• Young NPA Medic Gives Up Rebel Fight


    LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET: A 22-year old medic of the New Peoples Army in Ifugao gave up fighting for the rebels this week and surrendered to Ifugao police. Jerome Lindao alias “Ka Ricky,” a native of Barangay Pieza, Lamut town in Ifugao who according to the military doubled as logistics officer and acupuncturist of Team 2, Squad Dos, Samahang Partido Propaganda of the Ifugao-based Nona Del Rosario Command of the NPA, was immediately brought to the Cordillera regional police headquarters at Camp Bado Dangwa in La Trinidad on Friday. Major Benito de Leon, commander of the Isabela-based 5th Infantry Division, said “Ka Ricky” decided to return to the fold of the law to escape difficulties in the rebel movement, and avail of the government’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program for rebel returnees.


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