Citing they now want to live a peaceful life, a family of four including a high ranking member of the CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) recently surrendered to government forces belonging to the 8th Infantry “Dependable” Battalion, Philippine Army in Impasugong, Bukidnon.
The surrenderees were identified as Diden Landasan alias Ana/Sun, 43 years old, the Finance Officer of Guerilla Front 89 (GF89), Sub-Regional Committee 2 (SRC2), North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC), her spouse Ronald Landasan alias Gamay/Gaspar, 47 years old, Squad Leader, Sentro De Gravidad (SDG) Dario, GF89, SRC2, NCMRC, her daughter Honey Mae Landasan, alias Jana/Bea/Nea, 21 years old, a medic of GF89, SRC2, NCMRC and another daughter alias Yassi, 16 years old, a member of Platoon Dario, GF89, SRC2, NCMRC. Ronald also surrendered a cal. 45 pistol and a hand grenade.
Accordingly, they all want to live peacefully. Her daughter Yassi was only 14 years old when she joined and became a CNT. Meanwhile, another daughter Honey is now seven months pregnant. They said they are afraid they will die in the mountains fighting for the wrong ideals.
The Landasan family underwent health check to determine thei medical condition. Honey is also scheduled to undergo pre-natal check-up to ensure her safe delivery in the next months.
photos by 8IB, PA