CATBALOGAN CITY -- The joint law enforcement operation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police led to the apprehension of Rosita Solayao Taboy alias Laling, in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on Friday, May 26.
Alias Laling is the former Secretary of Regional Organizational Department (ROD) and member of Executive Committee (EXECOM) of the Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee (EVRPC).
Alias Laling, also a staff of the National Finance Commission of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), was apprehended together with her party husband alias Beto, a demolition expert of the National Operations Command of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
Troops seized in their possession one caliber .45 pistol, one caliber .38 pistol, one commercial C4 bomb, blasting caps, assorted cellphones, laptop, and subversive documents.
Alias Laling and alias Beto are responsible for numerous atrocities committed in the Eastern Visayas region, including the burning of Smart Communications tower in Catbalogan City, Samar on January 6, 2000; the assassination of CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) Danilo Nuguit last September 27, 2006; and the ambush of military personnel that resulted in the death of 10 soldiers and a 9-year-old civilian named Joven Cabe on December 14, 2010.
In a statement, Major General Camilo Z Ligayo, the Commander of the 8th Infantry Division said the EVRPC’s downfall is now more evident as its top leaders are either captured, surrendered, or killed.
“The arrest of couple, alias Laling and alias Beto, is another victory for the combined efforts of PNP and AFP in pursuit of peace and security. This is a great development in attaining justice in honor of the victims of violence perpetrated by the CPP-NPA in Eastern Visayas,” Ligayo said.
The arrested personalities are facing multiple criminal cases and have a standing warrant of arrest for multiple murder issued by the Municipal Trial Court (MTC) of Basey, Samar on October 8, 1990; multiple frustrated murder issued by MTC of Paranas, Samar on July 11, 1995; and frustrated murder issued by MTC Branch 21 in Laoang, Northern Samar. (8ID, PA)