MANILA—Four members of the New People's Army in Palawan surrendered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command (WESCOM) this week.
Jeffrey Orit Sampaca, 25, and Henry Poyang Minduk, 18, surrendered Thursday, while Analy Pitogo Ambuan, 19, and a 16-year-old surrendered on Friday with the help of the 16-year-old's father.
They also surrendered firearms, ammunition and homemade bombs.
"We are glad that these 4 communist terrorists have decided to surrender and return to the fold of the law. Their surrender, together with their firearms, IEDs and other war materials, is a serious blow to the ranks of communist terrorism in the province, " said Major General Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr., commander of WESCOM.
The surrenderers are now under military custody for validation and documentation.
The military will also facilitate their application for the local social integration program of the provincial government of Palawan and the Department of the Interior and Local Government's comprehensive local social integration program, where they will be provided with financial aid.