An alleged political instructor of the New People’s Army in Caraga Region surrendered to government security forces in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday, the military said.
Ka Jumong, a political instructor of the guerilla-Front Committee 21-A of the CPP-NPA Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) yielded to authorities at the Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Tago town, said Lt. Col. Randolph Rojas, 36th IB commander.
Quoting Jumong’s interview with the Army interrogators, Rojas said Jumong was working with the NPA as its political instructor for a year and six months, and had also been tasked to convince and recruit IPs, or lumads, into their ranks.
Jumong reportedly finished his studies at the Tribal Filipino Program of Surigao del Sur, (TRIFPSS) Inc. based in Sitio Baroboan, Caromata, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.
Rojas said the rebel returnee will undergo further interrogation in collaboration with the concerned government agencies, so that he could avail of the benefits under the Guns for Peace Program and Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) of the government. By CLC