Law sought to prevent rebels from posting bail

BACOLOD CITY – There should be a special law to prevent members of an organized crime group such as the New People’s Army from posting bail, a Philippine Army official said.
Col. Oscar Lactao, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade based in Murcia, Negros Occidental, made the statement after two NPA leaders who were arrested recently posted bail for their provisional liberty.

“These rebel leaders go back to the armed struggle and kill their fellow Negrenses again,” he said.

Hernando “Adoy” Llorente and his wife, Faith Roseen “Bea” Basergo, who are facing robbery-in-band charges, were released from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology detention in Sagay City after posting a bail of P40,000 each. The case was filed by Rogelio Posadas for the raid of the Sarrosa fishpond in Bulanon village, Sagay City last year.

Romeo Nanta, head of the NPA Regional Operations Command of Western Visayas, was arrested last November in Cadiz City but was released from prison in February after posting bail. He has been monitored to have joined the NPA movement again, the military said. — NLG

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