yielded voluntarily to authorities on Tuesday to clear their names after they were accused of helping communist guerillas. The villagers were accompanied by Ricardo Rifurial, chairman of Barangay Katipunan, one of the seven villages identified as “highly-influenced” by the New People’s […]

Gov. Zubiri: pushers who surrendered to me afraid of getting killed by police

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 3 August) – Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. said the self-confessed drug pushers who surrendered to him did so because they were afraid of getting killed if they gave themselves up to the police. In an interview Wednesday over dxDB-Radyo Veritas Malaybalay, Zubiri said 42 suspected drug pushers had surrendered to […]