3 suspected NPA nabbed in Quezon

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LUCENA CITY–Three suspected New People’s Army rebels, including a minor, were captured by a combined team of Army soldiers and local police in Mulanay, Quezon shortly before midnight Friday, a regional military spokesman said.

Colonel Generoso Bolina, of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) based in Camp Nakar here, said the alleged rebels – Dennis Quidor, an NPA unit leader with an alias “Ka Anghel/Jabar; and his companions Eliseo Lopez and a 17-year-old male – were nabbed while travelling aboard two motorcycles-for-hire.

Bolina said the government forces were alerted when the rebels and their two hired drivers evaded an Army checkpoint in the nearby town of San Francisco.

Bolina claimed the rebels were on a surveillance operation for the planned attacks in the towns of Mulanay, San Francisco and San Narciso by the combined force of communist guerrillas from the Bicol and Southern Tagalog regions.

The arrested rebels yielded explosive devices, a hand grenade, one cal. 22 and one cal. 45 handguns, M16 magazines and ammunition, and communist documents, he said.

In a statement issued on Friday, Eduardo Labrador, spokesman of the communist-led National Democratic Front in Southern Tagalog claimed that some 50 Red fighters had been recently dispatched in Southern Quezon and Bondoc Peninsula area.

Lt. Colonel Dennis Perez, commander of the Army’s 74th Infantry Battalion operating in Quezon, ignored Salvador’s claim of additional force.

“That’s basic empty propaganda – pretend to be strong when actually weak. They were just deceiving themselves,” Perez said over the phone.

On Thursday, a band of suspected NPA rebels executed two members of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) and one farmer in Tagkawayan, Quezon, according to a police report from Camp Nakar.

The victims were identified as Adriano Lusanta and Jeffrey Mendoza, – both Cafgu members based in Barangay (village) Casispalan detachment in Tagkawayan – and farmer Efren Gacilla Jr.

The killings in Tagkawayan and the arrest of the suspected rebels came just as both the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines agreed to a 27-day holiday truce, from Dec. 20, 2012 to Jan. 15, 2013, to help restart their stalled peace negotiation.

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  • MULEN

    Malapit na kasi ang 44th anniversary nila ngayong December 26 kaya andyan sila sa mga kabayanan para mangngulekta ng kotong. Malaki ang mga pagtitipon na magaganap kasi aakyat sa mga kabundukan ang mga miyembro ng BAYAD MUNA, LFS, KM, KARAPATAN, KMU, AMOY PAWIS, PAMALAKAYA atbp at siguradong malaki ang mga gastusin.  Kulang kasi ang kotong na bigas, manok at baboy na maibigay ng mga abang magsasaka kaya iniigihan nila ang pangonotong sa kabayanan. 

    • Pangasugan

       Yes. It’s really sad to see the socialist idealism of Maoism being transformed to plain banditry and extortion. We will be lucky if we can an NPA cadre nowadays who knows something about communism/socialism. All they are now are plain bandits who preyed on weak citizens in remote areas.

  • Pangasugan

    The NPA I knew were communist/socialist idealists. They adhere to the doctrine of Maoism and have fire in their belly. The current bred of NPA’s are just jobless opportunists bent only on making money by collecting revolutionary taxes. Our country has been very cruel to the communist cause. We should have just tried to exterminate all of them just what Sri Lanka did. Letting it die slowly through lack of leadership, internal corruption and ideological deterioration is, for lack of a better word, inhumane :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Good job AFP! Kaya lang baka pumutak na naman si CHR Etta Rosales.

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    IT IS A VIOLATIONS OF PEACE AGREEMENTS FOR DECEMBER 20, 2012 TO JANUARY 15, 2012 AGAINST CPP-NPA-NDF IF THE SAID ARRESTED PERSON ARE NPA….IF NOT THEY ARE VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS ON INNOCENT PERSON, THE SEIZED GUNS AND OTHER SAID UNLEGAL BELONGINGS IN MY OPINION ARE SCAMS OR PLANTED IF THE SAID PERSONS ARE NOT NPA……

    THIS IS THE PROBLEM IN OUR GOVERNMENT WHO ARE VERY ABUSIVE IN CARRYING OUT THEIR DUTIES… THERE IS CEASEFIRE NEGOTIATION IN THE PEACE TALK FOR ALMOST 25 DAYS AND MANY OF THE AFP AND GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA ARE SAYING GO AND JOIN YOUR FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS BUT WHAT IS THIS ARTICLE SAYING YOU ARE ARRESTING SUSPECTED NPA… 

    WHAT IS THE TRUCE COVERED WHY DON’T YOU ELABORATE IT….IN CEASEFIRE THERE IS NO GUN-FIGHTING AND ABDUCTIONS OR ARREST THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO ABIDE AGAINST CPP-NPA-NDF OR ANY INSURGENTS……AND WHAT IS THIS A VIOLATION OF CEASEFIRE AGAIN…

    I PROMOTE TO THE GOVERNMENT STOP ABUSING ABIDE AND BE PROFESSIONAL AND SERIOUS IN AGREEMENT AND NEGOTIATIONS…THE INNOCNET CIVILIANS ARE DELICATE TO BE ABUSE ALSO IN THIS KIND OF ABUSES…

    ABIDE THE HUMAN RIGHTS BASED GOVERNANCE, ABIDE HUMAN RIGHTS AND IHL OR INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAWS…

    PROTECT AND PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS….

    GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLES, LIGHTS AND BLESS US ALL…

    HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTER

    • Aturni

      “The killings in Tagkawayan and the arrest of the suspected rebels came just as both the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines agreed to a 27-day holiday truce, from Dec. 20, 2012 to Jan. 15, 2013, to help restart their stalled peace negotiation.”

      Pag CPP/NPA ang lumabag sa agreement OKAY lang sayo pero pag military/police aangal kayo…. Human Rights Promoter DAW… hahahaha… MERRY CRHISTMAS… HOHOHOHO…

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    ADVANCE MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR……….

    PEACE AND LOVE…..

  • dominator1

    Good job! Start torturing those rebels.. Para madala! They can happily execute cafgus, now it’s payback time! Torturin na yan hangang magkanda ihi sa mga salawal yang mga taga bundok na yan. NPA mga taga bundok na puro kamote kinakain kaya mga walng utak! Mukha kayong mga unggoy!

  • LuwigVonMises

    communism promises equality, prosperity and so on. but in the end it only becomes the opposite it always ends up to be the worst of a dictatorial government.  freedom and nothing else is the one that produces the best in every person and prosperity for the state.  

  • Aturni

    Naku, mamang Pulis pakawalan nyo ang mga yan dahil magsusumbong ang mga yan sa CHR… LAGOT KAYO…

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