Top cop warns inactive armed groups from regrouping-A A +A
Monday, February 18, 2013
CHIEF Superintendent Agrimero Cruz, Western Visayas police director, warned inactive armed groups from regrouping in connection with the upcoming 2013 elections.
Cruz also declared in an ambush interview at the New Government Center during the weekend that there are no more active partisan armed groups in the region.
He admitted, however, that aside from the supposed five inactive armed groups in the region, there are still other groups the Philippine National Police (PNP) is monitoring.
"But I would like to state that there are no active partisan armed groups," Cruz reiterated.
In what is said to be a declassified PNP intelligence report, four of the inactive private armed group were said to be in Negros Occidental.
The concerned politicians named however denied they have private armed groups.
Cruz said the PNP is strictly monitoring the said inactive private armed groups, lest they will regroup and will be used in the slated 2013 elections. (TDE)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 18, 2013.