NDFP Consultant for Visayas Roy Erecre's Statement after his September 19, 2014 Release from Bohol District Jail:

Pax Neguerra
NDFP media Liaison for Visyas
September 27, 2014

My release from the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) through the court's decision last September 19 makes me more effective in carrying out my responsibility as National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Consultant for the Visayas. I was illegally arrested in Davao City last May 7 along with a NDFP liaison for the Peace Talk.

My arrest and detention in BDJ was a breach of the Joint Agreement on Security and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). Under the framework of JASIG and the Peace Negotiations, I am not under the judicial system of the Government of the Philippines (GPH). The Revolutionary Government represented by the NDFP has its own judicial system. The statement of CENTCOM AFP's Commanding General on September 25 that I will continually be put under monitoring after my release is also a breach of JASIG.

However, despite the trumped-up cases against me, I am thankful for the just and fair judgment of the involved Judges and Prosecutors. Of the six trumped up cases wherein four were non-bailable and two were bailable, two were dismissed and four were made bailable. I am also grateful to everyone who supported and helped me in addressing the cases especially my lawyers and my children in order to gain temporary freedom. The Free Roy Erecre & Free All Political Prisoners Movement raised my morale and courage amidst hardship.

Threats to my security continue because the GPH continually identify me as a high-profile and high-risk individual with a bounty of 5.6 million on my head. This is an impediment for me to safely participate in the Peace Talks and the Peace Negotiations. The anti-peace negotiations and fascist elements in the AFP, PNP and GPH plan to liquidate me and, in the minimum, return me to jail by fabricating criminal cases. They are the ones who are gravely angered because I gained freedom and can return to serving the people to continue realizing genuine change.

In this situation, it is not advisable for me to attend my hearings in court in Bohol, Cebu and Negros without enough assurances to my security. My lawyers are making proper actions to address my present cases.

NDFP Consultant for Visayas
September 27, 2014