Other CPLA factions now a police matter-A A +A
Thursday, September 20, 2012
CORDILLERA Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) chairman Arsenio Humiding is calling on the Philippine National Police (PNP) to enforce the law.
In reaction to fears there will be unrest -- due to the three-way leadership tug-of-war within the CPLA last week -- Humiding is imploring on the security sectors of the Cordillera to assure there is an ongoing peace throughout the region.
“This is a challenge to the PNP (Philippine National Police) now,” Humiding stressed.
He added: “Marami ang nag sasabi na magkakaroon ng gulo, sana wag nila ito i-konekta sa unrest.”
Last week, Mailed Molina was declared CPLA chairman with Rafael Wasan as Cordillera Bodong Administration head backed by the Cordillera Regional Assembly in Baguio City. In Tabuk City, meanwhile, in a separate meeting, Miguel “Mike” Sugguiyao has likewise declared chairman with Andres Ngao-i, further splitting the CPLA.
Humiding said the CPLA has policed its ranks in the past when the ouster of Molina and other members transpired, ridding the group of undesirables and partnering with the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (Oppap).
“We have done our part already, it is time for law enforcement to take its course,” he said.
The Oppap has since awarded Humiding multi-million Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) projects for his faction of the CPLA in the name of peace and development.
Humiding said factions of the CPLA are still involved in the collection of “taxes” or contributions called revolutionary fess from people as well as those claiming ownership at the Paus property along Marcos Highway.
Humiding said it is time for the police and security sectors to come into the picture and assure peace in the region in order to pacify the fears of the people.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 20, 2012.