Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – September 30, 2022
Three members of the communist terrorist group laid down their arms and returned to the folds of the law in Central Mindanao on September 28, 2022.
Maj. Gen. Roy Galido, Commander of Joint Task Force Central, said that the three submitted themselves to the military troops at the Headquarters, 90th Infantry Battalion in Lower Paatan, Kabacan, Cotabato.
A.k.a. Amed and a.k.a. Yongyong, both members of the Guerilla Front 53, Southern Regional Committee 3, Southern Mindanao Regional Committee; and a.k.a. koykoy, a member of the Milisyang Bayan handed over one M1 Garand rifle, one Shotgun, one Uzi, one M79 Grenade Launcher, two hand grenades, and one anti-personnel mine to the government forces.
Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command commended the troops of Joint Task Force Central for their numerous accomplishments. He attributed the successes of the unit to the resolve of the intelligence units to enlighten the minds of those who are still confused and convince them to surrender, and to the unwavering support of the local government units and other stakeholders.
Since January 2022, a total of 113 CTG personalities surrendered to the military in Central Mindanao. Of the number 107 were regular members and 6 were supporters.