NPA medical officer yields to Caraga cops


A New People’s Army (NPA) medic has surrendered to the Army’s 1303rd Maneuver Company of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion in Agusan del Sur, the Police Regional Office in Caraga (PRO-13) reported on Friday.

In a press statement, PRO-13 director, Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr. identified the NPA medic only as “Jovelyn”, 37.

“Alias Jovelyn surrendered on Thursday in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur,” Caramat said, adding the NPA medic also handed over to authorities a .357 revolver.

Jovelyn worked full-time with the weakened Guerrilla Front 14 (GF-14) of the NPA before she surrendered, he said.

“Alias Jovelyn was one of the victims who reached the point of self-realization that she had gained nothing but undeserved struggle and suffering in the mountains while at the hands of the terrorist group,” Caramat said.

He also urged the remaining members of GF-14 to surrender and avail of the government’s programs and services for former rebels.

“There is still hope for a better tomorrow if you choose to renounce the armed struggle and surrender to the government,” Caramat said.

Jovelyn was placed under the custody of 1303rd Maneuver Company for proper documentation and custodial debriefing.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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