CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet- (June 21, 2021) – Eight farmers lured by wrong ideologies voluntarily returned to the folds of law in Abra and Mountain Province on June 20 and 21, 2021.
PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE disclosed, in Abra, alias Macedo, 63; Hilda, 57; Ginwar, 53; and Tani, 65 were former members of Cordillera Peoples’ Democratic Front (PDF); Darna, 48, Lilia, 62 and Haydi; 55 were former Militia ng Bayan. In Mountain Province, alias Bog,37 was once under Platoon AVILA/ Kilusang Larangang Gerilya under Benguet, Abra, Mountain Province and Ilocos Sur.
After series of negotiations initiated by the PROCOR cops together with their families, the eight former rebels finally decided to return to the government authorities.
Meanwhile, alias “Bog” turned over one (1) Springfield Cal. 45 Pistol and four (4) live ammos for Cal. 45.
Further, all seven Abra returnees are under the custody of Luba Municipal Police Station while alias “Bog” of Mountain Province is at 1502nd Mobile Company, Headquarters, Tadian Mountain Province for documentation and debriefing.
To start anew, the government will help the returnees with the benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). (PROCOR-PIO)