By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – Col. Oscar Lactao, commanding officer of the Army’s 303rd Brigade, revealed that seven to eight more rebels have signified their intention to leave the rebel movement and rejoin mainstream society.
Lactao said that if these rebels yield, the total number of rebel-surrenderees will rise to 63 since he assumed the helm of the brigade based in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia.
The rebel returnees are from the Southern and the Northern Negros, Lactao said, adding that he will present them to Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. maybe this month so that they can be given assistance by the provincial government.
As of late, 55 rebel returnees have availed assistance from the provincial government to help them restart normal civilian lives.