Former NPA commanders encourage comrades to give-up armed struggle

Two former New People’s Army (NPA) rebel commanders called on their former comrades to surrender and give-up the armed struggle over live radio interview with Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Caraga’s 107.8MHz Power FM. Julieto G. Canoy alias “Kumander Boom” and Amado Zata alias “Kumander Dodoy” aired their appeals to active NPA rebels.

“We are calling our former comrades who are still taking part in the fight against the government to veer away and stop supporting with the communist acts for us to have a peaceful community and peaceful region as a whole,” Canoy said using local dialect.

Zata for his part said he used to believe in the ideology of the communist movement “but sad to say we just ended up being slaves. We experienced more sufferings, caused havoc to other people’s lives and properties, and that was really the biggest mistake I’ve ever done,” Ka Dodoy said.

Zata added that it is not yet late “that is why I am calling our fellow NPA rebels to do the right thing and surrender to the government.”