TEN ranking leaders of the New People’s Army (NPA) have surrendered to government authorities in the province of South Cotabato, the police reported Tuesday, December 27, 2022.

Police Colonel Richard Verceles, operations chief of the Area Police Command-Western Mindanao, said they surrendered around 10 a.m. Monday, December 26, at the municipal police station of Tupi, South Cotabato.

Verceles identified the NPA surrenderers as Ryan Coliao, Jimmy Freay, Rolan Ante, Juanito Paala, Genecis Pagdato, Anthony Edianel, Junrey Escultor, Jose Fabello, Ruby May, and Mario Mino.

Verceles said the 10 NPA surrenderers are all squad leaders under the Guerrilla Front Musa and the dismantled Guerrilla Front Alip, both of the NPA’s Far South Mindanao Regional Committee.

He said the 10 NPA squad leaders have surrendered through the efforts of the personnel of the South Cotabato 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company, Regional Intelligence Division-12 Tracker Team Charlie and South Cotabato Provincial Intelligence Unit.

He said the 10 NPA surrenderers were placed under the custody of the South Cotabato 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company for custodial debriefing. (SunStar Zamboanga)

Source: SunStar (https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1949505/zamboanga/local-news/10-ranking-npa-leaders-surrender)