A young recruit of the New People’s Army who got rescued by the members of the 54th Infantry (Magilas) Battalion (54IB) during an encounter in Brgy Namal, Asipulo, Ifugao has finally reunited with his mother.
The young recruit who called ‘Ka Iyong’ had an emotional reunion with his mother at Battalion Headquarters 54IB, 5ID, PA, Tiger Hill, Sitio Ibulao, Kiangan, Ifugao, 9:00 o’ clock in the morning of November 30, 2018.
According to the article of Hukbo.com, Ka Iyong has been rescued after the said encounter together with another young recruit ‘Ka Cindy’.
The mother who’s so much worried about his son condition since he joined the rebel group finally felt relieved. After she saw Ka-Iyong, the emotional mother embraced her long-lost child and thanked the army for taking care of his son.
“AKO PO AY LUBOS NA NAGPAPASALAMAT AT TAOS PUSONG NAGAGALAK SA MGA KASUNDALUHAN NG MAKITA KO NA BUHAY ANG AKING ANAK SAPAGKAT AKO AY ALALANG-ALALA SA NANGYARING ENKWENTRO, BAGKUS SIYA AY INARUGA NG MGA SUNDALO”, she said.
Ka Iyong also assured his mother that he’s going to change his life after being given a second chance by the army.
“HUWAG KA NANG MAG-ALALA SAPAGKAT NASA MABUTI NA AKONG KALAGAYAN, HINDI NILA AKO SINAKTAN BAGKUS AKO AY INALAGAAN NG MAAYOS NG MGA SUNDALO MULA NOONG AKO AY NAHULI SA LUGAR NG ENKWENTRO, NAGAGALAK AKONG NABIGYAN NG PANGALAWANG PAGKAKATAON NA BAGUHIN ANG AKING BUHAY,” Ka-Iyong told his mother.
According to the report, Ka Iyong joined NPA for five years and left his family to hide into the mountains.
Ltc Narcisco B. Nabulneg Jr, Commander of 54IB also encouraged the other members of NPA to surrender.
“I also encourage and invite other NPA members in the Mountains of Cordillera to lay down their arms and go back to the folds of the law and enjoy the Christmas with peace and joy in their hearts and minds and celebrate New Year with a new life and a bright future like Ka Iyong’s, he said.
Meanwhile, CPP-NPA denied that they’re recruiting minor members to join the said armed group.