Security forces on Friday arrested two alleged top-ranking members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) during an operation in Barangay Pasol, Quezon City.
The Philippine Army claimed that suspects Julieta Gomez alias Tina, and Nuezel Velasco alias Mary Jane Velasco were leaders of the North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) in Caraga.
Joint operatives of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines served warrants of arrest against the suspects for murder and two cases of attempted murder.
According to 4th Infantry Division commander Major General Romeo Brawner Jr., the suspects were arrested with the help of information from civilian residents.
No bail was recommended for the murder case while P100,000 and P120,000 bail were recommended for Gomez and Velasco, respectively, for the two cases of the attempted murder.
Authorities said they retrieved four M4 carbines, a 9mm pistol, magazines, rifle barrels, and hand grenades during the operation. — DVM, GMA News
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