NPA Rebel Leader Surrendered with High Powered Fireams
Camp Melchor F dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela - NPA rebel leader with
high powered firearms voluntarily surrendered to joint elements of 17th
Infantry Battalion, 21st Infantry Battalion and Military Intelligence
Group at Barangay Bantay, Tabuk, Kalinga at 6:00 o'clock in the morning
of January 5, this year.
In a report sent to BGEN ROMMEL A GOMEZ, Commander of the Army's 5th
Infantry Division, by COL REMEGIO DE VERA, Commanding Officer of 501st
Infantry Brigade, identified the rebel returnee as FERNANDEZ "BA-AW
SABAWIL y TAYDAC, AKA JET/BRUCE/SALPAC, Intelligence Officer of Komiting
Rehiyon-Hilagang Silangang Luzon(KR-HSL); Commanding Officer of Field
Operation Command (FOC) KR-HSL; Commanding Officer of SECOM 3 (North
East Committee) Northern Front, KR-HSL; and Order of Battle Listed
Number M19 (Watch List KLG Baggas, ICRC), 40 years old, single and a
resident of Sitio Mallongan, Western Uma, Lubuagan, Kalinga.
The voluntary surrender of Sabawil with his one (1) M16 rifle bearing
serial number RP 119880 and one (1) defaced Carbine rifle with one (1)
magazine is the joint effort of said military operatives through a
peaceful negotiation made with his family and relatives by Congressman
Manuel S Agyao together with Governor Floydelia Diasen and Vice Mayor
Johnny A Dickpus of Lubuagan both of kalinga Province.
BGEN GOMEZ commended the soldiers involved in the successful surrender
of communist terrorist leader SABAWIL and at the same time extended his
gratitude to the local executives of Kalinga who directly supported this
undertaking as advocate of peace and development in the area.
BGEN GOMEZ further said that the number of voluntary surrender of our
way-laid Filipino brothers in the Division Area of Responsibility (AOR)
since he assumed the Command last November 18, last year is a clear
indication that they wanted to embrace the Social Integration Program of
the Government being offered for financial and livelihood assistance for
them to start a new life with their families and loved ones.