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Arrest of ‘Dok’ Castro not case of red-tagging

Dr. Maria Natividad Castro (File photo)

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday stated the arrest of Dr. Maria Natividad Castro used to be now not a case of red-tagging, in conjunction with that lawful procedures had been followed by the authorities.

In a press briefing, Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles stated Castro used to be arrested according to a warrant issued by a Regional Trial Courtroom (RTC) for excessive unlawful detention and kidnapping.

“Also can (there is) particular crime that used to be the aim in the inspire of the warrant of arrest issued by the RTC court docket,” Nograles stated. “Hindi siya case ng (It’s now not) red-tagging.”

Nograles stated all guidelines enforcement authorities maintained that each and every correct kind protocols and procedures had been followed in piquant Castro.

“In the occasion that they didn’t accept as true with the findings ng (of) prosecutor, they additionally had correct kind therapies after that hanggang dumating na nga sa korte at finile at sinampa sa korte (till it used to be filed in court docket),” Nograles stated.

Castro used to be allegedly pondering about the felonious kidnapping of a member of the Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA), detained the sufferer in an unidentified location, and threatened him on Dec. 29, 2018, in Barangay Kolambungan, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur.

Meanwhile, the Western Visayas Regional Activity Power to Discontinuance Local Communist Armed Battle (RTF6-ELCAC) stated in station of condemning the arrest of a doctor, who has been identified as a Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) official, the extra essential subject is how even harmless civilians are being victimized by communist terrorist teams.

Prosecutor Flosemer Chris Gonzales, RTF 6-ELCAC spokesperson, stated Castro used to be nabbed in San Juan City on Friday morning on the muse of a obliging and judicially issued court docket warrant.

“It makes no incompatibility if she graduated high of her class from St. Scholastica’s College or the UP-PGH (College of the Philippines – Philippine Customary Health middle). Nor does it matter which awards she obtained. A scientific license and an exemplary tutorial myth attain now not grant anybody immunity from the guidelines,” Gonzales stated.

Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy, Nationwide Activity Power to Discontinuance Local Communist Armed Battle spokesperson for sectoral issues, stated Castro, alias Ka Yammy/Ka Ami/Dok, is now not a simple member of the CPP-Unusual Folks’s Military-Nationwide Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

“She is a Central Committee member of the CPP-NPA-NDF. She is additionally secretary fundamental of a terrorist front, Karapatan-Caraga that attorneys for NPA (rebels),” Badoy stated in an announcement.

Badoy stated Castro “is in the interior sanctum of this terrorist organization and is indubitably one of many manager architects of just a few of potentially the most irascible crimes dedicated on potentially the most helpless amongst us: human trafficking, recruitment, radicalization, kidnapping, smash, smash, terrorist financing, sexual abuse, child abuse, slavery, and heaps others. She is amongst potentially the most guilty”.

In a press convention on Monday, dilapidated CPP-NPA-NDF member Gleceria Balangiao, liaison officer of the Rural Missionary of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Bid, stated Castro is an appealing member, recruiter, coach and fundraiser of the communist organization.

Balangiao, alias Ka Inday, stated she in my opinion met Castro several times between 2006 and 2009 at some stage in meetings and trainings of NPA combatants on “first assist” treatment for wounded terrorists.

She stated she first met the girl doctor in Cagayan de Oro the save Castro works and affords trainings in community-based totally mostly areas controlled by the NPA.

Balangiao added that Castro is additionally into “recruiting health mavens” to be part of the terrorist motion as “medics”.

The CPP-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the US, European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Unusual Zealand, and the Philippines.

The Anti-Terrorism Council additionally formally designated the NDF as a terrorist organization on June 23, 2021, citing it as “an integral and inseparable fragment” of the CPP-NPA that used to be created in April 1973. (PNA)

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