An alleged rebel leader from Kalinga has surrendered to the military in Mountain Province on Saturday, May 21.
According to Philippine Army’s 69th Infantry Battalion, Jerome Calsiyao, alias “Dennis,” a native of Tinglayan town in Kalinga, is reportedly the team leader of Squad Uno of Komiteng Larangang Gerilla — Abra-Mountain Province-Ilocos Sur (KLG- AMPIS).
The report also stated that he has also surrendered his M16 rifle and a caliber .30 gun and M1 carbine.
“We welcome the decision of alias ‘Dennis’ to surrender to the authorities. There are benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) that he can avail to help him live a new life. Our call remains for those KLG-AMPIS members to surrender and give peace a chance,” said Major General Andrew Costelo, commander of the Army’s 7th Infantry Divisio.