Nabbed CPP leader, CHEd chief’s sister

Unknown to many, a high-ranking Communist Party of the Philippines leader arrested in Quezon City last Wednesday is the sister of Commission on Higher Education chairperson J. Prospero E. de Vera.

De Vera, in a statement Friday, said he has not seen Adora Faye nor has spoken to her for more than 25 years since she decided to rejoin the underground movement.

Adora, who is listed as among Iloilo’s most wanted for 16 years, was arrested along Maalalahanin Street, Teacher’s Village East at around 2:40 p.m. by personnel of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office, Calinog police station, and Regional Intelligence Division 6 based on arrest warrants for unbailable multiple murders with the use of explosive, and multiple frustrated murders, signed by Judge Guilljie Delfin Lim of the Regional Trial Court Branch 22, Iloilo City on 10 March 2006.

“As a sibling, I hope and pray for her safety and good health in detention as she faces the cases filed against her. I do not share her views nor support her actions,” the CHEd chair said.

Adora Faye alias Boying/Ato/Vida, a resident of Barangay Roosevelt, Tapaz, Capiz, is head of the CPP’s Pambansang Kawanihan sa Edukasyon.

“I fully support the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. in its efforts to end the communist insurgency that has destroyed so many lives and property. I will let the law take its course in resolving the charges against her,” the statement read.

According to Major Dadjie Delima, chief of Calinog town in Iloilo, the crimes were committed in the same town sometime in 2005.

Adora is a former staff of the CPP general command, former deputy secretary of KR-Panay, and former Secretary of the CPP Central Front, is the wife of Jessie Lipura, also a member of the CPP Central Committee.

A graduate of Philippine Science High School, she spent a year in college at the University of the Philippines Diliman before joining the communist group in 1973.

She was first married to a New People’s Army comrade Romulo Jallores of the Bicol Regional NPA Command, now named after the latter.

With Neil Alcober

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