Two ranking New People’s Army (NPA) leaders were nabbed following operations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) over the weekend in Naga City, Bicol and Gumaca, Quezon.
Police elements of Gumaca, Quezon and intelligence operatives of the Southern Luzon Command under Lt. Gen. Caesar Ronnie P. Ordoyo arrested NPA leader George Geluz, also known as Ka Mario, in a checkpoint in Gumaca at 11 p.m. Saturday.
Galuz, who is the Secretary of the Bicol Regional Party Committee (BRPC), was arrested by virtue of warrants of arrest for the crimes of robbery in band with arson and double frustrated murder issued in Camarines Norte.
He is now under custody of Gumaca Police.
Meanwhile, at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, joint police and militry elements arrested NPA leader Sylvestre Layones, head of the Rodante Urtal Command and Executive Committee member of the BRPC, by virtue of a warrant of arrest for murder issued in Legazpi City, Albay. Also arrested with Layones was Christopher Edrinal, another BRPC ranking leader.
Layones and Edrinal were taken into custody by the police. PNA