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Friday, December 18, 2009

NPA chief surrenders to gov't troops in Zambales

A ranking New People's Army (NPA) chief has voluntarily surrendered to government troops, leading to the recovery of firearms in Zambales, the military said today.

Felisisimo Jacobe, a high-ranking NPA leader in Pampanga, turned himself to elements of the 3rd Infantry Battalion last Dec. 15, reports reaching the Philippine Army headquarters said.

Jacobe handed over his cal. 45 pistol and several ammunitions.

The rebel leader also led government troops to the location of two arms cache in Brgy. Naugsol, Subic, Zambales, where soldiers recovered seven M-16 assault rifles, three M-14 rifles, four M-653 rifles and an M-203 grenade launcher. By Dennis Carcamo (philstar.com)

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