Davao City– In the just concluded closing Ceremony of the Candidate Soldier Course Class 569 – 2018 held at 10TH Infantry (AGILA) Division, Philippine Army on 28 April 2019, Pvt Albert I Diez (INF) PA a Former Rebel and a Political Instructor of the Guerila Front 33 who served the armed group in the span of almost Four (4) years graduated Top 1 among the 132 Candidate Soldiers.
Pvt Diez, formerly known in his alias as DINDO is a Manobo from Montevista, Compostela Valley Province who joined the NPA at the young age of 17; he spent his teenage trekking in the mountain ranges of Compostela Valley and Davao Del Norte believing that revolution solves the difficulties faced by the society.
His social status was exploited by his former classmate who was a CPP- NPA Political Organizer while taking up his 2 Years vocational course in Driving. With the enticing promises he received from the CPP-NPA recruiter, he undoubtedly took the pledge of becoming a member of the armed group of the Communist Terrorist Movement.
He then joined the armed group in June 2012 and subsequently placed as Team Medic of the Sentro De Gravidad, of the GF 33. With his distinct ability in influencing others, he was then promoted as Political Guide and finally became a Political Instructor after undergoing various Party Courses inside the Communist Movement.
Later, he realized that he entered a terrorist group that put an end to all his dreams in life. “Biktima po ako ng mga kasinungalingan nila, at pinagsisisihan ko po iyon, na realize ko po na wala palang patutunguhan ang buhay sa kilusan” Diez said. A promise to support his family was just a mere propaganda.
a.k.a DINDO said in his earlier interviews “Ang Hirap po ng Buhay sa Bundok, Pagod, Puyat, Gutom at Takot na baka yun na huling araw o gabi ng buhay mo, Wala Kang aasahang magandang buhay sa CPP-NPA, gusto ko na ng matiwasay at tahimik na pamumuhay. Kaya po ako nagbalik loob”.
Pvt Diez a.k.a DINDO personally submitted himself along with his firearm to Lt. Colonel Oscar B Balignasay Jr, 25IB Commander at 25th Infantry (FIREBALL) Battalion stationed in Camp Kalaw, Poblacion. Monkayo, Compostela Valley on February 20, 2018.