Continued vigilance is called for as intelligence reports had it that a top New People’s Army (NPA) leader now in command of the operation in Negros had been monitored to have entered Bohol and Cebu.
Domingo Compoc, a 52-year-old native of barangay Dagohoy in Bilar, who is now leading the NPA in Negros has three standing warrants of arrests for murder and rebellion.
The government has posted a reward of P2.6 million for his capture, dead or alive.
According to intelligence information, Compoc is also known for the aliases – Eloy, Bords, Laloy, Dadong, Anoy, Teloy, and Cobra.
The public is also alerted of the new aliases he uses – Laser and Journey.
Compoc has three standing warrants of arrests – one is for the charge of murder and direct assault (against a person in authority) issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 1 in Tagbilaran City dated November 8,1988.
The two other standing warrants of arrest are for charges of rebellion, both filed before RTC Branch 63 in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.
One of them is dated August 6, 2009 and another was dated June 9, 2011.
Concerned citizens who have information on the whereabouts of Compoc are advised to contact 0905-455-1543.
Compoc is of medium build and has deformity in the left arm, 5’4” tall and with brown complexion, black eyes, and with gray hair.
He would often sport a black jacket and fatigue army cap.
Compoc and his wife, Marilyn Badayos- -a native of Cebu, have been tagged as NPA commanders in Negros Oriental.
The Compoc couple had reportedly been in command of the Negros operation of NPA for around hald a decade already.
Their leadership, though, had been marred by the surrender of a number of NPA members about two years ago.
In 2007, Compoc was reportedly wounded in an encounter with government troops at such time when the Communist Party of the Philippines-NPA-National Democratic Front (CNN) had been struggling to regain their stronghold in Bohol.
He was known then as Jeng or Cobra for aliases whose participation as key rebel leader in the encounter against the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion at that time was confirmed based on the etching of his aliases on the armalite magazine recovered after the clash.
He was initially suspected to have been killed in the skirmish until later monitored to be still active in various activities of the NPA.
The Philippine Army suffered heavy casualties in the 2007 clash in Bohol.
Compoc later rose in the ranks of the NPA to the extent that his notoriety placed him in the list of eight most wanted criminals in the country.
However, he had proven to be elusive even with the P2.6-million bounty on his head after several murders in Bohol had been attributed to his design.
He had been associated with Komiteng Rehiyon Sentral Bisayas-Southeast Front (KRSB-SEF) of the NPA operating in southern Negros that has also figured in the northern part, stirring Guihulngan City clashes in northern Negros Oriental.
Meanwhile, the AFP closes the two-day reserve convention here today that covered ROTC Summit, senior leaders conference, disaster risk reduction response simulation exercises, pass-in review, and trainings of reservists from both the students and professionals.
This answers the queries on the noticeable presence of a number of individuals wearing fatigue uniforms.
So far, there has been no order yet to place Bohol under heightened alert, except that the public is called for continued vigilance.