A REGIONAL leader of a communist terrorist group operating with his comrade on Panay Island died in a shootout between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the Providence Subdivision, Barangay Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo, in May 28, 2021. The military identified the subject of the operation as Reynaldo Bocala alias Bading, head of the regional finance bureau, Komiteng Rehiyon-Panay (KR-P) and husband of Maria Concepcion “Concha” Araneta, deputy secretary of the Communist Section of the Filipino-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) KR-P.

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Bocala was killed Friday night while rebellious against authorities serving four arrest warrants against him. This also resulted in the death of his companion named Welly Epago Arguelles of Barangay North Baluarte Molo, the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division reported that said area consisted of two .45 caliber pistols, a laptop and five cell phones. Bocala was accused of robbery in the band with frustrated murder and property damage using motor vehicles and unlicensed firearms issued by Judge Susan Medina-Alcantara of the 15th Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) in Guimbal, Iloilo, on July 12, 2004, with a deposit of 200,000 pesetas. He was also the subject of a grievous bodily harm arrest warrant issued by Judge Teodulo A. Colada of the Regional Court (RTC) Branch 67, Guimbal, Iloilo, on February 4, 2005, on bail of pesetas 180,000. Bocala was also charged with violating Presidential Decree 1744 or destructive arson repaired by Republic Act 7659 issued by Honorable Teodulo A. Colada of RTC Branch 67, Guimbal, Iloilo on February 21, 2005 with no recommended bail. He was also charged with Judge Ma’s murder. Monina Misajon of MCTC Judge, Antique Province, dated April 16, 1990 with no recommended deposit. Bocala was the former tax officer of Kilusang Rehiyon Panay; former Deputy Secretary of the Southern Front Committee (SFC), Panay Regional Party Committee (PRPC); former secretary of SFC, PRPC; former head of PRPC’s regional operations department; and former secretary of the PRPC in 2001. Major General Eric Vinoya, commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, said the death of one of the senior CPP-NPA officials demonstrated that the law’s long arms will always prevail to meet justice who violated it. Bocala’s death is also a “big leap” in the government’s counterinsurgency campaign, as Bocala’s death will further crack the CPP-NPA in Panay after the continued decline of leaders. “Bocala is a notorious terrorist, hence his death. This is a victory not only for the government law enforcement agencies, but also for the people of Panay who have suffered greatly from the atrocities of the communist terrorists. This is justice for all victims of their atrocities.” and criminal activity, “said Vinoya.” With our colleagues from the PNP, your army will fight the insurgents more aggressively until the last terrorist is brought to justice. The Panayanons deserve to live peacefully, away from extortion, intimidation and terrorist activity of the CPP-NPAs, “Vinoya added.

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