NPA medic surrenders, says family more important than revolution

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Feb. 28 – Nothing can really matched the love and sense of togetherness given by being with one's family.

A New People's Army (NPA) medic surrendered to military authorities at Barangay Del Pilar, Cabadbaran City,Agusan Del Norte after rediscovering this ancient saying last Feb. 25.

The ex-rebel is a member of the NPA's North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee and a trusted aide of "Ka Kenny", the commander of Guerilla Front 19.

The former said that she decided to return to the government fold after seeing the futility of her group's action and inability to help her family deal with their poverty.

The ex-rebel also cited her pregnancy as one the reasons for giving up the armed struggle.

She also cited that she does not want her child to grow up in violent and disorderly surroundings hence her decision to give herself up to the Army's 402nd Infantry Brigade.

“We are once again calling all other NPAs to also give your family a chance to enjoy a peaceful life. By now, your family needs you to help them in their everyday living, to be with them in times of hardships and pains, in joys and happiness, and to be with them praying for a peaceful country,” 402nd Infantry Brigade commander Col. Crescente Q. Maligmat said. (PNA)



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