NPA AMAZON SURRENDERS HIGH POWERED FIREARM AND AMMUNITION
Camp Melchor F dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela - Joint elements of 21st Infantry Battalion, Military Intelligence Group and 77th Infantry Battalion recovered a high powered firearm and ammunition at Sito Ampatingan, Barangay Bangad, Tinglayan, KalingaNPA amazon voluntarily surrendered her M16 rifle and ammunition to joint elements of 45th Infantry Battalion, 5th Military Intelligence Battalion, 3rd Light Armor Battalion, PNP and Office of the Civil Military Operations, 5ID led by LTC LORETO C MAGUNDAYAO JR at Barangay, Bunot, Paracelis Mt. Province at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon of April 18, 2009.
In a report sent to MAJ GEN NESTOR Z OCHOA, Commander of the Army’s 5th Infantry Division, by LTC GENEROSO PONIO, Commanding Officer of 45th Infantry Battalion, disclosed the identity of the rebel returnee as Milagros Gittu Y Anbolante, aka YOLLY, member of the Fighting Unit Guerilla, Northern Front of the Kilusang Rehiyon-Hilagang Silangan Luzon and a resident of Barangay Bulagao, Tuao, Cagayan. She voluntarily surrendered one (1) M16 rifle with defaced serial number, 20 rounds of ammunition and three (3) plastic magazines.
According to the revelations of aka YOLLY, she entrusted the surrendered items to a mass supporter when she left the underground movement sometime on February 1997 at Barangay Bunot, Paracelis Mt. Province. She joined the underground movement sometime on November 1989 under communist terrorist leader Danilo Balunsat, AKA PRIMO and she was on lie low status since February 1997.
AKA YOLLY opted to voluntarily surrender to the government authorities because according to her, she has no hope and bright future staying in the underground movement with deceitful and causeless ideology.
MAJ GEN OCHOA commended the personnel who successfully negotiated the voluntary surrender of communist terrorist Milagros Gittu. He further encouraged other way-laid Filipino brothers to embrace the Social Integration Program of the government for financial and livelihood assistance for them to start a new life with their families and loved ones.