NPA amazon nabbed in Lanao del Norte

Published March 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Bonita Ermac

ILIGAN CITY – An alleged leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested by a team of military and police personnel in Barangay San Miguel, Lala, in Lanao del Norte last Sunday, March 15.

PHOTO BY 5th Mechanized Infantry Battalion/ MANILA BULLETIN
PHOTO BY 5th Mechanized Infantry Battalion/ MANILA BULLETIN

Arrested was Teresita Lapuz Naul, also known as Tessie, 63, and believed to be the secretary of the Regional White Area Committee of the North Central Mindanao Regional Command of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-NPA.

Naul had three standing warrants of arrest against her for destructive arson, kidnapping, and serious illegal detention issued by a Regional Trial Court in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur last January 30.

Second Mechanized Brigade (2nd Mech. Brig.) Commander Brig. Gen. Facundo Palafox IV, commended the troops for their commitment and dedication to duty in providing the people of Lanao del Norte a safer place to live. The 2nd Mech Brig has operational jurisdiction over Lanao del Norte.

Lt. Col. Rolando D. Orengo, commanding officer of the Fifth Mechanized Infantry Battalion, lauded the communities of the Municipality of Lala, Lanao del Norte for their cooperation and trust in the Philippine Army that led to the successful arrest of Naul.

“Let us continue to work hand-in-hand in the quest for peace and progress in the Province of Lanao del Norte and not allow any elements of any terrorist groups to influence and ruin our peaceful community and economic progress in the Province.” Orengo said.