Presence of IDs of a Partylist in the House of a Suspected Armed Rebel, Investigated

CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur – A bulk of items which are believed to be owned by Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) were recovered by government troops in Barangay Taromata, Bulan, Sorsogon, Tuesday, September 10.

According to the report, personnel of 31st Infantry Battalion received a report that an undetermined number of communist terrorists (CNTs) were resting inside the house of Ramil Bueza alias Milyo, a suspected member of Larangan 2, Komiteng Probinsya 3 of Bicol Regional Party Committee (BRPC).

Troops immediately proceeded to the area but the CNTs were no longer around.

Nevertheless, with the help of Barangay officials and Philippine National Police (PNP), the team were able to search the house where they recovered a landmine, 50 meters wire, one screen projector, one stethoscope, one sphygmomanometer, assorted identification cards (IDs) of Kabataan Party List, two T-Shirts with markings of BHB and Justice for Ambo Guran, subversive documents and books used for party courses by the CTG.

After 3 hours, a separate team of 31st IB also conducting pursuit operation in Barangay Calpi, Matnog town noticed a group of civilians.

Upon seeing the government troops, the group suddenly scampered towards different direction leaving their personal belongings behind.

Meanwhile, recovered items are now being investigated especially the IDs of Kabataan Partylist which has long been connected in recruitment of youth especially students joining the armed movement.

Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) under MGEN FERNANDO TRINIDAD AFP once again reminded the public to be wary of the different recruitment schemes made by the communist terrorists.

Gen. Trinidad underscored that the solution in the different problems our country is facing is unity and not revolution.

As an active member of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) also known as Task Force Katuninongan asin Kauswagan, JTFB is now enforcing full military force to preempt any atrocities hurled by the CTG which bring harm and violence to the communities along with its effort to attain lasting peace through endless call to the armed guerillas to lay down their arms and abandon the useless cause of the armed group.