PNP warns: 'Activism may cause rebellion'

BY THE STAR: The Philippine National Police (PNP) plans to hold dialogues with officials of 18 Metro Manila universities allegedly being used by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) to recruit students and gather support for the supposed Red October plot to oust President Duterte.
Director Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office chief, met with Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chairman Prospero de Vera III over the weekend to get some help in setting up the dialogues with either the presidents or leaders of the 18 universities and colleges.

The dialogue, Eleazar said, is important for the police to determine whether the communists are really recruiting students.

While stressing that it is fine for students to discuss activism or an ideology, he said it is a different situation when the talks are used to incite them to commit rebellion.

SOURCE: PNP officials meeting with heads of 18 schools; Non Alquitran (The Philippine Star) - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am; Read more at

Camp Crame sources have long said that Eleazar was bound to be the next NCRPO chief, though not as early as just 6 weeks after heading the regional police office in Southern Luzon. Eleazar belongs to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Hinirang Class of 1987, replacing his senior Director Camilo Cascolan. Cascolan is part of the PNP-ruling PMA Sinagtala Class of 1986, a 'mistah' of current top cop Albayalde.