Wanted NPA insurgents captured in Antique

Posted by watchmen
March 17, 2020

Two wanted New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents were recently captured following police operations in Valderama, Antique. Authorities identified the arrested as 67-year-old Alfredo Alarcon of the town’s Barangay Cansilayan, who serves as an NPA-Southern Front Committee sub-leader; alongside 64-year-old Tobias Jurada of the municipality’s Barangay Ubos.
According to Police Regional Office-6 spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Joem Malong, Alarcon, who was the town’s eight-most wanted, was arrested after being served a warrant on murder charges issued last October by Judge Mario Andres of the Regional Trial Court.
Three hours later, Jurada was arrested in his home after being presented an arrest warrant on murder charges, which was issued in 1998 by Judge Deogracias Del Rosario of the Regional Trial Court.
Bail was not recommended for either case.
“They [were] being hunted by police for a long time,” Malong explained. “Some residents informed police of their presence in the area.”
“They did not resist when they saw their arrest warrant,” she added.
Meanwhile, Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson, Army Captain Cenon Pancito III, called the arrest “a big development as far as [the] anti-insurgency campaign is concerned” and said the community and local government unit played a “big role” to end armed struggle./WDJ

NPA insurgents Alfredo Alarcon and Tobias Jurada of Valderama, Antique were both recently arrested on murder charges.

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