June 13, 2022
Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental – The 6th Special Action Battalion (6SAB) together with the joint elements of 705th Mobile Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion (705th MC, RMFB7), 11 Infantry Battalion Philippine Army (11IB PA), Sta. Catalina Municipal Police Station (MPS), Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU 7) Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NORPPO), and Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU 7) facilitated the peaceful surrender of two Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) members, Ricky Dela Cruz a.k.a. Yago, Cline, Welcros, Dela Cruz, a political guide and political instructor and his wife, Cherry Ann Rebanuel a.k.a. Jillian, Lezel, Yassy, both members under the South East Front Detached (SEF-D), Komiteng Rehiyon – Negros, Cebu, Bohol at Siquijor (KR-NCBS) and included in the working PSR, Grupong Pang Organisa ng Squad and Giyang Pampolitica ng Platoon in Brgy. Poblacion 1, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. 705th MC RMFB7 took custody of the surrendered CTG personalities.
PLTCOL RYAN L MANONGDO, Battalion Commander, 6SAB, commended his men for another significant accomplishment, “The surrender of CTG Political Guide and Political Instructor is a product of our campaign against insurgency in support of EO No. 70 ELCAC through a well-sustained partnership and collaboration of the 6th Special Action Battalion and other PNP-AFP Units with the community which is a milestone towards the attainment of a peaceful and violence-free country.”