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Manila court orders arrest of CPP’s Joma, 37 others over 80s ‘purge’

/ 12:45 PM September 06, 2019

 

MANILA, Philippines — A Manila court has ordered the arrest of exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose “Joma” Maria Sison and 37 others over the so-called “purge” in the 1980s.

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Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 issued the arrest warrant for 15 counts of murder in connection with the Inopacan massacre. Government agents had discovered a mass grave in Inopacan, Leyte where they also said the skeletons of 15 people killed in the CPP purge were found.

A copy of the arrest order, dated August 28, 2019, was furnished to the media on Friday.

READ: Red leaders arraigned for 1980s ‘purge’ killings

Aside from Sison, the Manila court also ordered the arrest of the following individuals:

  • Juliet Sison
  • Rodolfo Salas
  • Leo Velasco
  • Jose Luneta
  • Geronimo Pasetes
  • Prudencio Calubid
  • Luis Jalandone
  • Sarmiento Eduardo
  • Francisco Pascual, Jr.
  • Mil Lominion
  • Fortunato Felicilda
  • Benjamin Beringel
  • Quirino Quinawayan
  • Fernando Rachel
  • Pecario Sonana
  • Jesus Solayao
  • Lino Salazar
  • Alfredo Taladro
  • Tito Gabar
  • Muco Lubong
  • Felix Dumali
  • Ciriaca Malimot
  • Luzviminda Orillo
  • Anselmo Balduhesa
  • Alfredo Mabingay
  • Bertino Oroza
  • Bonifacio Padoc
  • Rodrigo Paplona
  • Prescillono Beringel
  • Anastacio Dorias
  • Nick Ruiz
  • Sammy Labarda
  • Charlie Fortaliza
  • Luis Villena
  • Rolando Caballera
  • Donata Lambrento
  • Luz Abejo

The court did not recommend bail for all the 38 accused. /kga

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