5 CTG top leaders in Caraga surrender to 4ID

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City – Five (5) top leaders of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) operating in Caraga region have surrendered to 402nd Infantry “Stinger” Brigade, 4th Infantry Division on Monday, July 4, 2022.

The surrenderees identified as Rogelio Sapon Gerondio Jr, Ruel Nawagas Namansulay, Maricel Asalan Lunsayan, Rexon Sapon Guinar Sr., and Nita Ondong Guinar, all belonging to the CTG’s Sub-Regional Committee 3, yielded five (5) firearms consisting of one (1) AR18 rifle, one (1) M14 rifle, one (1) M16 rifle, and two (2) Cal. 45 pistols.

According to BGen Adonis Ariel G Orio, Commander of 402Bde, Gerondio Jr. and Namansulay were included in the list of High Value Individuals (HVI) of the Joint Task Force Diamond and Eastern Mindanao Command.

Meanwhile, MGen Wilbur C Mamawag, Commander of 4ID, congratulated the Joint Intelligence Task Unit of 402Bde for this feat leading to the eventual collapse of CTGs in Caraga region. He also urges other subordinate units to be relentless in the conduct of focused military operations while allowing tired and weary CTGs elements to surrender.

“We shall sustain this winning momentum with the help of LGUs and the line government agencies, under the auspices of Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict. Together, we will rid communities of peace spoilers to allow for unhampered development of our communities.” MGen Mamawag said.

On the other hand, MGen Mamawag appealed to the remaining CTG members to stop fighting the government and instead heed the call for peace by availing of the benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP),”MGen Mamawag added.

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