The Palawan police disclosed Wednesday they have arrested a couple believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the northern Palawan town of Araceli.
Palawan Police Provincial Office (PPO) Director Senior Superintendent Gabriel Lopez said suspected NPA members Carlito and Elizabeth Labajo were arrested on July 24 at the suspects’ residence in Barangay Tinintinan following operations conducted by elements of the Municipal Police Station (MPS) in Araceli.
“They are husband and wife arrested by our policemen in Tinintinan after residents reported them asking around and spying on the MPS, and the house of Mayor (Noel) Beronio,” Lopez said.
He said the Labajos will undergo inquest proceedings to ascertain facts relating to their involvement with the NPA.
Police said they also found “seditious documents” and a .38 caliber revolver in their residence.
“Our policemen in the area found documents in their possession that tell they are onto something treasonous,” Lopez said, adding two other NPA suspects were able to flee Tinintinan.