2.08.2010

PIA News Service - Monday, Feb. 8, 2010

ANAD lauds Purcray's arrest

BUTUAN CITY (February 8)
- The Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) Partylist on Friday describes the recent arrest of Maria Luisa Purcray, alleged secretary of the Maoist terrorist North-Central Mindanao Regional Party Committee at a checkpoint in Barangay Dicayo, Kaitpunan, Zamboanga del Norte, as a telling blow to the 41-years of communist insurgency in the country. 

In a press statement, ANAD Rep. Pastor "Jun" Alcover, a former CPP-NPA political and commanding officer in Eastern and Central Visayas, said that he personally knew Purcray as she was one of the alleged pillars of the inhuman and violent Maoist communist CPP-NPA-NDF in Mindanao. 

"Her arrest, together with a certain Allan Solis, alleged senior medical staff of the Maoist Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee, could cause some setbacks on their plans and programs in Mindanao. Knowing the structure of the Maoist terrorist organization it would only be temporary because in a matter of weeks, surely they shall have a replacement for her," said Alcover. 

He urged government to vigorously pursue and sustain its security operations against the terrorist's insurgency and all other threat groups in the area. 

"We cannot rest on what we achieved. It is not yet the end of the road. It would be best for government and the civilian community to join hands and pull together resources to effectively confront and politically defeat the enemy," said Alcover. 

He reiterated his call for a more pronounced shift towards confronting the insurgency problem through active and sustained political measures with the local government units and officials leading the way and the AFP and PNP providing secondary and supporting roles. 

"The Human Security Act and Executive Order 773, issued by the President in January 2009, has been ineffective and rendered meaningless due to the cold shoulders thrown by local government Chief Executives on it," he said. 

The Human Security Act of 2007 is a law purposely to combat terrorism, while EO 773 expands the authority and jurisdiction of all Peace and Order Councils to effectively address security concerns of local government units, nationwide. 

"Instead, we have received reports pointing to alliances being forged by some local government Chief Executives, especially those seeking elective positions in government, with Maoist terrorist sectoral front and armed organizations to ensure their respective victories during the May 2010 elections," Alcover said. 

He called on the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to fully implement EO 773 saying: "This would be a step towards the right direction in line with government's desire to reduce the Maoist terrorist insurgency to insignificant level in 2010 and bolster the campaign against all forms of criminality, in the country." (muc/PIA-Caraga)


NPAs raid former Army officer's house, seize arms and bullets

BACUAG, SURIGAO DEL NORTE (February 8) - At least 15 heavily armed men believed to be communist-New People's Army (NPA) rebels raided a house of a retired Army officer and carted away arms and bullets at the hinterland of Sitio Baliw, Barangay Payapag, Bacuag town, Surigao del Norte province, police reported Monday. 

The raid of the residence of retired Staff Sergeant Edijan A. Tadifa happened at 5 a.m. on Sunday. 

Seized from his residence one caliber.45 pistol with three magazines; one carbine rifles with three magazines; 20 magazines of M16 rifle; one rifle grenade; one hand grenade and assorted AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) uniforms. 

The police report did not indicate if the Army officer was in his house nor other members of his family during the raid. 

The armed men fled to unknown direction after ransacking Tadifa's firearms and ammunition, the police report added. 

According to the report, the raiders were alleged members of Front Committee 16-A of the CPP-NPA Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) under certain "Ka Macky". 

Bacuag Municipal Police Station is conducting further investigation. 

Chief Supt. Lino D. Calingasan, regional director of Police Regional Office 13, also ordered manhunt against the suspects. (muc/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Sa Agusan del Sur-Rehabilistasyon sa dalan gisugdan na
By Anthony Arreza

BUTUAN CITY (08 February) – Gisugdan na sa mga opisyal sa Barangay Karaos, San Francisco, Agusan del Su rang pag-ayo sa kalsada gikan sa maong Barangay nga mosumpay ngadto sa Sitio Sumugbong, Barangay Alegria, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

Si kapitan Bebet Bacera nga nahinabe sa Periodico News Network (PNN) ang nagkanayon nga tumong sa maong proyekto aron mao ang pagpalambo sa turismo ug labaw sa tanan mapadali sa mga mag-uuma ang ilang pagpagawas sa ilang mga produkto nga dalaon sa lungsod.

