Sunday, July 24, 2011

NPA Frees Man Unjustly Convicted by a Philippine Court; 4 BJMP Officers Held for Questioning

NPA Frees Man Unjustly Convicted by a Philippine Court;
4 BJMP Officers Held for Questioning*

Isabel Santiago
Herminio Alfonso Command,
NPA-Southern Mindanao
21 July 2011

At 4:00 this morning, the Herminio Alfonso Command-Guerilla Front 53 Operations Command (HAC-GF53OC) of the New People's Army in Southern Mindanao has caused the release of Dennis Rodenas as he was being escorted by personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Ozamis City on their way to the Davao Penal Colony (DAPECOL).

Dennis Rodenas, like many Filipinos, is a victim of the unjust Philippine judicial system. He was arbitrarily convicted by a Government of the Philippines court based on patently false and fabricated charges which were anchored on evidence planted by the Philippine Army-AFP. He was being transported to the DAPECOL to begin his unjust life sentence.

He was intercepted when a BJMP vehicle (plate number SKC 786), carrying him and seven (7) other inmates and eleven (11) BJMP-Ozamis personnel, was stopped at an NPA checkpoint in Maluos, Brgy. Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon.

Two officers of the Philippine National Police (both graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy or PNPA) and assigned at the BJMP and two other BJMP-Ozamis City jail officers were held and taken for questioning. They are Jail Inspector Murphy B. Todyog (PNPA Class 2008), Jail Inspector Eric D. Llamasares (jail warden, PNPA Class 2007), Special Jail Officer 2 Rogelio E. Begontes and Jail Officer 1 Rolando D. Bajuyo Jr. The rest of the BJMP personnel and inmates proceeded to their direction.

Ten (10) firearms -- 4 Armalite rifles and 6 pistols -- were seized.

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