After years of being exploited, nineteen (19) CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) who are Indigenous People (IPs) from the Higaonon and Talaandig tribes surrendered with 12 firearms at Sitio Mahayag, Brgy St. Peter in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon last October 27, 2021.
Three (3) of the former rebels (FRs) are high-value individuals, while others are mostly residents of Sitio Mahayag. Among the said rebel returnees are the Landasan and Han-ayan families who were reunited and are now living peacefully after years of chaos and hardships inside the terrorist organization.
The surrenderees wore t-shirts with the print “Family Reunited” which is the other meaning of FR, aside from Former Rebel.
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