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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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PNP on alert vs. rescue try


The police is not taking any chances against the reported plans of the New People’s Army to rescue two of their arrested officials in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, last week.

Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Sagay City police officer-in-charge, yesterday said that they have implemented air tight security measures, following intelligence reports that NPA rebels may try to stage military actions to rescue Lorenzo Ferolino, aiias Tisoy, and his companion, Clydie Sabete.

Ferolino was tagged by the police as secretary of the NPA Northern Negros Front as well as intelligence officer of the Komiteng Rehiyonal-Negros Special Partisan Unit (SPARU).

Ferolino is facing a string of murder, frustrated murder and robbery-in-band cases, with no bail recommended, the police said.

Ferolino and Sabete were both charged yesterday for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, following the recovery of a .45 caliber pistol, a .22 caliber revolver and a fragmentation grenade from them, during their arrest in Brgy. Bato, Sagay City, Thursday last week, Benitez yesterday said.

Sabete was alleged by the police to have been a finance officer of the NPA Northern Negros Front.

Both suspects will be endorsed by the police to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology for detention.*


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