A young boy, alleged to be a communist rebel member, have recently surrendered to the authorities in Camarines Sur province after experiencing hardships while living in the underground movement, police reports said on Monday.
Reports at the Philippine National Police (PNP) national operations center in Camp Crame said that the boy, aged 12, voluntarily gave himself-up late last week to the elements of the Lopez Municipal Police Station in Camarines Sur.
The reports added that the boy, a native of Nabua town, was said to be a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) operating in Quezon province.
The young boy told the police that he was only nine when he was allegedly recruited by NPA rebels sometime in 2010 while making charcoal to support himself after running away from his home in Quezon.
The reports said the young boy is now in the custody of the Municipal Social and Welfare and Development Office of Lopez town for proper disposition. ANTHONY VARGAS