WANTED TEACHER. Rosanilla B. Consad alias Lai, a public school assistant principal belonging to an underground group of revolutionary teachers, Katipunan ng Gurong Makabayan (KAGUMA), was arrested for attempted homicide in Butuan City on March 17. (PRO-13 PIO photo

MANILA – A public school assistant principal belonging to an underground group of revolutionary teachers, Katipunan ng Gurong Makabayan (KAGUMA), who is wanted for attempted homicide, was arrested in Butuan City on Wednesday.

Brig. Gen Romeo M. Caramat, Jr., Police Regional Office 13 (PRO-13) Director, identified the arrested teacher as Rosanilla B. Consad alias Lai, 54, resident of Diamond St., B6, L22, Rosewood Plains Subd., Phase 2, Brgy. Villa Kananga, Butuan City.

Consad, who is assistant principal of San Vicente National High School in Butuan City, was arrested along Montilla Blvd., Brgy. Rajah Humabon, Butuan City at around 4:30 p.m. based on an arrest warrant issued by the 10th Judicial Region, Municipal Circuit Trial Court, Tubay-Santiago, Agusan del Norte on March 15.

Joint troops from the Regional Intelligence Division 13, Regional Intelligence Unit 13, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) 10, Butuan City Police Station 1, and Armed Forces of the Philippines implemented the arrest of Consad for the shooting of Private First Corporal Junrel Cornelio and CAFGU Active Auxiliary Emiliano Sajol, Jr.

Cornelio and Sajol, both members of the Army’s 29th Infantry Battalion, were shot while conducting combat patrol operation in Sitio Manhupaw, Brgy. Poblacion 2, Santiago, Agusan del Norte on Nov. 21, 2020.

Ang kanyang pagkahuli ay magbibigay hustisya sa mga kawal ng pamahalaan na patuloy na ibinibuwis ang sariling seguridad at kaligtasan sa ngalan ng kapayapaan (The arrest of Consad gives justice to the two wounded troopers and all soldiers who continue to risk their lives for peace),” Caramat said.

Aside from being a member of Kaguma – a revolutionary group that is part of the National Democratic Front (NDF), Consad is reportedly the head of the Regional Urban Committee (RUC), Regional White Area Committee (RWAC), Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC).

She is listed as top 18 in the Caraga police’ communist terrorist group (CTG) priority targets.

Reports said she is a member of General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership, and Action (GABRIELA) and participated in protest actions in Butuan City during the 47th Martial Law commemoration on Sept. 20, 2019, and Labor Day celebration on May 1, 2019.

Allegedly involved in the recruitment of youths and students into the communist group., Consad is said to be an urban party committee member of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) – NDF in Caraga Region.

He said the leadership of PRO-13 laments that a teacher who is supposed to mold the strong foundation of students is herself involved in terroristic activities.

Ito na ang magiging hudyat sa humihinang puwersa ng CPP-NPA-NDF na tigilan na ang panloloko, pang-aabuso sa karapatang pantao, at paggawa ng krimen sapagkat darating ang tamang panahon na mananagot din sila sa kamao ng batas (This signals the weakening force of the CPP-NPA-NDF and end of exploitation, violation of human rights, and criminal activities because the right time will come for them to be held accountable to the law),” he added.

The CPP-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

With the growing support of the community, Caramat said the days of communists wanted for various crimes in the region are numbered.

The Philippine National Police in Caraga, in collaboration with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, will continue to step-up efforts against insurgency and terrorism in support of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, he added. (PNA)