MANILA – Three alleged communist rebels have surrendered to government forces on Saturday after a series of negotiations with police in the Caraga region.
In a statement, Caraga police said the three members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army Terrorists (CNT), aged 21 to 51, voluntarily surrendered to the Surigao del Sur 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company.
The former rebels also surrendered to authorities a folder containing lyrics of communist songs, one firing wire of an improvised explosive device (IED), a caliber .38 revolver with five live ammunitions, an extension wire used for IED, and one black shirt with the print “New People's Army,” police said.
Brig. Gen. Joselito Esquivel, director of the Caraga police, appealed to remaining communist rebels to surrender.