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Manero’s group declares war vs NPA

05/15/2008 | 05:35 AM

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - The group of convicted priest killer Norberto Manero, alias Commander Bukay, has declared war against the New People's Army (NPA), saying its members are ready to abduct allies and key personalities of the rebel group anytime soon.

A source who requested anonymity for fear of his life said a war would erupt if the rebel group will not release "Manong Jose Manero."

"Magkagubot gyud kay amo pud og panguhaon ang ilang mga alyado (There will be chaos because we will abduct their allies as well)," the source said through a phone interview Wednesday morning.

Armed men believed to be led by rebel leader Leoncio Pitao alias Kumander Parago abducted Jose Manero last Sunday morning.

Also abducted were Rafael Lorenzo, one of the owners of the Lorenzo Group of Companies and whom the rebel group referred to as a despotic landlord and anti-labor banana magnate, and a certain Froilan Labrado at the Lorenzo estate in Calinan, Davao City.

Lorenzo and Labrado, however, were released later that day.

Attention to the 10th Infantry Division Army commander, Task Force Davao Commander, DCPO, PNP Region 11, and to Mayor Duterte
: Where you or your men sleeping on the job? Davao's security has a hole..Come on..please do your job. Davao City is a peaceful place and we don't want these rebels (NPA,MILF) to be inside Davao..Please do your job and remove them...


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