July 19, 2024

A former rebel under the New People’s Army pledge his allegiance to the government on July 1, when he surrendered to authorities at Barangay Irisan in Baguio City.

The former rebel is a 57-year-old who goes by the alias “Delio”.

Delio joined the NPA in 2003, serving as a contact in Gumhang, Tinoc, Ifugao. He was a member of the dismantled Kilusang Larangan Guerilla (KLG) Ifugao and later transferred to the also dismantled KLG AMPIS in 2018. His group operated in Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Baguio City until June 2024.

His surrender was initiated and facilitated by the Baguio City Police Office, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 15, 5th Infantry Division, Philippine National Police Special Action Force, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency-Cordillera, Mountain Province Provincial Police Office, and Regional Intelligence Unit, among others.

Delio turned over a .45 caliber handgun, several live ammunitions, and one fragmentary hand grenade upon his surrender.

He has been released from custody while his enrollment in the Department of the Interior and Local Government-administered package of assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program is on process. – Press release