The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command of the New People’s Army (AGC-NPA) Regional Operation Command in Negros Island commended its South-Central Negros Guerrilla Front for a successful police action in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
The Mt. Cansermon Command in a statement claimed of disarming Lorenzo Zayco Varela without firing even a single shot last January 10, 8 o’clock in the evening at his residence in Sitio Lower Balicaocao, Barangay Orong, Kabankalan City due to cases of firing gunshots, shooting using firearms and intimidating his neighbors.
A .22 caliber rifle, two shotguns, two 9mm pistols, a .357 caliber pistol, two hand grenades, hundreds of ammunition of different firearms, and many other military hardware were confiscated from Varela’s residence.
“The NPA performs police actions in line with decisions of the people’s revolutionary court,” said Ka Juanito Magbanua of the AGC-NPA.
“These are based on complaints and cases filed by the people and thoroughly investigated by the NPA,” he added.
According to Ka Dionesio Magbuelas, MCC-NPA spokesperson, the Red fighters did not take hold of Varela’s personal belongings like money and a cellphone unlike the mercenary AFP and PNP who, apart from arresting innocent civilians, have many times stolen thousands of money from the people in different parts of Negros and the whole country.###
Ka Juanito Magbanua, AGC-NPA Spokesperson
Ka Dionesio Magbuelas, MCC-NPA Spokesperson