10 MILF fighters surrender to PAF troops in Cotabato PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:46

The Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) “Bayanihan” of the government continues to gain headway as 10 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels surrendered to the 300th Air Intelligence Security Group of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) last week, PAF said on Monday.

The PAF, together with personnel from Tactical Operations Group (TOG) 12, presented the MILF fighters at 11:00 a.m. Sunday in Awang Cotabato.

Lt. Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol, PAF Public Information Office director, said the rebels handed over an M-14 rifle, a springfield rifle with one round of ammunition, a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) with two propellant anti-personnel ammunition, an improvised propellant anti-personnel ammunition, a .38 cal. revolver with four rounds of ammunition and two homemade shotguns with four rounds of ammunition.

The group that surrendered was led by Rhoda A. Sapal, Field Commander of 109th B.C; Penny P. Sapal, Field Commander of 109th B.C; Theng Mamukaw Manalinding, element of 109th B.C; Jofes Manukaw Sapal, element of 109th B.C; Mark Manaluntok Sinilinding, mark element of 109th B.C, Mohammad Sandigan, sagal@akmad element of 109th B.C; Arnel Salbo, ali@nords element of 108th B.C; sahaydi Impal- lumangal@sniper platoon leader of 108th B.C striking force; and Patrick Ali Saligan, master element of 108th B.C striking force.

Meanwhile, PAF said that it would continue to pursue the IPSP Bayanihan, but ensured that the Air Force would apply legitimate force and uphold the rule of law against those who insist to use arms and remain to be a threat to peace and development.