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Army disowns PNP statement

GAMU, Isabela — The Army’s 5th Infantry Division (ID) at Camp Melchor Dela Cruz here on Sunday denied issuing a press statement that the Cagayan Valley Police Regional Office released in which slain National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultant Randy Felix Malayao was tagged as a New People’s Army member who had a quarrel with the rebel movement.

Maj. Jefferson Somera, 5th ID spokesperson, said the statement that Supt. Chevalier Iringan, regional police spokesperson, issued did not come from the Army.

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