Police file charges against NDFP consultant Vic Ladlad

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) — Charges have been filed against National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace process consultant Vic Ladlad and two others.

In a statement, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Joselito Esquivel said that the district has filed charges of unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives at the Office of the City Prosecutor on November 9.

“During the search which was witnessed by Brgy. San Bartolome Officials and President of Doña Tomasa Home Owners Association, several high-powered firearms, assorted ammunition, hand grenades and subversive documents were seized,” the statement read on the search and arrest conducted that led to the rest of Ladlad, Ablerto Villamor and Virginia Villamor.

Esquivel said that the suspects will remain in the custody of the QCPD.

“As far as the suspects are concerned, they shall remain in custody of the QCPD until an order coming from the court says otherwise.  With the filing of charges against them, they shall have their days in court to prove their innocence,” he said in a statement.

Malacanang had previously defended the arrest of Ladlad despite the lack of warrant, alleging that he is also guilty of the crime of rebellion.

“The crime of rebellion is a continuing crime and therefore no warrant of arrest is needed for that,” said Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo Thursday.

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