Photo courtesy of Eastern Mindanao Command

THE military reported Thursday that six members of the New People’s Army surrendered and a military unit recovered high-powered firearms in two incidents this month.

Based on the report, the 1002nd Infantry Brigade recovered 30 high-powered firearms in Sitio Bagyang, Barangay Upper Suyan, Malapatan, Sarangani.

Also six rebels also surrendered to the 4th Infantry Division in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon last November 14.

Major Alex Mindalano, Eastern Mindanao spokesperson, said the recovered firearms were a Cal .30 machine gun; 17 M16 rifles, seven AK47 rifles, four M14 rifles, an M203 grenade launcher and an upper receiver each for an M16 and Carbine rifle.

The report said those who surrendered, who were from Cabanglasan in Bukidnon, were Bernie M. Sinunta, Junie Orque alias Bigboy, Ting Arellano, Jorlito Arellano, Rickian Ampildon, and Marjon Pasco alias Reden.

They brought with them six rifles.

They claimed they decided to return to folds of the law because of the internal chaos that the death of Jorge Madlos, leader of the month, caused.

Source: Mindanao Times (