2 NPA members surrender to lawmen in Ilocos

Two active members of the New People’s Army (NPA) have voluntarily surrendered to the joint elements of the army and the police in Ilocos Sur and La Union after the conduct of series of negotiations by the authorities.

Colonel Audrey L. Pasia, the commander of the army’s 702nd Brigade, confirmed on February 19, 2020, the voluntary surrender of Danilo Boquing, a member of the New People’s Army (NPA) with Aliases as Ka Dandi Boquing, Ka Gardo, Ka Molen and Ka Rannie.

Boquing, a resident of Barangay Baluarte, Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, is a member of the Communist Terrorist Group, Platoon South Ilocos Sur of the NPA and a former secretary of Sangay ng Partido sa Platon Sandino, now known as Kilusang Larangang Guerilya – Southern Ilocos Sur (KLG -SIS). He voluntarily surrendered to Colonel Pasia and Police Colonel Ysmael Yu, the deputy regional director for operations of Region 1 and officer-in-charge of Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office, in Barangay Sulvec, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur on Tuesday evening.

Witnessing the surrender of Boquing were the officials and members of the different local army’s field units and police units based in Ilocos Sur.

After his debriefing in the headquarters of the army’s 702nd Brigade, Boquing will be under the custody of the local police while he will respond to his five standing five (5) warrants of arrest issued by Judge Policarpio M. Martinez of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 71 in Candon City.

Among the charges filed against Boquing in court are the following: arson under Criminal Case Number 2406-C, murder under Criminal Case Number 2407-C & 2408-C with no bail recommended, two attempted murders under Criminal Case Number Number 3495-C and 3496-C) with recommended bail bond of Php 120,000.00, and robbery under Criminal Case Number Number 2405-C with a recommended bail bond of Php 100,000.00.

Pasia said that they are looking at the possible assistance to be given to Boquing through the Enhanced Comprehensive Livelihood Integration Program (ECLIP).

However, the surrenderee is required to answer all the charges filed against him in court.

Meanwhile, one Beverly Launyo, a NPA member with aliases as Ka Daniela, Ka Jovelyn, Ka Bebe, Ka Lyn-Lyn, surrendered voluntarily to police and the army in Camp Diego Silang, Carlatan, City of San Fernando, La Union on February 13, 2020.

Launyo, a resident of Sitio Mata, Barangay Marozo, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, voluntarily surrendered without firearms.

“We are continuously working in partnership with our counterparts through the Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council to strengthen our internal security operations in support to the Executive Order No. 70 or the whole of nation approach to end the local communist armed conflict,” said Pasia. (Freddie Lazaro, PIA)

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