PNP chief Azurin says ranking CPP officer arrested in Quezon City
MANILA, Philippines — An alleged ranking officer of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has been arrested in Quezon City purportedly for multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder.
According to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., Adora Faye De Vera has an outstanding warrant of arrest issued by Judge Guilljie Delfin Lim of Iloilo City’s Regional Trial Court Branch 22.
Azurin said Thursday that de Vera was arrested in Teacher’s Village on Wednesday afternoon.
“De Vera is the subject of a Warrant of Arrest without bail, issued by the Court for the crime of Multiple Murder and Multiple Frustrated Murder with the Use of Explosives, particularly anti-personnel landmines that are outlawed by international conventions on warfare,” the PNP chief said in a press briefing in Pampanga.
“She is also accused in a separate criminal case for the crime of rebellion,” he added.
Citing police records, Azurin claimed de Vera is a staff officer of the General Command of the CPP, New People’s Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front, as well as the secretary of the Central Front of CPP-NPA Regional Committee-Panay.
NPA is the armed wing while the NDF is the political arm of the CPP.
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