January 5, 2021
PNP-SAF – Three (3) dissatisfied members of the Counter-Terrorist Group New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to the government troops led by 1st Special Action Battalion (1SAB) at H1SAB, Poblacion 2, Santiago, Agusan del Norte on January 4, 2022.
CWAO Personnel of 1SAB, together with the personnel of Jabonga MPS, PIU-AND, RID13, PMFC, 29IB, PA facilitated the said surrender.
The surrenderers were properly documented and awaiting the application for the government’s assistance and livelihood opportunities for the returnees under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).
The voluntary surrender of former SDG16 members signifies the effectiveness of the intensive implementation of the PNP SAF’s CWAO project against insurgency in collaboration with LGUs and other peace advocates.