Ilado usab ang duha ka barangay sa mga produktong agrikultura ug turismo tungod sa Mt. Diwata diin ang Barangay Karaos mao’y agianan pasaka sa maong bukid ug puyde usab mogawas sa Alegria.

Matud sa kapitana nga ang maong proyekto nag-balor og 2.5 million ka pesos nga ilang nakuha gikan kang congressman Ompong Plaza.

Gipaningkamotan matud pa sa ilang konseho nga mahitabo ang dugay na nilang p
angandoy nga pag-konekta sa maong dalan padulong sa Barangay Alegria. (PNN/PIA-Caraga)
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Cebuano News: PNP padayon nga gigukod ang 40 armado sa SURSUR

BUTUAN CITY (08 February) – padayon sa ilang hot pursuit ang kapulisan batok sa 40 ka armadong mga lalaki nga miatake dili pa lang dugay sa outpost sa kooperatiba sa mga mag-uuma didto sa Surigao del Sur.

Matud sa report sa GMANews. TV nga si Caraga police director Chief Superintendent Lino Calingasan ang mi-order na sa pag-aresto sa mga armado, kinsa usab misunog sa entrance gate sa Bislig, Barobo, Hinatuan, Lingig, ug Tagbina (BIBAHILITA) Farmer’s Association niadtong Miyerkules.

Ang outpost sa farmer’s cooperative anaa nahimutang sa Barangay Bigaan, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Matud pa, ang maong mga armado, nakasuot og fatigue uniforms, kinsa gipangkuha sab ang mga armas sa outpost security guards.

Sa maong hitabo, wala’y si bisan usa ang gikatahong nasamdan.

Hangtod karon, wala pa masayri kung unsa ang motibo sa mga armado ug subay sa inisyal nga imbestigasyon pipila matud pa ka miyembro sa Bibahilita Farmer’s ang nangulekta og toll fees sa mga motorista nga molabay sa maong outpost. (PNN/PIA-Caraga)
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Cebuano News: ANAD mipasalamat sa pagsikop kang Purcray

BUTUAN CITY (08 February) – Ang ALLIANCE for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) Partyslist dili pa lang dugay mibutyag nga ang pagsikop kang Maria Luisa Purcray gi-alegar nga sekretaryo sa North-Central Mindanao Regional Party Committee sa New People’s Army (NPA) didto sa Barangay Dicayo, Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte usa ka dakong kapildihan sa 41 ka tuig nga insurhensya sa nasud.

Sa sulat pamahayag nga gipadala ni ANAD Rep. Pastor “Jun” Alcover, kanhi CPP-NPA political ug commanding officer sa Eastern ug Central Visayas, nga personal niya nga kaila si Purcray isip haligi sa CPP-NPA-NDF sa Mindanao.

“Her arrest, together with a certain Allan Solis, alleged senior medical staff of the Western Mindanao Regional party Committee, could cause some setbacks on their plans and programs in Mindanao. knowing the structure of the organization it would only be temporary because in a matter of weeks surely they shall have a replacement for her”, butyag ni Alcover.

Iyang gihangyo ang gobyerno sa paglusad og security operations sa Mindanao aron matapna ang insurhensiya ug uban pang hulga sa nasud.

“We cannot rest on what we achieved. It is not yet the end of the road. It would be best for government and the civilian community to join hands and pull together resources to effectively confront and politically defeat the enemy” matod sa giila usab sa NPA nga traydor.

“ The Human Security Act and Executive Order 773, issused by the President in January 2009, has been ineffective and rendered meaningless due to the cold shoulders thrown by local government Chief Executives on it, “ dugang niya.

Ang Human Security Act sa 2007mao ang balaod nga gagukodsa mga terorismo samtang ang EO 773 mihatag og poder sa peace and order councils sa lokal nga pangagamhanan aron matubag ang suliran sa insurhensiya.

“Instead we have received reports pointing alliances being forged by some local government Chief Executives, especially those seeking elective positions in government, with Maoist terrorist sectoral front and armed organizations to ensure their respective victories during the May 2010 elections,” matod niya. (PNN/PIA-Caraga)