700 CPP-NPA Communist Members & Supporters Surrender to Pres. Duterte

Members and supporters of CPP-NPA communist rebels decided to lay down their arms struggle against the government of Pres. Rody Duterte. Some 700 communist rebels and their supporters surrendered to the government and personally greeted by Pres. Duterte on Thursday in Davao City.



According to the Philippine military the communist rebels and sympathizers were gathered at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) Covered Court in Panacan, the military's Eastern Mindanao Command said in a statement.

The Armed Forces also noted that some officials from various government agencies attended the event to talk with the surrenderees and help in their reintegration to society, the military said.

Pres. Duterte on his previous statement to the media, the former rebels are now part of the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) of the government.



The CLIP offers surrenderees P15,000 financial support, another P50,000 for livelihood, and a remuneration for the surrendered firearm with an amount ranging from P12,000 to P210,000 depending on the type of firearm they turn over.

The event in Davao City wherein a total of 700 communist rebels surrendered, comes amid the announcement of a unilateral ceasefire over the Christmas holiday by President Rodrigo Duterte on offensives against the communist rebels.

The AFP also added that most of the former rebels and supporters who surrendered are members of the communist party's armed wing, the New People's Army, were from the Northern Mindanao provinces of Agusan, Bukidnon, Surigao, Davao, Cotabato, and Sarangani.

Pres. Duterte and the AFP received a total of two-hundred and sixty-five firearms were recovered from the former rebels. The surrenderees turned themselves in this year between January to December 15.

Watch the Video of the Surrender of 700 NPA Rebelsll:



Source: PNA

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