Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur – A CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) identified as Jobert Lucinio Sulinap aka “Junel”, 26 years old, resident of Sitio San Agustin, Brgy San Vicente, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, voluntarily surrendered to the troops of 401st Brigade on July 23, 2022 at around 03:32 am.

The said CNT is a team leader of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) operating in the province of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. Before he voluntarily surrendered, his group encountered the troops of 67IB at Sitio Dam, Brgy Guinahalinan, Barobo, Surigao del Sur on July 21, 2022 where he incurred a gunshot wound on his right hip. A concerned citizen then contacted the troops of 401st Brigade that a wounded CNT wanted to surrender and needed medical attention. The troops of 401st Brigade acted immediately to help the wounded NPA and took @Junel to D.O. Memorial Hospital in Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur where his gunshot wound was promptly treated. As of now, @Junel is in stable condition and still recovering from his wound.

“The soldiers are tactically skilled to confront threats but most importantly, respect to human rights and observance of International Humanitarian Law are also instilled in them. We wanted to show to the remaining CTG members in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur that helping them is our priority and what their commanders told them that they will be harshly treated to prevent them to surrender are lies”, Col Rommel B Almaria, Commander of 401st Brigade, stated.

He further said that “We are thankful for the support of the populace for their courage in reporting the presence of the CNTs in the area and their concern to the wounded CNT since this individual was also a victim of deceit and lies from the propagandas of the CTG.
We are also thankful for the support of the provincial government in accommodating @Junel at the provincial hospital. We must help them as much as we could so that they can have new and peaceful lives”.

“As I have said previously, we are appealing on the remaining Communist Terrorist Group members to surrender peacefully, we will accept you with open arms. Avail of the E-CLIP of the government and start new lives with your families. Together, we will end this conflict and achieve a lasting peace”, Col Almaria added.

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