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ANAD hails arrest of Alcantara and Codaste

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The ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD) Partylist hailed the arrest of Tirso Alcantara aka Bart, a member of the Maoist terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF’s Central Committee and of the NPA’s Military Commission in the evening of Tuesday (January 4, 2011) in Barangay Ibabang Iyam, Lucena City.

“This shows that the military and the police are true to their commitment to uphold the rule of law. This also shows that finally the claws of justice have finally caught up on Alcantara who has 23 standing warrants of arrests issued by the courts,” said ANAD Rep. Jun Alcover.

On the other hand, ANAD cautioned government that the Maoist terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF would raise the arrest of Alcantara and Pedro Codaste, aka Gonyong, Secretary of the terrorists North Central Mindanao Regional Committee in Mindanao, last December 2010, during the informal talks between the Maoist terrorist group and the government panel in Oslo, Norway this coming January 14.

“This is definite. Surely, they will raise the issue on the arrest of Alcantara and Codaste, also a member of the NPA’s Military Commission, and seek their release in the spirit of cordiality and goodwill. Knowing the ability and skill of the Maoist terrorists to twit public opinion and pressure government, ANAD is challenging the administration of President Aquino III to be true to its sworn oath and duty to uphold the rule of law and the judicial system of the country,” Rep. Alcover explained. “Let us not do a repeat of the mistakes and improprieties attendant to President Aquino’s order freeing the Morong 43,” he added.

“Practically, the arrest of Alcantara and Codaste plus the surrender of 14 NPA members to the folds of government, are big blows against the Maoist terrorist movement in the country,” Rep. Alcover pointed out even as he warned against the recurrence of that sweeping purges among its ranks, in the near future.

“This is not remote because the so-called ‘purges’, during the late l980’s to the early years of the l990’s, was triggered by the arrest of many top leaders of the Maoist organization, by government security forces, and the CPP leadership’s suspicion of government ‘moles’ within their structure,” Rep. Alcover explained.

“What worries us is the penchant of the Maoist terrorist organization to blame government for these killings, when they are the ones’ responsible for these. Government and the military should be warned against this,” Rep. Alcover said.-30-Rey Salas, ANAD National Spokesman.

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