CEBU CITY—A ranking official of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered in Bohol province.
Joseph Gulle Galagar, also known as Rakam and Joshua, surrendered to the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) last September 2.
Galagar also turned over subversive documents, two .38 revolvers and two motorized bancas.
According to the Police Regional Office Central Visayas (PRO 7), Galagar used to be the leader of Squad 2 under the Sandatahang Yunit Propaganda of the Bohol Party Committee.
The PRO 7 added that Galagan was the chairperson of the Cogtong Fisherman Association, an affiliated people’s organization of Anakpawis and Hugpong Maguumang Bol-anon-Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas.
One of Galagar’s roles was to transport NPA’s cadre, weapons, supplies and other logistics in Bohol, Ceby and Negros Oriental.
PRO 7 Director Police Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro, presented Galagar to the media in a press briefing on Monday at the BPPO Multi-Purpose Hall in Camp Francisco Dagohoy, Tagbilaran City.
Ferro said Galagar’s surrender was a major setback on the part of the NPA.
“This development will allow former rebels to rebuild their lives with their respective families. The government as well as the Philippine National Police are sincere in helping them who courageously abandoned the senseless and bloody armed struggle,” said Ferro.