‘Armed struggle ruining our lives’, says NPA commander, pregnant wife

Published February 4, 2021, 4:39 PM

by Bonita Ermac

ILIGAN CITY  – A commander of the Communist New People’s Army along with his partner  voluntarily recently surrendered to the Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Poblacion, Impasug-ong Bukidnon.

(Photo courtesy of 8IB Infantry Battalion/ MANILA B ULLETIN)

The  surrenderees were identified as “Renjan”, 24 years old, Commanding Officer of Pltn 1, together with his 6-month pregnant live-in partner “May-may”, 18 years old, member of Squad 1 both from Sentro De Grabidad (SDG) Platoon, Guerilla Front (GF) Banglas, Sub Regional Committee (SRC) 3, North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC) .
The couple also surrendered one Carbine with defaced serial number and one magazine loaded with five ammunitions last Jan. 30.
The couple said they were enlightened that armed struggle will only ruin and destroy their lives and family.
They escaped when they got a chance to abandon the useless struggle, having the desire to live a normal and peaceful life together with their son and incoming child. 
“Renjan” realized they have no future in the futile organization with his pregnant partner.”Gusto ko silang bigyan ng maayos na kinabukasan”, he said. 
8th Infantry Battalion commander Lt. Col. Edgardo V. Talaroc Jr, expressed his gratitude that after several years of being deceived by the CNTs, the couple finally decided to surrender. 
Talaroc further urged the remaining members of the terrorist NPAs to return to the folds of law, leave the armed struggle as it is not too late yet, start a new life and live peaceably with your family.