NPA leader arrested in Compostela Valley
MANILA, Philippines—A high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested by combined military and police forces in Compostela Valley on Sunday afternoon, the military said.
Jordan Donillo alias Noli or Estong, commander of the Main Guerrilla Force of Guerrilla Front 18, was arrested in Barangay Magnaga in Pantukan on Sunday at 5:35 p.m., First Lieutenant Vergel Lacambra of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division said in a statement.
Donillo was arrested for crimes of double murder and multiple frustrated murder, attempted murder and robbery. He has a P2.5-million bounty on his head.
Lacambra said Donillo was also part of the group that attempted to kill retired Major General Jovito Palparan in 2000.
Major General Eduardo Año, commander of the 10th Infantry Division, lauded the efforts of the AFP and PNP personnel involved in the arrest of Donillo.
Año said it was a “major victory in the campaign to bring justice to the victims of terroristic activities by the CPP-NPA.”
He also assured that Donillo will be accorded rights to due process.
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