NPA assassin nabbed

CAMP Bado Dangwa -- After almost two years of hiding, a member of the New People’s Army was nabbed by authorities in Parapad, Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet February 8.

Police arrested Jacinto Faroden who was charged for the crime of frustrated murder by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Joseph Patnaan, Presiding Judge, RTC, Branch 35, First Judicial Region, Bontoc, Mt. Province who recommended bail bond of P200,00for his temporary liberty.

Digbay is listed No. 70 in the Periodic Status Report on Threat Groups (PSRTG) for the 4th Quarter of 2016 and also included in the watch list of Kilusang Larangang Guerilla (KLG) Marco operating in Mt. Province.

It can be recalled the suspect together with his other companions who are still at large waylaid SPO3 Wilfredo Degay while driving along the provincial road at Sitio Dugo Brgy. Poblacion, Sagada, Mt. Province on February 21, 2015.

With him during the ambush was his niece who was unharmed.

Currently, the Police Regional Office- Cordillera is steering a Regional Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council (RJPSCC) Meeting with the different Law Enforcement Agencies to discuss regarding the suspension of Offensive Military/Police Operation and the ongoing clash between the AFP and NPA in the other areas of Mindanao.

PRO - COR in a statement urged all armed rebels to lay down their arms, to abandon the armed struggle and return to the comfort of their families and assist the police and other law enforcement agencies in protecting and serving the country instead. (With a report from Elamae Membrere)

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