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Wednesday, December 07, 2005


DOJ charges Joma with 
2001 Aguinaldo murder

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 Liwanag. 

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.



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