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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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CAMP SANG-AN | Team Tabak reaffirms commitment in protecting human rights in a simple flag raising ceremony held here today.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 9201 signed on April 1, 2003 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, National Human Rights Consciousness Week (NHRCW) is observed from December 4-10.

“Protecting human lives, uplifting human dignity and advancing peoples progress,” was this years theme of NHRCW.

Col. Benjamin Batara Jr, Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division, led the “Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Pamahalaan Bilang Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatang Pantao.”

Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, Commander 1st Infantry Division said that “Human rights reflect the minimum standards necessary for people to live with dignity.”

” It also gives people the freedom to choose how they will live, how they will express themselves to the society,” he added.

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Camp Burgos Oroquieta City. 45 more Rebels has successfully completed the 23 day E-CLIP Reintegration Program of the Province of Misamis Occidental.

Said program consist of psychosocial and religious services, sports activities, availment of basic governemnt services, medical & dental check up, stress debriefing, Family therapy, ALS evalutaion and livelihood skills training.

“The E-CLIP of the DILG is an investment for peace. It is government’s way of opening its arms for former rebels and assissting them to return to a normal, productive and law-abbiding way of life.”- Usec Florece, Undersecretary for Peace and Order, DILG.

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HQS 102 BRIGADE, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay- Two hundred Moro National Liberation Front fighters clashed with 102nd Infantry Brigade troopers of the 1st Infantry Division in a sports fest held here today (December 5, 2018).

“The dual meet aims to unite MNLF and 102nd Brigade as partners in bringing peace and development in our area of responsibility, said Col Bagnus Gaerlan, Brigade Commander.

The MNLF fighters with their families came from fourteen municipalities of Zamboanga Sibugay and three from Zamboanga del Norte.

“The revolution started in 1968, then comes martial law in 1972 that puts our country in chaos and it has to end,” said Hadji Abdullah Usman, Admiral Commander, MNLF.

“We must unite in bringing peace and prosperity in our country,”he added.

The event started with a short program, followed by fun and ball games that includes raising of team’s banner, tug of war, obstacle course, baskeball and volleyball.

“The focus in winning the peace is an acknowledgement that partnership with peace-inclined group is significant in achieving the endeavor,” said Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, 1st Infantry Division Commander.

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