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10 share AFP's P19.25-M reward for capture of 10 most wanted NPA, ASG members

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10 share AFP's P19.25-M reward for capture of 10 most wanted NPA, ASG members

By: Jaime Sinapit,
August 13, 2013 6:32 AM

AFP chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista hands over the reward money to one of the 10 tipsters, who shared a total amount of P19.25 million for giving the military vital information that led to the arrest of NPA personalities and Abu Sayyaf terrorists, in simple rites at Camp Aquinaldo in Quezon City on August 12, 2013. (Jaime Sinapit/
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MANILA, Philippines - Ten informants shared a total amount of P19.5 million as reward from the military for their contribution in the neutralization of some personalities of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista gave the reward to the informants in simple rites at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Monday.

Bautista said the tipsters were responsible for giving “vital information” that led to the arrest of ten most wanted terrorists and rebel leaders recently.

On top of the arrested personalities was Danilo Benjamin Mendoza alias Rolly Panesa, an alleged NPA leader who has a P5.6-million bounty on his head.

The military said Mendoza was Secretary of Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee and a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-NPA-National democratic Front Central Committee. He was arrested last year in Quezon City.

The other rebels who were arrested were Felimon Mendrez alias “Tatay” (P5.25 million); Jesus Abetria alias “Puti” (P2.5 million); Allie Tafalla alias “Maco” (P750,000), and Alvin Orpiada alias “Bong” (P550,000).

Unfortunately, Teofila Buralo alias “TimTim” (P1.2 million) was killed during an encounter while Lawina Salibulan alias “Wendy” (P1.2 million) surrendered.

The captured ASG personalities include Abdurasad Musad alias “Mokeh” (P1 million), Jaid Jawalon alias “Jaid” (P600,000), and bomber Daud M. Rahim alias “Rahim Omar” (P600,000).

Currently, a total of 227 ASG personalities and 276 NPA members have been included in the DND-DILG Joint Orders on Reward or rewards list.

“A total of P140.20 million had been given to informants for the neutralization of 115 ASG personalities from 2001 up to the present, and P65.73 million for the capture of 50 NPAs from 2006 up to the present,” the military said.