5 Suspected NPA Members Teaching NFSW & Kadamay Members Arrested in Kabankalan

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reported that a total of five (5) suspected members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) who were allegedly teaching some NFSW and Kadamay members were arrested in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

The five suspected NPA members who were alleged teachers of the members of National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) and Kadamay in Kabankalan were arrested in a checkpoint in Mabinay Road, Barangay 9, Kabankalan City.

Some of those arrested NPA members were identified as Mary Grace Delicano alias Ting-Ting/Cleo/Karyle, who is an NPA executive committe member.

Alias Ting-Ting is in-charge of the party education and training in the region as well as the reproduction of manuals, publications and leaflets.

According to Army Colonel Alberto Desoyo the rebel leader had been giving the government a bad name while conducting NPA training programs.

People like Delicano, he said, had been "pointing only to supposedly what's wrong with government and ignoring reforms resulting from state development initiatives."

"Worse, NFSW, PDG or KADAMAY members have their teach-in class, they are brainwashed, the recruits will have a hard time leaving the rebel movement even after realizing they’ve been deceived by NPA leaders,” he lamented.

The military also apprehended Richard Baylosis Serapin, Arnold Collastes Villegas, Wildie Pacle Adal, and Eric James Salcedo Rufino, who are believed to be new NPA recruits.

Recovered by the AFP personnel in the possession of alleged NPA rebels were 1 Toyota Innova with plate number YJB 515, 1 MacBook laptop, 1 Acer tablet, 1 cellphone, 2 USBs, 1 2 terabyte hard drive, 3 small notebooks with time codes, passwords and contact numbers, medical supplies, and other subversive documents.

Source: Hukbo.com