CRIMINAL CASES FILED AGAINST ARRESTED TOP
RANKING NPA LEADER IN CAGAYAN VALLEY
Camp Melchor F dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela, A Top ranking NPA
leader identified as NEL VILLANUEVA, AKA MYRNA was arrested by virtue of
existing Warrant of Arrest issued by Regional Trial Court (Branch 3)
Tuguegarao City for “Murder” in Criminal Case Nr 9915.
VILLANUEVA was arrested last 22 March this year at about 8:00 o'clock in
the evening at Barangay Kaugingan, Pamplona, Cagayan by combined
elements of CIDG- Region 02 and 17th Infantry Battalion of the 5th
Infantry Division, Philippine Army with the help of a former NPA member
who identified her. When arrested, she was likewise found to be in
possession of two (2) improvised hand grenades.
On the basis of this discovery, the Army's 17th Infantry Battalion,
together with CIDG-Region 02, PNP Cagayan and PPO Region 2 immediately
conducted case build-up and presented the accused for inquest before the
Cagayan Provincial Prosecutor's Office, that immediately found probable
cause against the accused and recommended filing of cases in court.
The following cases were filed by the said government security forces
against NEL VILLANUEVA before RTC Sanchez, Mira, Cagayan:
a. Criminal Case Nr 3384 for "Illegal Possession of Explosives with bail
b. Criminal Case Nr 3385 for "Violation of Omnibus Election Code" with
bail at P20,000.00.
Aside from the foregoing new cases, VILLANUEVA was likewise committed
for detention at BJMP Tuguegarao City by order of RTC (Branch 3)
Tuguegarao City in Criminal Case Nr 9915 where "No Bail" was
Revealing about the personality of NEL VILLANUEVA and her illegal
activities of the Communist Terrorist Movement (CTM) as an outlawed
organization, she is the 2nd Deputy Secretary of the Kilusang
Rehiyon-Hilagang Silangang Luzon (Formerly Cagayan Valley Regional Party
Committee). At the time, she also the Head of the Regional White Area
Committee and she stands as the number 3 in the hierarchy of Communist
Terrorist in the Region with CT Evangelyn Rapanut still as the Number 1.
As the Head of Regional White Area Committee, she provides direction and
control on the activities of certain CPP/NPA legal fronts on how they
can agitate, organize mobilize people in urban centers and countrysides.
She is also responsible in facilitating the recruitment of students,
peasants and fisherfolks.
To sustain the underground movement operation of the CTM, AKA MYRNA is
in charge of soliciting fund support from International cause-oriented
organizations. The CT's modus operandi is to present indigenous people's
plight through multi-media using legal fronts. These International
organizations would then send donations in millions of dollars through
bank accounts of the CTM legal fronts as conduit . Only a portion is
used by the NPA health workers in their "Medical Missions" and the rest
is used to support the clandestine operations of the CPP/NPP/NDF.
The CPP/NPA/NDF is taking advantage this election fever which NEL
VILLANUEVA is the Kilusang Rehiyon - Hilagang Silangan, Luzon's
point-man in their "Permit to Campaign Fund raising. She provides NPAs
clandestinely operating in different provinces a list of how much (in
cash or in-kind being collected from local or national political
candidates. She is also in charge of composing letters and computing the
amount expected from politicians and businessmen. However, all money
collections made are then deposited in her bank account.
The AFP particularly the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army is
serious in its role of ensuring an honest, orderly and peaceful
election. Part of its task is to ensure the safety and protection of
every political candidates duly recognized by COMELEC in their campaign
sorties especially in NPA - Threaten Area. It is lamentable, however,
that permit to campaign (PTC) is unfair for political candidates who
could not afford to pay the NPA’s demands.
So the relentless efforts of the government security forces from the 5th
Infantry Division is to cut-off the head of the extortion machinery of
the Communist Terrorist Movement (CTM) in the Region by targeting NEL
VILLANUEVA. With the help and support of concerned citizens and affected
local politicians whose names are withheld, she was finally apprehended.
With this, political candidates are warned that crime groups might take
advantage of PTC scheme and pose them selves as NPA's and try to extort
money. Those candidates who are victims are encourage to report to
government authorities any extortion attempts. And they are also aware
on the existence of a COMELEC resolution disqualifying any candidate or
party who is/are proven to be contributing to the CTM cause through
payment of PTC.
Further, NEL VILLANUEVA has been using various aliases which include
JELLY VILLANUEVA/ALFIE/RON/CALOY/JULES/EMMET/MYRNA CRUZ and MYRNA
ABRAHAM, among others. Practically, they used their anonymities as their
prime defense against legal cases filed against the CT's. The strength
of the cases filed against them at present, have strong evidences. To
the criminal cases filed against VILLANUEVA, regardless of whatever name
she presents herself, witnesses are adamant in their testimonies that
AKA MYRNA /NEL/ABRAHAM is the same person captured and presently
detained at BJMP Tuguegarao City by virtue of warrant of arrest issued
by the Court.