A member of the Communist Terrorist Group voluntarily surrendered to the 61st Infantry Hunter Battalion at Camp Monteclaro, Barangay Igtuba, Miagao on May 1, 2024. The individual, a 31-year-old male native of one of the barangays in Miagao, had joined the CTG sometime in 2020.
The surrenderee cited extreme hunger, hardship, and demoralization as the primary reasons for his decision to surrender from the organization. Upon surrendering, he received a warm welcome from Mayor Richard Garin, who provided financial assistance and government aid, along with offering education support.
Mayor Garin expressed that the surrender of the former CTG member represents a significant step towards eradicating insurgency within the town, emphasizing the importance of such actions in combating the prevailing challenges posed by insurgency within the region.