BANSUD, ORIENTAL MINDORO – Government forces here lauded the successful arrest of two NPA Leaders for their commitment to due process. Arrested were Reynaldo Malorbor Jr alias Ace/Oram, Secretary of Regional Intelligence Staff and a 19 year old female Nadeline Fabon.
The two were arrested after communities provided information that they were NPA members conducting recruitment in the area. Authorities were able to identify one of them as Malorbor who was the subject of an Arrest Warrant dated Feb 20, 2016 for Violation of Section 1, RA 9516 (Illegal Possession of Explosive device) issued by RTC Branch 65 in Infanta, Quezon. They were arrested in Barangay Pinagturilan, Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro.
Recovered from their possession are cal .45 and 9MM pistols with ammunitions; a hand grenade, an improvised explosive device; and subversive documents.
Anakbayan has already admitted Fabon to be a member of the League of Filipino Students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
“The arrest of the two will allow their day in court,” Brigadier General Marceliano V Teofilo, Commander of 203rd Infantry Brigade said. 203rd Brigade has operational jurisdiction on the whole island of Mindoro.
“Our forces will turn them over to the proper authorities and have them defend themselves in the court of law. We expect that their arrest will be used by Karapatan and their cohorts for black propaganda. We challenge them to present evidence in court instead of going to the streets crying out red tagging and saying that they were arrested on trumped-up charges as they usually do when NPA members are arrested,” BGen Teofilo concluded.