3 New People’s Army
(NPA) members surrender to 63rd IB
By DPAO, 8ID PA
June 29, 2015
CAMP VICENTE LUKBAN,
Catbalogan City – Three NPA members operating in the First District of
Northern Samar surrendered to the 63rd Infantry (Innovator)
Battalion’s “A” Company stationed at Barangay Polangi, Catarman,
Northern Samar at 8:A.M. of June 27, 2015.
The three NPAs were Gladys
Surio aka Ara, Juvy Gonzaga Somodoy aka Obet and Alberto Cuanico
Somodoy aka Tatang/Leon were on lie-low when they voluntarily
surrendered. Based on the 8ID record, they were under the Front
Committee 2, Northern Samar Provincial Party Committee, now known as
Sub-Region Committee Emporium.
According to Lt. Col.
Carmelito L. Pangatungan, Commanding Officer of 63IB, the three NPAs
were accompanied by five Kagawad members of Barangay Gebulwangan,
Catarman Northern Samar when they surrendered. They are currently
under the custody of 63IB while their surrender papers are on process.
Major General Jet B.
Velarmino, 8ID Commander, lauded the efforts made by the 63IB that
resulted to the surrender of the three NPA members and also encouraged
them to double their effort in winning the peace through community
He also renewed his call for
NPA members to return to the mainstream of society and avail of the
government programs intended for NPA rebels and enjoy life with their
respective families, not a life of an NPA that is full of uncertainty,
or a life that is always on the run. He stressed that the 8ID will
ensure the safety and well-being of NPA surrenderees while they are in