The Provincial Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) has publicized the faces of alleged wanted New People’s Army (NPA) members and high-ranking leaders.
Provincial Information Officer (PIO) Winston Arzaga, who is also a member of the Strategic Communications (STRATCOM) Cluster of the task force, said that the dissemination of the identities of the NPA members and leaders will help the provincial government in ending “terrorism’.
PTF-ELCAC released the photos of the 40 alleged members, 12 of which still remain unidentified.
“Nag-labas ng mga litrato ang ELCAC galing mismo sa WESCOM dahil na rin sa Executive Order No. 70 na lahat ay magtulong-tulong para matapos ang terorismo. Hindi katulad dati na military lang ang parang may responsibilidad pagdating sa ganoong usapin. Sa paglabas ng kanilang mukha, naniniwala tayo na madaling masusugpo ang terorismo,” he said.
Among the wanted high ranking officials under the Bienvenido Vallever Command (BVC) and facing murder charges are Bonifacio Magramo, alias Abuan/Boy1/Nato/Soledad/, secretary of the New People’s Army’s (NPA) Sub-Regional Military Area (SRMA)-4E; Noel Ecto alias Jake/Guiller/Jasper/Aike, believed to be the intelligence office of Kilusang Larangang Guerilla ( KLG)-North; Andrea Rosal alias Naya/Ram/Inlay, secretary of the KLG-North; Nene Batuan alias Elsa/Teresa/Karen/Loren, believed to be a giyang pampulitika (political officer) of the KLG-North, and Jomar Masong, alias Degret/Len/Jerson of the Special Partisan Unit (SPARU) of the KLG-South.
Rosalinda Palidan, alias Sandra/Mor/Aiko, a medical officer of the KLG-North, has robbery with homicide case against here filed in court.
The 22 others are Selnon; Charity Diño; Sonny Rogelio alias Miggy, Samuel and Troy; Jayson/Wangyu; Jemar/Jmar; Shane, wife of Selnon; Alias Dino from Malihud, Bataraza; Alias Carding/Roman; Elisa Vargas alias Nene, member of Gabriela and from Paly Island, Taytay; Efren Lorlito alias Gie, chairman of PAMALAKAYA in Paly Island, Taytay; Rico Zunier, President of Anakbayan in Taytay; Ronald (last location Burias Island); JR; Shin; alias Tino/Regin; alias Noah; Elmar from Brooke’s Point; Richard; Ricky; Ken; Parra; Ronald.
On November 5, NPA’s highest-ranking leader Alimar Libuna Toting (Ka Allan) with seven others voluntarily surrendered to the 3rd Marine Brigade (3MBDe) in Barangay Pulot Center, Sofronio Española, followed by the recovery of rebel paraphernalia on November 8.
Toting surrendered a month after the arrest of his party wife, Jenny Ann Bautista (alias Ka Helen), with Glendhyl Malabanan, Ronces Paraguso, also ranking leader Domingo “Ka Tino” Ritas, Joelito “Ka Jebar/Ka Tangkad” Tanilon, Bener “Ka Bata” Rimbuwan, and Awing “Ka Gitna” Lumpat who was arrested on October 4 in Puerto Princesa City.
Arzaga urged the public to report immediately to authorities in case they see some of the individuals.
He also mentioned that the provincial government plans to disseminate the pictures in all barangays and public places.
“Ang plano nga ni Gob (Jose Alvarez) ay ilagay sa mga barangays, palengke at ibang mga public places ang mga mukha ng mga NPA members para kung may makakita ay mai-report sa kinauukulan at makausap na sumuko na sila. Maganda kasi na ikalat ang mga mukha nila para mas liliit ang mundo nila, matuldukan ang terorismo,” Arzaga added.