Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga --- The continuous joint efforts of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) and its persistent campaign on anti-terrorism resulted to the voluntary surrender of seven Communist Terrorist Groups members in Mayantoc, Tarlac.
PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that among the seven surrenderers,three (3) are former members of Militiang Bayan (MBs), three (3) are former members of Mesina Command under KLG TarZam and one (1) former member of Milisyang Bayan of former KLG TARLAC PCOM and KLG Tarlac-Zambales.
PBGEN DE LEON further said that the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3 led by PLTCOL FITZ MACARIOLA with personnel RIU3,RID3,PRO 3, Tarlac PIU, 1st PMFC TPPO, 3MIB and 703rd Brigade, 7ID, PA facilitated the voluntary surrender of the three (3) former members of Militiang Bayan (MBs) and three (3) former members of Mesina Command under KLG TarZam while joint personnel of PIB, Pampanga PPO, PIT Tarlac, PIT Pampanga and 304th MC, RMFB3 in coordination with Mayantoc MPS, Tarlac PPO together with RID PRO 3 and NICA3 facilitated the surrender of former member of Milisyang Bayan of former KLG TARLAC PCOM and KLG Tarlac -Zambales.
The continuous Local Peace Engagement activities of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police such as information dissemination, situational interview, made them aware of the government's programs and the opportunity to change their lives and correct the mistakes they have committed due to deception.
The Central Luzon police head further remarked that PRO3 together with all member agencies of the RTF-ELCAC 3 will continue this whole of sector approach against communist terrorist to achieve peace and national unity. (PIO-3)