By: LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)
Director, Naval Public Affairs Office
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Reported apprehension by Maligaya Village guards of Corporal Guerrero Hannival M Mondido PN(M) for allegedly spying on Prof. Bienvenido Lumbera, a national artist:
1.) We confirm, he is a Navy Personnel.
2.) He is undergoing the Naval Enlisted Personnel Intelligence Course (NEPIC). Per info given by CAPT BAYANI GAERLAN, the Chief of the Naval Intelligence, CPL Guerrero was tasked to conduct an “information verification” pursuant to a scenario where a house on that address was frequented by a communist insurgent leader. He went there to verify but was accosted.
3.) We apologize to Prof. Bienvenido Lumbera for any inconvenience the incident had caused him. Director, Naval Intelligence Training Institute is preparing a formal letter for the good professor.
4.) The student likely flanked that module and he could be Returned to Unit (RTU). He did not only fail the requirement of his scenario, he was even caught. (End of Statement)