REGIONAL Trial Court Branch 10 Judge Retrina Fuentes will hear the charges against the a reported NPA rebel who was arrested for allegedly carrying an improvised bomb at a checkpoint in Barangay Sirawan around 6 p.m. of Good Friday.
Fuentes got the case of Roy “Steve” Bulat-Ag Moreno, 22, resident of Sinsuat Street, Kidapawan City, during the regular raffling of cases at the Office of the Clerk of Court (OCC).
Moreno was charged with Republic Act 9516 (“Illegal Possession of Explosives”) and violation of the Commission on Election (Comelec) gun ban
Based on the police report, Moreno was riding a tricycle from Barangay Catigan and was told to get down together with van and bus passengers. Personnel of the Task Force Davao reportedly noticed explosives hidden in his backpack.
Moreno allegedly admitted that he was carrying the IEDs allegedly upon orders of the New People’s Army (NPA).
According to Moreno, Kumander Bobby of the New People’s Army Front 54 was the one who ordered him to carry the backpack to Barangay Toril, then somebody would accompany him and deliver the IEDs to Barangay Tamayong.