Two ‘wanted’ rebels arrested

62nd IB photo

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Two alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who are wanted for murder and attempted murder charges were arrested by authorities at Sitio Mainit, Barangay Santol, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental last Sunday.

The Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion (IB) identified the suspects as Junjie Camanso alias “Junjie,” 30; and Judy Blazer alias “Judy,” 61, both residents of the said village.

They were both members of the NPA Yunit Militia (YM) operating in the area, according to the Army.

Camanso has an arrest warrant for attempted murder issued by Presiding Judge Walter Zorilla of the Regional Trial Court Branch 55 in Himamaylan City, dated September 28, 2019. The court recommended a P120,000 bail for his temporary liberty.

Blazer was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant with no bail recommended for murder issued by Acting Presiding Judge Edgardo Catilo of RTC Branch 55 in Himamaylan City, dated February 9, 2005.

Their apprehension was a product of a Joint Enhanced Military and Police Operation (JEMPO) led by Police Major Randy Babor, town police chief.

Both suspects are detained at Binalbagan Municipal Police Station.

The 62nd IB, in partnership with the police, vowed to continue its efforts in intensifying JEMPO against the remaining members of the NPA to sustain peace and development in Central Negros.