Friday, November 13, 2020

CNT On Most Wanted List Nabbed in Kitaotao

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City
- A Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army Terrorist (CNT) who is under the most wanted list of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of National Defense (DND) with a bounty of P2-Million on his head was arrested by operatives in a joint operation launched at So. Bakayan, Brgy Sagundanon, Kitaotao in Bukidnon on November 12, 2020 at around 5:30 am.

The CNT was identified as Marcos Requina alias Ali or Tomas, 60, who is the former head of Intelligence and Secretary of the Front Committee KARA of the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee (WMRPC).

Requina was arrested inside his abode by the combined forces of the Police Regional Office 11 (PRO-11), the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency 11 (NICA-11), Team Intelligence Service of Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), and the 16th Infantry Battalion, 31st Infantry Battalion, 102nd Division Reconnaissance Company (102DRC), 1002nd Infantry Brigade and the 10th Infantry Division under the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom).

Requina is the 23rd most wanted CNT under the DND-DILG Joint Order Reward 14-2012 and has a standing warrant of arrest for murder which was issued by Judge Renerio Ramas of the Regional Trial Court Branch 18 in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

The arrested CNT joined the semi-legal team of the Front KARA, WMRPC in 1985 until 1991. His activities under the CNT’s movement were on and off and he had held several key positions over the past years such as becoming a squad leader, platoon medic, and Fully Kalihim of Front Committee KARA.

Prior to his arrest, he was recruited as the Platoon Medic of Guerrilla Front 53 (GF53) of the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) and had served the armed group until 2015 before he became inactive until the present.

Requina is currently under the custody of the Police Regional Office 11 (PRO-11) and is undergoing a medical examination. He is slated to be turned over to Region 9 for the proper disposition of the case.

LtGen Jose C. Faustino, Jr., the Commander of Eastmincom, congratulated the different security agencies and units of Eastmincom for their recent feat that led to the arrest of a top CNT personality.

"This is but an ultimate example of the great outcomes due to the established synergy of the nation’s different security agencies. Hand in hand, we can achieve victories greater than this,” the Eastmincom Commander said.

"Every arrest of a key CNT personality brings us one step closer to becoming an armed-conflict-free country,” he added, stressing that this is not only a victory for the Command and other security agencies but as well as the triumph of the people.

The Eastmincom Commander also reiterated that the participation of the local populace is crucial to the attainment of long-lasting peace in the communities.

“I urge the populace to continue cultivating the culture of peace and security as we aim to make our country free from any threats of terrorism,” LtGen Faustino said.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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