CAMP General Alejo S Santos, City of Malolos — A former member of a Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) or Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) voluntarily surrendered to Bulacan PNP in DRT, Bulacan on October 21, 2022.

PCol. Relly Arnedo, OIC Bulacan PPO stated that the surrenderee was identified as alias Ka Armand @Ka Amang, 35 years old, a farmer and former member of Bagong Hukbong Bayan or New People’s Army (NPA), his main tasked in the group was to provide information on the movement of the government troops (Pasabilis), gather food resources for the group, to plan and assists the CTGs to cross mountain paths (from Kalawakan DRT to Ilog Papaya in Nueva Ecija) to avoid detection.

Police said that on October 21, 2022 at about 7:30 AM, elements of DRT MPS facilitated the surrender of @Ka Armand/Ka Amang to the government.

Ka Amang said that he was approached by Ka Jerry under the command of Joselito Cardines @Ka Tagko of the Newly Formed Platoon Team Sierra Madre with more or less 40 CTGs armed with long firearms.

Further, Ka Jerry advised the surenderee to procure two (2) sacks of rice for the CTGs journey from DRT to Montalban Rizal that prompted him to seek help from community leaders.

Moreover, Ka Amang also revealed that he was able to get information of the identity of army personnel, troop movement and creation of detachment in the area wherein he informs the CTGs to avoid encounter with the government troops who are conducting combat patrolling.

The surrendered former CTG member is presently under the custody of DRT MPS for documentation and debriefing.

Bulacan Police is stern on its intensified campaign against insurgency and terrorism to ensure the provision of social services, employment opportunities and improved quality of life in communities that have been experiencing or are vulnerable to armed communist conflict.