NPA claims capturing 2 cops, 7 militiamen over offenses


DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The New People’s Army has captured two police officers and seven militiamen in the Caraga Region, in separate instances, in the past days.

Jorge Madlos, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front, said PO1 Ronald Alan Munez and PO1 Lemuel Espina were captured by NPA forces in Loreto town in Agusan del Sur on Sunday.

Madlos said the two policemen were allegedly behind extortion activities in a village in Loreto.

On Monday morning, communist rebels raided a detachment in Hinatuan town in Surigao del Sur, bringing with them three militiamen as captives.

Madlos said four militiamen in a hinterland village in San Luis in Agusan del Sur were also captured on Monday.

Also on Monday, NPA rebels raided the packing plant of Dole Philippines in Bukidon province and a plantation in Claveria town in Misamis Oriental province, burning heavy equipment.

Madlos said the captured security forces would undergo investigation to determine the gravity of their offense.

“The main reason for this is to send a message to political candidates that they must adhere to the policies of the revolutionary movement,” Ka Oris told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone on Monday.

“Candidates should secure a campaign permit before they can make sorties to the (communist-influenced) areas,” he said.

Lt. Col. Lydon Paniza, spokesperson of the 10th Infantry Division of the Eastern Mindanao Command, however, said in a text message that they have not received reports of the abductions.

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  • $5699914

    Ang galing talagang mag-kidnap ng mga NPA!
    Daig ang mga Abu Sayyaf sa istilo!


    You read it straight from the horse’s mouth. The killing of 8 civilians in Negros Occidental and the spate of raids and shootings directed against soft targets (civilians) in Mindanao which resulted to a number of civilian casualties and injuries were premeditated and aimed at scaring off civilians and politicians into giving in to their extortion demands. If they want to send a message to politicians inorder for them to” adhere to the policies of the revolutionary movement” as stated by their idiotic spokeperson Jorge Madlos, why target civilians and civilian infrastructures? Anong kinalaman ng mga sibilyan doon? Aminin na kasi nila na ang habol lang naman nila ay pera at the expense of the downtrodden because they’re just a bunch of lazy dolts.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    MILF = Abu Sayaf = NPA

    Same color just different name!

  • zandro santos

    ano naman ang kinalaman ng mga pulis at militiamen (kung totoo mang may nadukot o propaganda lang) sa mensahe ng bandidong NPA sa mga politiko?

    “send a message to political candidates that they must adhere to the policies of the revolutionary movement” —— AY SUUUUUUSSSSS!

    Baka naman:

    “send a message to political candidates that they must give money to the NPA terrorists”

  • Guest

    If its true that the 2 policemen engaged in extortion activities ,than its good that they will be teach a lesson. Why does more and more police members engaged in criminal activities? instead of protecting the people ” Bantay Salakay” ang kanilang ginagawa .

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