2 suspected female NPA rebels out on bail; 2 others remain in jail

/ 05:35 PM October 17, 2018

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Two suspected female members of the New People’s Army in Nueva Ecija have been released on bail, but two other women remained locked up for illegal possession of explosives, a non-bailable offense.

Elaine Edzel Emocling, 23; and Rachel Galario, 20; posted bail for charges of illegal gun possession and were freed by the Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Cabanatuan City on Tuesday.


The CIDG still has custody of Eulalia Ladesma, 44; and Yolanda Ortiz, 46; who were held for possession of explosives. The four women were arrested in Rizal town on Oct. 13.

A lawyer sent by human rights watchdog Karapatan was granted access to Ladesma and Ortiz on Tuesday, said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

She claimed that the women were put behind bars on “trumped up” charges as they were activists. /ee

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: New People's Army, news, Philippines
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.