Alleged CPP-NPA official arrested in Camarines Sur

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 4, 2020   •   844

The Philippine Army has arrested an alleged official of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Camarines Sur.

Marilou Pascual Tan or alias Tinay is now in the custody of the Tinambac Municipal Police Station.

Authorities said Tinay is among the high-value individuals arrested for frustrated murder.

Tinay is allegedly the secretary of Komiteng Probinsya 2 of the Bicol Regional Party Committee (BRPC) of the CPP-NPA.

Police authorities recovered anti-personnel mines, hand grenades, .38 caliber gun, and propaganda materials.

Brigade Commander of the 902nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, Col. Jaime Abawag Jr. said they managed to track Tinay down after receiving a tip from several residents.

“This development is a manifestation of the continuous collapse of the CTG (communist terrorist groups). Their very own people are now siding with the government and exposing their own top leaders who are supposedly well-insulated,” he said.

Abawag also encourages residents to immediately report suspicious individuals in their area. -AAC (with reports from Allan Manansala)

NTF-ELCAC raises concern over propaganda in community pantries; investigation to continue

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has raised concerns over several community pantries that distribute anti-government pamphlets.

Due to this, NTF ELCAC spokesperson, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr. said they will continue to conduct background investigations on organizers of community pantries who have a different motive other than providing aid to fellow Filipinos. This is amid netizens slamming police authorities’ red-tagging organizers.

Mayroon silang dini- distribute na mga leaflets at ibang mga materials, bakit sila magpapaskil ng mga anti-government na may slogans, mayroon pang stop killing farmers at kung anu-ano (They are distributing leaflets and other materials. Why are they posting anti-government slogans and posts to stop killing farmers),” he said in a phone interview.

Based on the information gathered by the NTF-ELCAC, there are community pantries that are also distributing pamphlets that are encouraging the public to be against the government.

Ang post nila ang nakalagay ‘I love CPP-NPA,’ tapos mga pictures ng community pantry at nakalagay sa baba ay ‘Community Pantry of the Philippines-National Pantries Association’. Mga propagandist talaga kaya dapat mag-ingat tayo (The post says, ‘I love CPP-NPA’ with photos of community pantry and there is a ‘Community Pantry of the Philippines-National Pantries Association’ written below. They are propagandists so we have to be careful),” Parlade added.

Conversely, Parlade on his social media post, made mention of other organizations that also conduct distribution of food and other essentials for free without so much fanfare.

 

Meanwhile, Parlade said organizers of community pantries should have nothing to worry about if they are not hiding or violating anything. He also urged them to continue helping without any hidden agenda. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Ilang bahagi ng Bicol region binaha at walang kuryente dahil sa epekto ni ‘Bising’

Robie de Guzman   •   April 19, 2021

Baha na sa ilang panig ng Camarines Sur dahil sa walang tigil na pag-ulan bunsod ng bagyong Bising.

Kabilang sa mga binaha ang Himagtocon Lagonoy Spillway kaya hindi ito ngayon madaanan ng lahat ng uri ng sasakyan.

Malakas na ulan rin ang nararanasan ngayon sa Bicol region kaya nagpatupad na ng forced at pre-emptive evacuation sa landslide at flood-prone areas ang mga lokal na pamahalaan.

Sa tala ng Office of the Civil Defense Region 5, aabots sa 27,211 pamilya ang pansamantalang nanunuluyan sa iba’t ibang evacuation centers sa rehiyon.

Paalala naman ng Department of Health sa mga lokal na opisyal na magtalaga ng safety officers na magsasagawa ng clinical at exposure assessment sa lahat ng mga nasa evacuation center upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19 at iba pang uri ng sakit.

Sa Camarines Norte, nawalan ng supply ng kuryente ang ilang lugar dahil sa malalakas na hangin at natumbang mga puno.

Agad namang naalis ang mga punong nakahambalang sa mga kalsada kaya’t maaari pa itong daanan ng mga sasakyan.

May napaulat ding 959 na mga pasaherong naipit sa iba’t ibang pantalan sa Bicol matapos suspindihin ang biyahe ng mga barko.

Hindi rin pinayagang dumaan sa Maharlika Highway sa bayan ng Pilar, Sorsogon ang 87 truck upang maiwasan ang pagdami ng mga truck sa Matnog port.

Sa ngayon ay patuloy pang inaalam ng pamahalaan ng panlalawigan ang pinsala ang bagyong Bising sa rehiyon. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Bryan Baldaraje)

Soldiers aid injured NPA member in Quezon Province

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 11, 2021

A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was rescued by soldiers who were conducting clearing operations in Catanauan, Quezon Province.

Captain Jayrald Ternio, head of the public affairs office of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division said the soldiers patrolling in Barangay San Roque, Agro heard a cry for help. The soldiers were conducting clearing operations after a recent encounter against NPA rebels.

Ternio said the soldiers found a wounded 24-year-old alias Marlon who was reportedly left behind by his companions.

Ganoon pala kapag wala nang halaga. Iiwanan na lang nila. Nangako silang babalikan ako, ilang araw na, hindi naman sila bumalik (That’s how it is for them once you lose value. They will leave you. They promised to return but it has been days),” according to alias Marlon.

Ternio also acknowledged the soldier’s efforts in aiding those in need regardless of which side they are fighting for.

Kahit sa gitna ng labanan ipinakita ng ating mga kasundaluhan ang propesyonalismo at pagrespeto sa karapatang pantao (Amid the battle our soldiers showed professionalism and respect for human rights),” he said. -AAC (with reports from Jennica Cruz)

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