NPA rebels block ComVal gov’s convoy, abduct cop escort

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TAGUM CITY, Philippines— Communist rebels stopped the convoy of Governor Arturo Uy and seized his police escort in Maco, Compostela Valley late Sunday, the police said.

Senior Supt. Camilo Cascolan, Compostela Valley police chief, identified the abducted policeman as Senior Police Office 1 Alan Pansoy, assigned at the Mabini police station.

Cascolan said the incident happened as the party, which included the governor himself, six board members and several supporters, was heading home from a political rally at Anitapan village, Mabini town, around 5 p.m.

Upon reaching Purok 6, Barangay Malamodao, in Maco town, the group was stopped by an undetermined number of gunmen, believed to be New People’s Army guerrillas who had set up a checkpoint along a village road.

The governor, who is allied with the ruling Liberal Party, could not be immediately reached for comment.

Police and army teams were immediately dispatched to pursue the fleeing assailants and rescue Pansoy, Cascolan said.

The police official also ordered the setting up of police checkpoints along the exit points of Maco, Mabini, Mawab and Pantukan municipalities.

Sunday’s abduction came just days after New People’s Army rebels also snatched a soldier in nearby Maco and attacked an army outpost there.

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  • patriotic_act

    I can see happy smiles again from the faces of Etta, Teddy and Renato

    • NAGMAMARUNONG

      renato reyes, congratulations!! ngayon, sa inyo pa. do not be very confident, dahil ang bukas malamang ay hindi na! teddy casino, bahagi-an mo naman ang mga kasama mo sa pdaf!

      • patriotic_act

        wala kang maririnig sa mga yan pag NPA ang nanggugulo at pumapatay kasi “justice” daw yun para sa kanila..

        unlike pag sundalo ang nakakapatay ng NPA na todo ngawa sila ng “human rights violations”.

  • Milesaway

    Pwede bang mag check point ang mga NPA? ba’t ganun!

    Also, “Police and army teams were immediately dispatched to pursue the fleeing assailants and rescue Pansoy”. Do we expect a good results? Yes of course basta may ransom money.

  • Odnalor Larguia

    NFA mga inutil at tamad yan…ayaw mag banat ng buto…adhikain nila manghingi tamda tamad…2013 na mga NFA nabubulok na kayu sa kainutilan nyu…mag hanapbuhay namn kayu…mga anak ng putek talaga kayu….di kayu naturuan ng mga magulang nyu…Putek!!!!!

  • Guest

    wtf

  • durian

    “Sunday’s abduction came just days after New People’s Army rebels also
    snatched a soldier in nearby Maco and attacked an army outpost there”.—- NASAAN NA ANG HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES dito???? Di ba ang gagaling nila mag ingay pag militanteng grupo or leftist ang ma huli ng mga Pulis at Sundalo? Bakit pag Pulis O Sundalo ang ma abduct ng mga NPA eh prang namamayagpag pa mga tenga ng mga human rights advocate na ito sa tuwa.

  • durian

    Keep silent ang mga magagaling na taga pagtanggol DAW ng karapatan dito ah. Ipinagtatanggol lang pala ang huwad na karapatan ng mga militanteng grupo!!! The media also MUST give pressure to the leftist groups, highlight this inhuman practice of the communist or CPP/NPA…Ito ba ang tinatawag na pantay ang tingin sa karapatan ng lahat???

    • mangweweteng 1979

      tama!nasaaan na nga ba si De LIMA at ETTA ROSALES?baka naman pwd ng marinig ang tinig nyo matapos ang sunud-sunod na pag-atake ng mga kriminal na NPA….nakakahiya naman sa taong bayan na kapag may di umanoy kasalanan ang mga sundalo ay mabilis kayong kumalampag ngayon kau naman ang dapat kalampagin!!!

  • durian

    If the our people LOVE Democracy…, Everybody should help stop this CPP/NPA atrocities. Let’s help and support our Police and soldiers protect our democracy, the people and this country..,

    • patriotic_act

      I agree.. I will not hesitate to snitch out a communist.. even if it turns out to be one of my family members.

  • skylord

    Sira ulo tong mga to. Kung my problema kayo sa gobyerno, mali ang solusyon na napili nyo. This group has never been helpful to this country.

  • iping2sison

    After the typhoon Pablo destroyed much of Compostela, a former mayor of a Davao City visited the area and give financial aid. This news was at the front page of the Inquirer. He was met by these NPA’s as if a long lost brother. There was a question then if the act of that official was legal or treasonous. Those NPAs became bolder and seems well-financed and well fed.

  • m1600

    kaya pinakawalan si Gov may kotong yan sa NPA kawawang pulis.

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