Ranking NPA leader in
Bicol nabbed in Cavite
MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) -- A ranking leader of the New People's Army (NPA)
rebel group in Bicol was arrested by military and police units in a joint
operation in Trece Martirez City, Cavite province on Wednesday morning.
Major Angelo Guzman, Southern Luzon Command spokesperson, identified the
arrested rebel leader as Andres Hubilla alias "Ka Magno," a member of Bicol
Regional Party Committee (BRPC) and a former secretary of Komiteng Probinsya
ng Sorsogon (Komprob Sorsogon).
Hubilla, who has a pending arrest warrant for murder and attempted murder,
was arrested at around 9:05 a.m. in Barangay Hugo Perez.
Seized from his possession were several hand grenades, cellphones and
documents with high intelligence values.
Hubilla is now at Trece Martirez City Police Station for documentation and
filing of appropriate and additional charges.
“With the apprehension of Andres Hubilla or 'Ka Magno', the rebel’s
leadership and ranks in Bicol will be paralyzed. In effect, a more peaceful,
progressive and prosperous region will soon emerge,” 903rd Infantry Brigade
commander Col. Cesar Idio said.
“The AFP together with the PNP will proficiently work against these threat
groups in order to attain the peace that the Bicolanos desires," he added.