The combined elements of Mabalacat Municipal Police Station, PNP-CIDU 3, troops from 703rd Infantry Brigade and 70th Infantry Battalion along with other law enforcement authorities arrested 3 top ranking CPP-NPA personalities in Central Luzon at Purok 4, Brgy Mauaque, Mabalacat, Pampanga on April 13, 2022.
Major General Andrew D. Costelo PA, Commander of the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division, Philippine Army the law enforcement authorities served a Warrant of Arrest for Murder against Evelyn C Munoz alias “Ched/Emy/Maye/Miray” the Communist Party of the Philippines’ Central Luzon Regional Committee Secretary; National Finance Commission Secretary; Politburo, and member of CPP Central Committee.
Also arrested were Erlinda Lansang alias “Dahlia”, a member and Political Instructor of Komiteng Larangang Guerrilla Tarlac-Zambales (KLG-TARZAM) and one Margarita Lansang alias “Mara”, Secretary of LGP-4, CLRC/EXECOM Member of Central Luzon Regional Committee.
Recovered during the service of arrest was one Cal. 45; two magazine assemblies with 14 ammunition; several Identification Cards depicting their pictures with different names; 26 units of cellular phones; 3 laptops; several USB storage devices; subversive documents/materials and cash with different denominations and currencies amounting to more or less P400,000.
MGen Costelo believed that the money recovered in the possession of the CPP Finance Officer and two others were extorted from the local community to finance their White Area Operations as the National Democratic Front’s Founding Anniversary is almost two weeks from now.
“I would like to congratulate all the operating troops for the successful service of Warrant of Arrest for the said CPP-NPA personalities. Their arrest is timely as we were able to thwart their activities in urban and rural operations, especially that the national and local election is coming,” said MGen Costelo.
The Commander also thanked the Former CTG members and the locals for tipping off their CPP-NPA identities, location, and activities in their community.
Meanwhile, the Commander of the 703rd Infantry (AGILA) Brigade, Colonel Joseph Norwin D Pasamonte said that the arrested personalities have been the subject of law enforcement operations for months along with the PNP to stop its criminal activities in Central Luzon.