IN THE NEWS: After years of sowing fear and terror, high ranking Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) member Evangeline Rapanut also known as Chat/Ines was arrested by combined forces of the AFP and PNP in Greenwood Heights Subdivision, Brgy Paliparan 1, Dasmariñas City, Cavite today, May 31, 2022.
Rapanut was served with Warrants of Arrest for the crimes of Murder and Frustrated Murder she and her cohorts committed in Cagayan Valley region.
Evangeline RAPANUT @Chat/Ines was the former Secretary of Komiteng Rehiyon- Cagayan Valley (KR-CV), and a current CPP Central Committee member; 2nd Deputy Secretary for Organization and Deputy Secretary, National Education Department (NED) of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
Rapanut has been in the underground movement since the 1970s until she became a full-time NPA member in the mid-1970s. Randy Belen TAMAYO @Deng, communication staff of the National Education Department of the CPP-NPA-NDF was also arrested during the conduct of the said law enforcement operation.
Rapanut is responsible for mass orientations to radicalize especially the youth, students, and vulnerable sectors such as indigenous people, trade unions, urban poor, and farmers purposely to recruit additional political and military cadres in support of the recovery of Komiteng Probinsya (KOMPROB) Batangas under Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee (STRPC) and expansion into parts of Cavite and Central Quezon as the center of manufacturing and industrial establishments in Southern Tagalog.