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.

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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

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