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NPA-affiliated MB members surrender in Nueva Vizcaya

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This photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows guerrillas of the New People's Army (NPA) in formation in the Sierra Madre mountain range, located east of Manila. — AFP

FIVE MEMBERS of the Milisyang Bayan (MB), or People’s Militia of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), surrendered to the Northern Luzon Command on May 7 in Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya. The MB members were identified as Walter T. Pulido, Pio P. Kaila, Mario U. Humakey, Delfin U. Domingo, and Fredie Q. Dulnuan. The People’s Militia are considered as “force multipliers” of the regular NPA. Meanwhile, a member of the NPA who was part of the encounter with the 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) in Malitbog, Bukidnon last May 4 also surrendered on Monday. The surrenderer, identified as Anaclito S. Sagula Jr., alias Jepy, will undergo interview and psychosocial intervention with the Department of Social Welfare and Development as well as given cash and livelihood assistance by the Department of Interior and Local Government, according to Lieutenant Colonel Ronald M. Illana, 8IB commander. — Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz

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