The Philippine Star
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“The communists have no regard for the young ones like this baby. We in the government, we protect them,” Galvez said in a speech, referring to an 18-year-old returnee who was carrying her two-month-old infant.
Concerned government agencies will further assess the rebel-returnees to determine the needs that should be extended to them, Galvez said.
The former NPA guerrillas turned over six firearms and other weapons to the authorities.
Galvez encouraged the returnees to help the military convince their comrades who are still in the mountains to return to the fold of the law.