NATIONAL Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF) consultant Rafael Baylosis has been cleared by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court of illegal possession of firearms due to insufficiency of evidence.
In a ruling, Judge Editha G. Miña-Aguba granted Baylosis’ demurrer to evidence and junked the case of the Philippine National Police.
“This court, after considering the evidence, finds the evidence insufficient to support a finding of a conviction,” the order read.
Rafael Baylosis and his companion, Guillermo Roque, were arrested on a tip at a busy intersection last year in a joint operation of the police and military intelligence.
Baylosis headed the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) during the 1980s at the peak of the insurgency against the Marcos regime.
Baylosis is facing murder charges after the military discovered the mass grave of 15 suspected government spies in 2006 who were killed in Southern Leyte province.