PNP nabs rebel in Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY --- A suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) Special Partisan Unit (SPARU) was nabbed at a police checkpoint on Christmas Day in Aroroy town in Masbate, a police report said.

Arrested was Junie Fabon, 20, alias Ka Ervin of Barangay Pobalcion Baleno town, a member of the NPA-SPARU under guerilla front Larangan 1` of the Eddie Rosero “Ka Star” command operating in Masbate province, said PMaj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib Bicol police spokesperson.

The suspect was arrested at around 2:30 PM Wednesday by members of 1st Police Mobile Force (PMFC) manning a checkpoint at barangay Bangon, Aroroy town.

While conducting body search on Fabon policemen found and seized from him a 45 caliber handgun.

Meanwhile hundreds of people joined on Thursday, Dec. 26 an indignation rally against CPP-NPA-NDF at the Albay Penaranda Park in this city sponsored by the Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).