first_imgMorenosurrendered to the army an M16 rifle with a magazine; a .45-caliber pistol withtwo magazines; assorted ammunitions and an ICOM handheld radio withaccessories. Meanwhile,Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, 303IB commander, encouraged other NPA members toabandon the armed struggle, saying it is high time to leave the communistterrorist organization and avail the E-CLIP being offered by our government./PN BACOLODCity – A local guerrilla unit leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarilysurrendered to the command group of the Philippine Army’s 62nd InfantryBattalion (29IB) in Barangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. The33y-ear-old Jonel Moreno – resident of the said village – is now in the custody of the 62IB led by  its commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Flores based in Barangay Libas, Isabela town. TheNPA leader revealed that the continuous hardships, hunger and false promises ofNPA leaders have prompted him to go back to the fold of the law, a pressstatement from the 303 Infantry Brigade (303IB) said.  Accordingto the military, Moreno is now undergoing custodial and stress debriefing priorto his enrollment to the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local IntegrationProgram (E-CLIP) in order to receive immediate welfare and livelihoodassistance and incentives for the surrendered firearms. “Thesurrender of Moreno adds to the increasing number of NPA and Militia ng Bayanmembers who have finally woken up from the deception of the communist-terroristgroup, and have decided to leave for good and avail the amnesty program of thegovernment,” Flores said.last_img

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