The Philippine Star

ACROSS THE COUN­TRY

- – Jose Rodel Cla­pano

“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.

 ?? KRIZJOHN ROS­ALES ?? A soldier sig­nals seacraft dur­ing joint am­phibi­ous land­ing ex­er­cises par­tic­i­pated in by Philip­pine, Amer­i­can and Ja­pa­nese sol­diers in Ter­nate, Cavite on Sat­ur­day.
KRIZJOHN ROS­ALES A soldier sig­nals seacraft dur­ing joint am­phibi­ous land­ing ex­er­cises par­tic­i­pated in by Philip­pine, Amer­i­can and Ja­pa­nese sol­diers in Ter­nate, Cavite on Sat­ur­day.

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