NPA members now engaged in kidnap for ransom activities – PNP chief

admin   •   February 26, 2018   •   7026

PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa presents to the media the two members of the New People’s Army who are now involved in kidnapping activities.

MANILA, Philippines — The leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) Bulacan chapter was alleged to be the one behind the kidnapping of Raziel Bungay in Laguna in December 2017.

It is the same group that purportedly killed PSupt. Arthur Masungsong during a police operation to rescue the kidnap victim.

Masungsong was the chief of the Luzon field unit of the Philippine National Police Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG).

The PNP-AKG made the discovery after it arrested the suspect Donato Jacob, the leader of the NPA Bulacan.

Jacob is also the alleged collector of NPA in its extortion of politicians, fishpond owners, and quarry operators in the province.

According to PNP chief PDG. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, his arrest proved that the communist group is now involved in kidnap for ransom activities.

“Inamin niya na sya ang lider at yung nga kasamahan daw niya ay kasama doon sa na-encounter kay Masungsong kidnap for ransom group na yun ay puro aktibong miyembro daw yun ng NPA,” said Dela Rosa.

(He admitted that he is the leader and that his men were among those involved in the encounter against Masungsong. That kidnap for ransom group is composed of active NPA members.)

In an encounter, four of Jacob’s members were killed while the police are still searching for Jessie Buenavista alias Jan-Jan.

The PNP-AKG is also investigating reports that Jacob’s adviser is a politician. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

 

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2 Chinese nationals nabbed for alleged kidnapping

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2020

Operatives from the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping group have arrested two Chinese nationals for allegedly kidnapping their fellow citizen.

Authorities identified the suspects as Weng Zhiting and Cheng Guo. Their victims were identified as Jiang Xiao Hao and Li Weizu.

The PNP-AKG conducted an operation in BF Resort Village in Las Piñas City on August 9 after receiving information from Jiang Xiao Hao’s wife that the suspects were demanding P3.5 million in exchange for his release.

AKG Luzon Field Unit Chief Col. Villafor Bannawagan said the suspects will face kidnapping for ransom charges while authorities continue to hunt down the suspects’ five other cohorts. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Duterte offers P2-M bounty for the capture of NPA commanders

Marje Pelayo   •   May 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has offered a P2-million bounty to anyone who can provide information on the whereabouts of leaders or commanders of the New People’s Army (NPA).

Aside from this, the President promised to protect the informant and also to provide him or her with a livelihood package. 

“Kung sino ang makakapagturo (To anyone who can report to us [their location]),” he said. 

Tapos doon sa Army o pulis, kapag ikaw ang nagturo at nahuli ang komander na mabigat, may hati ka diyan sa pera pero aalisin kita sa lugar mo. Kung taga-Abra ka, ihatid kita sa Mindanao. Bibigyan kita ng lupa at doon ka na lang,” he added.

(Then to a member of the Army or police, if you are the one who could capture a high-profile commander, you will have a share in the bounty but I will reassign you somewhere else. If you are in Abra, I will send you to Mindanao. I will give you a land and you can stay there.)

The President’s offer comes after the recent attacks by the NPA against government forces that were providing security in the distribution of aid in provinces affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. MNP (with information from Rosalie Coz)

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Duterte threatens to declare martial law if NPA attacks continue

Marje Pelayo   •   April 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte emphatically threatened to declare martial law if ‘lawlessness’ and attacks by New People’s Army (NPA) will continue against government forces escorting aid distribution in villages amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.

In his public address aired on Friday (April 24) the President said he is directing the military and police for that matter.

“I am now warning everybody and putting notice to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and police. I might declare martial law and there will be no turning back,” President Duterte said.

Army officials have reported recent attacks by NPA rebels on government relief operations such as in Aurora province and in Davao City, killing two soldiers and wounding two others, respectively.

According to the Constitution, any part of the country may be placed under military or martial rule “in case of invasion or rebellion, when the public safety requires it.”

On April 16, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the political arm of the NPA, announced that it was extending the unilateral ceasefire with government forces until the end of April to give priority to COVID-19 response. MNP (with inputs from Rosalie Coz)

READ: Ceasefire extension with NPA up to Duterte, anti-insurgency task force – Palace

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