First communist consultant rearrested
[SUNSTAR.PH] National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Rafael Baylosis was rearrested on Wednesday, January 31 during a joint operation in Quezon City.
Baylosis, a member of the NDFP Reciprocal Working Group on political and constitutional reforms, is the first NDFP consultant rearrested after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation of the peace talks with the communist rebels and the rearrest of their consultants.
Based on a report by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Baylosis was arrested around 3:45 p. m. Wednesday along with alleged NPA member Guillermo Roque at Aurora Boulevard corner Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.
Authorities allegedly recovered from them two calibre .45 pistols, 14 ammunition and two magazines.
NDFP negotiating panel legal counsel Edre Olalia said Baylosis is being held at the CIDG detention center in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
In a statement, the NDFP condemned what they claimed to be the “illegal arrest and detention” of Baylosis and Roque and demanded their immediate release.
“This illegal arrest and detention of NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis is a flagrant violation of the GRP-NDFP Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG, 1995),” said Luis Jalandoni, member of the NDFP National Executive Committee.
Posted by: Fred 2018-02-05