Thu. Apr 25th, 2024
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    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted two alleged members of the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) on charges related to terrorism financing.

    Leonor Taguinod Dumlao and Valentin Cruz Tolentino are accused of violating Section 8 of R.A. No. 10168, known as “The Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012” (TFPSA).

    Based on information from the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG), the accused were found in possession of firearms, ammunition, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), IED components, and a significant sum of money.

    Further investigation revealed their involvement in demanding money from various entities under the guise of “revolutionary taxes.”

    They were also linked to the creation of the National Economic Striking Force (NESF) of the CPP/NPA.

    Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Boying Remulla emphasized the commitment to fight terrorism and ensure accountability: “We will never let even an inch of terrorism’s tyranny sow fear among our citizens. If proven guilty, we will not let them go unpunished.”


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