MANILA Five more members of the New People's Army's (NPA) "Militia Ng Bayan" have voluntarily surrendered to security troops in Ambaguio municipality, Nueva Vizcaya province on Monday.
In a statement Tuesday, Capt. Jefferson Somera, 5th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the five rebel supporters turned themselves in to troopers of the 54th Infantry Battalion and personnel of the Ambaguio Police at the Landing Patrol Base in Barangay Poblacion.
Somera said their surrender was made possible through the intervention of Barangay Ammoweg.
Before their surrender, the five served as contacts, couriers and spies of regular NPAs operating in the area.
As of this posting, they were being debriefed at the Landing Patrol Base.
As of Jan. 1, the 5th Infantry Division has recorded the surrender of seven NPA rebels and 63 "Militia Ng Bayan" members. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency