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Military-police teamarrests woman rebel

By Mar S. Arguelles

A suspected ranking communist leader was nabbed on Friday (Dec. 4) morning at her residence in a remote village in Tinambac town in Camarines Sur province, an Army report said.

Capt. John Paul Belleza, 9th Infantry Division public affairs chief, identified the rebel leader as Marilou Pascual Tan, alias Tinay, secretary of Komiteng Probinsiya 2 of the Bicol Regional Party Committee (BRPC).

A joint military-police raiding team armed with a warrant of arrest swooped down at around 2:15 AM at the suspect’s residence in Barangay San Roque.

The rebel leader considered by the military as a “high-value insurgent” (HVI) was caught by surprise and did not resist arrest.

Recovered from her possession were anti-personnel mines, hand grenade, .38 caliber handgun, wires, battery, and propaganda materials.

The suspect who faced charges for frustrated murder was turned over to the Tinambac police station for custody and subsequently will be presented to a local court handling her case.


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