Must Watch: Rebel Surrenderees Confirms NPA Recruitment of UP & PUP Students (Video)

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has confirmed its suspicions that the New People's Army (NPA) has been aggressively recruiting students from prominent educational institutions in the country such as the University of the Philippines and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.


Surrendered and suspected communist rebels who are now under the custody of the PNP has affirmed early suspicions by the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that the NPA is recruiting college students from State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) across the country.



PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde presented to reporters in Camp Crame some 20 rebels who surrendered to the police on separate occasions in Kalayaan, Laguna.

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Gen. Albayalde said that the revelations of the rebels reinforce and confirms their early allegations that indeed college students are being recruited through so-called immersion programs.

Ka Ruben, one of the rebel leader, who spoke in behalf of the group said they have seen several students over the years since he became a rebel in 2009. They would see two to eight students in every makeshift house within their camp in the mountains.

The rebel was quoted as saying "Mga isang gabi pagkatapos bumababa na rin po sila kinabukasan (just one night then they leave the next day),” Ka Ruben said.



The students would be brief regarding the life of the rebels in the mountains, and sometimes they would employ some scare tactics
and some intimidations for the students to join their ranks as rebels.

“They are wooed like young ladies to get their trust and if they refuse they would be forced,” he said in Filipino.

Gen. Albayalde noted that these immersion invites the students to the rebel camps where they are being brainwashed and then forced to stay with the NPA.

The students were also afraid of not joining the communist revolutions because they could be targeted once they decided not to join the cause anymore.

Source: PhilStar / One News / PTV News

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