Two members of the Communist Terrorist Group chose to end their armed struggle and yielded to the troops of the Joint Task Force Central a day after Christmas, December 26, 2020.
“Abraham Arida, a.k.a. Tantan, and Bryan Dusa, a.k.a. Bornok, both members of the Platoon Central, Guerilla Front Musa, Far South Mindanao Region submitted themselves to the troops of the 5th Special Forces Battalion under Lt. Col. Randy Banaag in Brgy. Lamlahak, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato at 9 AM.,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
“The duo handed over one 5.56mm rifle, one improvised explosive device, and one M14 rifle,” the Commander added.
The surrendered personalities were brought to the 11th Special Forces Company in Brgy. Lambingi, Banga, South Cotabato for consolidation and were subsequently transferred to the Alpha Company of the 5SFBn in Kablon, Tupi, South Cotabato for the conduct of custodial debriefing.
During the initial debriefing, the duo revealed that they decided to abandon the armed struggle due to hardships, hunger, and uncertainties of life as the government troops launch all-out offensives against the terror group.
Lt. Col. Banaag said, “We will see to it that they will be enrolled in the E-CLIP of the government”.
Meanwhile, 601st Infantry Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Roy Galido said, “Those who wish to return to the fold of the law are always welcome in our unit”.
Likewise, Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Central Commander said the military is gaining grounds, hence, the momentum will be sustained and all-out offensives will continue to press on the remaining terrorists to yield and start anew”.
(Source: Western Mindanao Command Facebook Page)