NPA PRISONER ARMY MAJOR BUAN JOINS HIS CAPTORS?
Legaspi City, March 10, 2001 -- Army Major Noel Buan, a "prisoner of war" of the communist New People's Army (NPA) has reportedly joined his captors in offensives and other tactical activities conducted against police and army installations in Southern Luzon, intelligence sources here said today.
Quoting reports from government "assets," a reliable source from the intelligence community here said Buan was first sighted in the company of heavily-armed rebels who raided a police detachment in Quezon province one year following his abduction by the NPA guerillas in 1998.
The source said that when Buan was sighted, "he appeared more as already a won-over soldier than a captive" and hinted that the rebels could have "brainwashed" the military officer.
Sources close to the Buan family said that the Army major has harbored remorse against the past administration for its "indifference" to negotiations for his and Chief Inspector Abelardo Martin's release.
Martin, however, died Thursday morning in a "chance encounter" between government troops and NPA rebels, only weeks before his supposed release.
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