Top local Maoist ‘amazon’ falls

Top local Maoist ‘amazon’ falls

By Junex Doronio
August 27, 2022

MANILA — Stressing that he fully supports the efforts of the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to crush the 53-year-old armed rebellion, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chairman Prospero “Popoy” de Vera on Friday confirmed the arrest of his older sister who he has neither seen nor spoken to for more than 25 years.

“I fully support the administration of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. in its efforts to end the communist insurgency that has destroyed so many lives and property,” De Vera said in reaction to the reported arrest of his sister Faye de Vera, believed to be a high-ranking officer of Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

The CHEd chief, however, said he is praying for the safety and good health of his older sister.

On Friday, August 26, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. revealed that Faye was cornered by authorities on Tuesday, August 23, at 2:40 p.m. in Quezon City by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Guilljie Delfin Lim of the Iloilo City Regional Trial Court Branch 22.

“I am pleased to announce the capture of another ranking officer of the communist terrorist group operation in Western Visayas, who is wanted by the court to stand trial for the crime of multiple murder,” Azurin said.

The PNP chief said Faye is the subject of a warrant of arrest without bail for multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder with the use of explosives, particularly anti-personnel land mines that have been outlawed by the international convention on warfare.

She is also accused in a separate criminal case for rebellion.

Azurin furthered bared that police records identified Faye as a staff officer of the general command of the CPP-NPA-NDF and secretary of the central front of the CPP-NPA regional committee in Panay.

Faye is also reportedly the party wife of CPP-NPA central committee member Jessie Lacura, alias Ren.

Ironically, for 53 long years Maoist ideologues, particularly NPA combatants, have endured hardships and persisted with their “protracted armed struggle” copied from the Chinese revolution led by Mao Zedong.

They were hoping to supplant the democratic government with a “revolutionary coalition government” under a single party, while the CPP founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison is reportedly living comfortably in The Netherlands for 35 years since 1987 after he was released from detention by then President Cory Aquino. (ai/mtvn)

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