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3 NPA rebels yield in Sarangani province

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, March 11 (PNA) - After a month-long negotiation, three communist guerrillas decided to abandon armed struggle and return to the fold of the law in Sarangani province, the military said on Sunday.

Citing report from Lt. Col. Adolfo Espuelas, chief of the Army's 73rd Infantry Battalion, Col. Leopoldo Galon, Eastern Mindanao Command spokesperson, identified those who surrendered as Sulyary Tayal Yangon, Christopher Tayal Yangon, and Polceno Pablo Tanap, all residents of Barangay Bukay, Glan, Sarangani.

Galon said the New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas belonged to Unit Militia Platoon Mazda Guerrilla Front 71 of the National Democratic Front.

Since February to date, the number of NPA rebels who returned to the fold of the law reached 30, Espuelas said in his report to EastMinCom.

He said the rebels had grown tired of hiding in the mountains and depriving themselves of the freedom to move freely and live in the mainstream society.

Galon said with the intensified campaign of the government for enemies of the state to embrace the mainstream society, more NPA rebels are expected to come out soon. 

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