Captured NPA leader, Jesus Guelas a.k.a. Gapa/Insoy. Photo courtesy by 903rd Brigade, PA

Captured NPA leader, Jesus Guelas a.k.a. Gapa/Insoy. Photo courtesy by 903rd Brigade, PA

Apo E Hapa and Aga D. Eduarte  

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Sorsogon  City, [03.28.15] – – A top NPA leader in Sorsogon was captured by joint AFP and PNP elements at 11:40  Friday morning (March 27) in Barangay Genablan Occidental, Matnog, Sorsogon a report said. during the conduct of an ongoing military operation in the barangay

903rd Brigade Commander Colonel Cesar M. Idio identified the NPA leader as Jesus Guelas a.k.a. Gapa/Insoy. “He is the top military commander of the NPA in Sorsogon and a member of the Bicol Regional Party Committee.

He is serving various warrants of arrests for multiple murders and rebellion charges,” he said.

A caliber .45 pistol and an Improvised Explosive Device [IED] with an estimated weight of 4-5 kilos were also recovered from his possession.

“Guelas  was transported via a Navy patrol gun boat from Matnog to Castilla, Sorsogon where he was turned over to the Sorsogon Provincial Police Office,” said Colonel Idio.

He is the second ranking Bicol NPA leader captured this year. On January 27, 2015, Reynaldo Hugo an NPA number two [2] in Bicol Region was captured earlier in Cabuyao, Laguna.