By Jomar Canlas, Reporter
CPP-NPA leader Jose Maria Sison will be facing
murder charges to be preferred by Chief State Prosecutor Jovencito
Zuño on orders issued Tuesday by Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales.
Gonzalez wrote a three-page resolution directing
Zuño to include Sison in an amended information on the
ambush-killing of Rep. Rodolfo Aguinaldo of Cagayan at 7:15 p.m. on
June 12, 2001.
The resolution orders Zuño to file two counts
of murder and one count of frustrated murder against Sison with the
Tuguegarao Regional Trial Court.
Killed with Aguinaldo was his bodyguard, PO1
Joey Garo. Amelia Soriano, Aguinaldo’s aide, sustained
multiple gunshot wounds but survived.
Gonzalez’s directive states the aliases the
authorities have tagged on Sison–Joma, Amado Guerrero and Armando
Sison, believed to be the founder of the Maoist
Communist Party of the Philippines, is living in Utrecht,
Netherlands. Gonzalez and most government and military top
officials believe Sison runs the Communist Party and the National
Democratic Front from Utrecht.
Gonzalez also directed Zuño “to report the
action taken within ten days” of receipt of the DOJ resolution.
The original information filed by the justice
department with the Tuguegarao RTC named suspected NPA members
Victor Servidores, Evangeline Rapanut, Wilfredo Valencia, Victorio
Tesorio, Manuel Columbano, Santiago Dolarte and Randy Malayao.