The wife of an arrested leader of the New People’s Army in southern Negros, has surrendered to the 15th Infantry Battalion, and endorsed a .45 caliber pistol, Capt. Ruel Llanes, 303rd Infantry Brigade spokesman, said yesterday.
Llanes identified her as Rubelyn Gelacio Herrera, a member of the Medical Team of the Sangay Platon Propaganda, South West Front of the Komiteng Rehional Negros.
Rubelyn is the wife of Joebert Herrera, a platoon leader of the NPA in southern Negros, who was apprehended last week in Brgy. Camindangan, Sipalay City, Llanes said.
Joeber faces multiple frustrated murder and murder charges, with no bail recommended by Kabankalan Regional Trial Court Judge Fernando Elumba.
Col. Alberto Desoyo, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, welcomed the decision of Rubelyn to abandon the armed struggle.
Under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), Desoyo said that Rubelyn will receive immediate financial assistance from the government, on top of livelihood assistance, among others.
On the other hand, Llanes said that 94 former rebels already availed of the Negros First-Army Wellness Program funded by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, in tandem with the 303rd Infantry Brigade, which forms part of the “ Arms to Farm Program” of E-CLIP.*
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