Another NPA surrenders


A 22-year-old female member of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to the Army’s 15th Infantry (Molave Warrior) in Barangay Tiling in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, a press release from the military said.

The surrenderee was identified as Jenny Montaño Dela Cruz with her aliases “Kim/ Sweet / Ken / Kian”, a resident of Sitio Maatop, Barangay Sangke, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental.

She was a former Squad leader, squad 2, Sentro de Grabidad (SDG), South West Front (SWF) of the CPP-NPA Terrorist, which operates in areas of Hinoba-an; part of Ilog; part of Candoni of NegOc; Basay, and part of Bayawan of Negros Oriental.

Since 2016, Dela Cruz was already a member of the rebel group. She was recruited by alias Butsoy/Peryong, alias Aya, and alias Koko, who also surrendered to 15IB last May 2020.

At the age of 18, Dela Cruz was indoctrinated in the NPA organization and spent her life being a rebel fighter. However, she was enlightened and left the terrorist organization who taught her false ideology and lies about the government.

Lieutenant Colonel Erwin Cariño, 5IB Commanding Officer, is grateful for her commitment and willingness to surrender.

Dela Cruz likewise voluntarily surrendered her 357 Revolver with six (6) live ammunition.

“The Army’s 15IB will continue to support and assist rebels who want to surrender and return to the folds of the law. Likewise, we will give them a chance to start a new and normal life through government’s integration program,” Cariño said.

“I strongly urge and call the remaining rebels hiding in the mountains, who are victims of the deception of these NPA terrorists, to lay down their arms and go back to the folds of the law,” Cariño added.