AFP tracking down 21 NDF consultants

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday said that efforts are underway to locate the 21 National Democratic Front (NDF) consultants temporarily released for the purposes of the peace talks.

AFP Public Affairs Office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo, said that so far, they don’t have any information on the whereabouts of the NDF consultants or if they already went into hiding.

“So far we don’t have any information on their location but we are awaiting for any specific guidance if there is a need for them to be re-arrested based on the order of, the order of our courts,” Arevalo said.

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza earlier said there are 21  NDF consultants released for the purposes of the peace talks.

Among those granted safe conduct passes for the peace talks are Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, Adelberto Silva, Alfredo Mapano, Tirso Alcantara, Pedro Codaste, Porferio Tuna, Concha Araneta Bocala, Ernesto Lorenza, Eduardo Ganelsa, Ariel Arbitrario, Runel Saluta, Jaime Solidad, Keneddy Bangibang and Alan Jazmines.