Lacson urges protection for Aquino, others on NDF ‘arrest list’ | Inquirer News
Close  

Lacson urges protection for Aquino, others on NDF ‘arrest list’

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 08:20 AM April 03, 2017
ping-lacson

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday called on law enforcement agencies and the people to protect former President Benigno Aquino III and other personalities reportedly ordered arrested by communist rebels, saying the order was illegal.

Aside from Aquino, the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Southern Mindanao also reportedly announced over the weekend the indictment and arrest of North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista, North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco, and military and police officials in connection with the violent dispersal of protesting farmers in Kidapawan on April 1 last year.

ADVERTISEMENT

READ: Duterte to Reds: Free captives, stop collecting revolutionary tax

“It is the responsibility of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, as well as all law-abiding citizens of this country, to protect former President Aquino and all those placed under the liquidation list of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) who, by any definition, are enemies of the state,” Lacson said in a statement.

FEATURED STORIES

A court of the Republic of the Philippines, he said, is the “only duly constituted authority that can mete out any form of penalty against anybody found violating the laws of the land.”

“Anybody else is unauthorized and therefore illegal,” said Lacson, who headed the Philippine National Police during the time of then-President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

“Hence, they (communist rebels) should be made criminally liable if and when they perform such criminal act,” the senator added. CBB/rga

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

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: Benigno Aquino III, CPP, Kidapawan, NDF, News, North Cotabato, NPA, Panfilo Lacson, Senate
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | 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.