Month: January 2019

CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – A total of three (3) NPAs, thirty-eight (38) Militia ng Bayan and one hundred sixty two (162) supporters, surrendered to 102nd Infantry Brigade in the two provinces of Zamboanga this week.

On December 15, 2018, twenty-two (22) Militia and fifty-nine (59) supporters surrendered to 44th Infantry Battalion in Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

On the same day, three (3) NPAs, two (2) Militia and seventy-two (72) supporters surrendered to 53rd Infantry Battalion in San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur.

And on December 18, 2018, fourteen (14) Militia and thirty-one (31) supporters surrendered to 44th Infantry Battalion in Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

“Their surrender will be a setback for the upcoming 50th Communist Party of the Philippines anniversary because of weakening mass base support,” said Col. Bagnus Gaerlan, 102 Infantry Brigade Commander.

“We will facilitate for their enrollment to Enhance Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) of the government and we commended the LGUs, barangay officials and other stakeholders who implemented the localized peace talks,” Col. Gaerlan added.

Major General Roseller G Murillo, 1st Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Zampelan commander, commended the efforts of 102nd brigade, 44IB, 53IB and the stakeholders who were involved and facilitated the successful surrender.

“We encourage other NPAs to return to the folds of law and take advantage of the E-CLIP and spend the yuletide season with their families.” Maj. General Murillo added.

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CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur –Six Corporals and one hundred sixty-four Privates were ceremonially sent-off here today.

Prior deployment to field units, the command is conducting send-off ceremony to the troops in order to show support and motivation.

“It’s about time to prove your flexibility and adopt the changing operational environment, your commitment to duty and your professionalism in selflessly serving the people and protecting the country wherever the call of duty brings you,” said Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, 1st Infantry Division Commander.

“Be disciplined and responsible soldier who is always cautious in actions so that we may continue to sustain the progress that we have achieved in the pursuit of our mission”, he added

Immediately after the ceremony, a traditional boodle fight with the officers and men of 1ID was conducted in the gymnasium.

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