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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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RPA side sought on
ransacking claim


The leadership of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade has been asked to respond to allegations that its members are responsible for the series of ransacking of game fowl farms in Murcia, Negros Occidental.

Jose Ma. Valencia, chief of staff of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., yesterday said he will confer with RPA-ABB national commander Carapali Lualhati to verify the claims.

Esteban Coscolluela, one of the victims, slammed the Murcia police for its failure to solve the ransacking incidents, where the armed group behind it, had stolen more than 100 fighting cocks, since June last year.

In an open letter to Marañon and other police and local government officials, Coscolluela said the armed suspects recently entered his game fowl farm in Brgy. Blumentritt, Murcia, took 19 fighting cocks, with a market value of P12,000 each, and shot his breeding partner, Bobsy Silverio.

Senior Supt. Allan Guisihan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, ordered the Murcia police to investigate the reports.

Coscolluela, a former mayor of Murcia, claimed that his game fowl farm, which is about five minutes drive from the town proper, had been entered six times by the robbers, since June.

He added that the armed men also entered the gamefowl farms of Bingbong Coscolluela, Tuting Amarra, Arturo Parreño and other backyard breeders in Brgy. Blumentritt, all in Murcia.

Valencia, who forwarded the open letter of Coscolluela to Marañon, said there are also reports that there are RPA-ABB members, serving as watchmen of the game fowl farms.*GPB




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