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12 Suspected Communist Rebels Stopped At A Batangas Checkpoint

12 Suspected Communist Rebels Stopped At A Batangas Checkpoint

| On 21, Nov 2017

On Monday, November 20, 12 people were arrested at a checkpoint in Nasugbo, Batangas. They are suspected members of the communist group NPA.

The officers arrested 12 people inside a jeepney that believed to be members of the NPA. They were arrested two hours after an encounter between the rebels and soldiers in Barangay Utod.

They were brought into the custody of PNP Nasugbo.

“Appropriate charges will be filed against the said 12 individuals upon further verification. They are now under custody of PNP Nasugbu,” said Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Melchor Durante.

Durante said the checkpoints helped a lot in containing the “terrorists.” Some of them were believed still hiding inside the area.

Facebook fan page KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights denied that the arrested people are members of the NPA. Nine of them were claimed as their members going to Utod to observe if rule of law was being used.

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