Guihulngan officials laud Army, cops for arrest of policemen, soldier’s killers

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BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Guihulngan City officials has commended the 62nd Infantry Battalion and the police for the recent arrest of two top leaders of the New People’s Army linked to the ambush-slay of six policemen and an Army soldier in the city hinterland barangays.

Mayor Jorge Joan Reyes said that the apprehension of the two NPA leaders will pave the way for justice to be served to former city police chief Supt. Arnel Arpon and five Guihulngan City police personnel as well as that of Army Cpl. Mark Anthony Quiocson.

“In their arrest, our law enforcers have given them so much more respect and mercy than they have shown to our ambushed law enforcers,” Reyes said in a statement.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Guihulngan also joined Reyes in commending the 62IB and PNP for their accomplishments.

“We will seriously and strongly continue the fight for we know that there are still many out there who need to be rescued from the claws of the enemy,” Guihulngan City Vice-Mayor Ernesto Reyes said in another statement.

Meanwhile, the NPA Apolinario Gatmaitan Command slammed what it called a dirty scheme of the AFP in forcing 63 farmers in Brgy. Santa Rosa, Murcia, and members of farmers associations in Brgy. Pilar, Hinigaran, to surrender, being supporters of the revolutionary movement.

This monotonous black propaganda against the revolutionary movement is the handiwork of top ranking officials of the AFP and PNP to show that they are winning in their counter-insurgency campaign in the island, according to rebel spokesperson Ka Juanito Magbanua.*

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