A total of 179 Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members have surrendered to the government in Basilan, Sulu, and Zamboanga City, Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief said.
“The accomplishments of our Joint Task Forces are greatly attributed to the indefatigable support of the local government units and the populace,” Lt. Gen. Dela Vega said.
Of the 179 ASG surrenderers this year, Lt. Gen. Dela Vega said., 75 surrendered in Basilan, 95 in Sulu, six in Tawi-Tawi, and three in Zamboanga City.
“Rest assured all the surrenderers will be catered with the programs launched by the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines for all those who chose to return to the folds of the law,” Lt. Gen. Dela Vega said. (Source: Teofilo Garcia, Jr/Philippine News Aagency)