BUTUAN CITY – Authorities have arrested a top New People’s Army rebel leader in the province, the Surigao del Norte provincial police office (SDNPPO) reported Monday.
In a statement, SDNPPO identified the arrested rebel leader as Nenita Generalao Dolera, 31, the alleged secretary of NPA Guerrilla Front 19, Sub-Regional Committee Southland of the North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee.
“Dolera, who has three standing arrest warrants, was apprehended on Sept. 10 in Purok Bilang-Bilang, Barangay Taft, Surigao City,” the SDNPPO said.
Dolera has an arrest warrant for attempted murder issued on July 29, 2021, and another attempted murder case issued on Jan. 7, 2022 by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 40 in Tandag City in Surigao del Sur province.
She is also facing a frustrated murder case in an arrest warrant issued on July 22, 2021, by the RTC Branch 7 in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur.
Dolera was arrested by the combined forces of the intelligence division of the Police Regional Office in the Caraga Region, the SDNPPO, together with the Surigao City Police Station, the Philippine Coast Guard in Surigao del Norte, the 41st Military Intelligence Company, and the Army’s 401st Infantry Brigade.
The Communist Party of the Philippines-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
The National Democratic Front was also designated as a terrorist organization by the Anti-Terrorism Council on June 23, 2021, citing it as “an integral and inseparable part” of the CPP-NPA created in April 1973. (PNA)