PRO 7 validating presence of NPAs

BECAUSE the communist rebels from the New People’s Army (NPA) used to have bases in Cebu and Bohol, a high-ranking police official said that the group may be trying to infiltrate the region again.

Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Noli Taliño said that they are trying to confirm reports of sightings of an armed group not only in Bohol but also in Cebu.

“All reports are still undergoing validation but we constantly remind our men to strengthen their target-hardening measures like the security of the police station and even their personal security,” Taliño said.

Reports surfaced that an NPA leader who handles the group’s operation in Negros was spotted in Bohol and Cebu.

He was identified as Domingo Compoc, 52, who has a P2.6-million bounty on his head, dead or alive.

Taliño remains confident, though, that Cebuanos and Boholanos prefer peace and will help authorities by reporting the presence of communist rebels in their community.

“We are peace-loving people and wouldn’t want any fight to break out here,” he said.
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