NPA rebel arrested for alleged murder of returnee in 2000

A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) wanted for allegedly killing a rebel returnee in 2000 was arrested by police in Pasig City on October 23, 2020.

Esteban Sergio Sales alias “Waldo” (NCRPO PIO photo)

National Capital Region Police Office chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas identified the suspect as Esteban Sergio Sales alias “Waldo”, 59.

Sinas said Sales was a member of the Executive Committee “Kilusang Larangang Guerilla” (KLG 73), Bicol Region Party Committee RPC, a member of the “Komite sa Seksiyon sa Platon”, “Komite Seksiyon Sa Iskwad” and a native of Barangay San Roque, Sagñay, Camarines Sur.

Police arrested Sales around 1: 30 p.m. in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.

Sales is facing murder charges for the shooting of rebel returnee German Berunga on Sept. 3, 2000 in Sitio Intramuruz, Barangay Panaytayan in Ragay, Camarines Sur. (Christopher Lloyd Caliwan/Priam Nepomuceno, PNA)

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