A team from the Santos Binamera Command (New People’s Army-Albay) executed the orders of the People’s Court to mete capital punishment on Cpl. Richard Guiriba Narito in Barangay Maninila, Camalig, Albay on September 7. Corporal Narito was the commander of the notorious Taplocon Detachment of the 2nd IB in Camalig town. NPA Red fighters ambushed Corporal Narito and two other elements of the 2nd IB who were aboard two motorcycles. Seized from them was an M16 rifle.
According to Santos Binamera Command spokesperson Florante Orobia, Corporal Narito was the mastermind in a series of crimes and abuses against the people. His most serious crimes involved the brutal killing in January 2010 of Vicente Moradillo and Ananias Cardiente Jr. whose bodies were also burnt; the murders of Danilo Balala (February 2011) and Salvador Mancera (January 2011); and the robberies committed against a Mister Armenta (2011), Anselma Murillo and Lourdes Lotino (2010).
The victims of Corporal Narito’s group who had long been seeking justice rejoiced upon hearing of the NPA’s successful operation.