Fifty-nine (59) former members of the Underground Mass Organization (Ugmo) of the communist New People’s Army have decided to give their support to the government.
“The Ugmos are victims of the lies and deception of the communist terrorists who continue to organize and extort the masses in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (Gidas). Your army, together with other line agencies, will bridge the gap and help the government deliver its basic services and establish peaceful and conflict-resilient communities,”
BGen Reuben Basiao
Commander, 701st Brigade