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Police probes authenticity of NPA letters against Cojuangco’s bets

BACOLOD CITY, April 29 — Policemen of Moises Padilla Police Station in Negros Occidental vowed to investigate the authenticity of 11 letters allegedly sent by New People’s Army against the candidates supported by Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.

This is according to mayoralty candidate Ella Garcia of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in Moises Padilla and Agustin “Nene” Grande, one of the addressee and barangay kagawad of Poblacion 1 of the said town.

The two said the letters allegedly came from NPA Secretary JB Regalado of Kilusang Larangan Central Negros (KLCN) Kilusang Larangan Negros (KR-N) of Leonardo Panaligan Command and were sent via mail.

The letters contain warning not to vote for the candidates supported by Cojuangco and other prominent political clans in the province.

These include the Peña brothers, Atty. Magdelino and Bonifacio Pena; and Abello, Montilla, Luvena, Lacson, Garcia, Montelibano families.

The letter specified that Kilusang Rebulosyonario Negros in Central Negros is against, and not supporting the candidacy of Isabela mayoralty candidate Enrique ‘Quito’ Montilla and his vice mayor; mayoralty candidate Dr. Enrico Elumba and his vice mayor for La Castellana; Ella Garica Yulo and vice mayoralty candidate; Inday Cardenas of Canlaon City, Negros Oriental and Guihulngan, Negros Oriental mayoralty candidate Guido Reyes and his Vice Mayor.

But the two officials doubt the authenticity of the letters since it bear no logo of communist group.

They also doubted the signature of JB Regalado in a red pen after asking known sympathizers of the NPA in the locality.

Each letter also bears control number and mailed from Himamaylan City April 12 and received by them April 18.

All addressees also echoed the same sentiments and suspects that it came from the other camp of candidates that are behind the said letters.

They believed that it came from the political opponents of the mentioned candidates.

Grande said the letters are now in the hands of the police who assured them to trace the the origin of the letters. (PNA)

CTB/JAN/CMG

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