BONTOC, Mountain Province – A disgrantled member of the New Peoples Army (NPA) surrendered without firearm to combined police and military authorities here at around 2 pm Friday.
Senior Superintendent Oliver Enmodias, provincial director of the Mountain Province Provincial Police Office, identified the rebel returnee as Jujun Tupong Eborwang alias Rodel, a member of Squad Uno, West Chico line,Kilusang Larangang Guerilya (KLG) Marco under the Ilocos Cordillera Regional Party Committee.
He said the rebel returnee surrendered without any firearm in his possession to elements of the Mountain Province Provincial Police Office, Regional Intelligence Division of the Police Regional Office – Cordillera, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), Mountain Province Public Safety Company, and Military Intelligence Group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as well as the Regional Intelligence Office 14.
Iborwang is one of the disgruntled members of the communist movement under the leadership of Alex Bomosao alias Billy operating in the Mountain Province and Ilocos areas.
By Dexter A. See