Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Communist Rebel Gives Up

Communist Rebel Gives Up

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A well-known communist rebel commander surrendered on

Feb. 18, saying he believes the government of President Fidel Ramos could succeed

in ending the 24-year-old insurgency.

"My surfacing in the present situation is a sign that I believe that the present

administration has a chance to succeed," former guerrilla leader Leopoldo Mabilangan

told reporters after a meeting with Ramos. "I will still help the people not

through armed struggle, but through legal means."

Mabilangan, who joined the rebel movement in 1979, became popular as comrade Hector,

head of the Banahaw command of the New People's Army in the eastern province of Quezon,

where the rebels have strong support among impoverished farmers.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".