- 11 Abu Sayyaf members surrendered to the military in Tawi-Tawi early this week
- The bandits, led by Ben Saudi Sariol alias Boy Pangit, said they want to live a peaceful life
- WestMinCom chief Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. said they will provide the surrenderers financial assistance so they can start a livelihood
The eleven Abu Sayyaf members led by Ben Saudi Sarion alias Boy Pangit and his father Berong alias Boy Master, who surrendered to the Joint Task Forces of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) in Barangay Sanga-Sanga, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday, April 11, will be given financial assistance.
WestMinCom chief Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. said they will provide the surrenderers financial assistance so they can start a livelihood.
According to Sun Star, the WestMinCom is coordinating with other government agencies for possible additional assistance for the reintegration of Sariol’s group into society.
Boy Pangit, on behalf of his comrades, said they decided to surrender in order to live peacefully and provide decent future to their children.
“We just want a peaceful life want to send our children to school and earn a decent living,” the younger Sariol said in the vernacular.