Camp Gen. Simeon Ola, headquarters of the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5) (PNA file photo)

LEGAZPI CITY – A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) facing murder charge was nabbed during a manhunt operation conducted by operatives of the Police Regional Office-Bicol (PRO5) in Parañaque City on Tuesday, a police report said.

In an interview on Wednesday, Lt. Col. Malu Calubaquib, PRO5 spokesperson, identified the suspect as Ferdinand Nolasco, 42, an active NPA member belonging to Platoon 3, Komite ng Probinsya 3 of the Albay Bicol Regional Party Committee (BRPC).

"He is being indicted with the crime of murder with no bail recommended issued by the court," she said.

Calubaquib said Nolasco was tracked down after the conduct of surveillance and intelligence operations starting in April.

He was finally arrested around 5:20 p.m. in Barangay San Dionisio after the service of a warrant of arrest by joint personnel of the different units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army (PA).

"The accused is now under the custody of Guinobatan Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and documentation. Heeding the call for peace and order, PRO5 is strongly determined to put behind bars offenders in order to curb lawlessness and criminality with the help of the communities and other stakeholders in the region," Calubaquib said. (PNA)