AUTHORITIES on Friday, June 16, arrested an alleged female rebel in Surigao City.
Police Chief Superintendent Rolando Felix, Caraga Police Regional Director, said that the joint team of the Crime Investigation Detective Group (CIDG), Surigao City Police and operatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines arrested Rovelyn Mahinay also known as “Apple”, 28 and “Kumander Puma”, her common-law husband, known at their residence at Purok Busay, Barangay San Isidro, Tandag City.
Mahinay is facing charges for rebellion with the first date on March 8, 2010 with no bail recommended and another case of rebellion on January 14, 2013 with P100,000 recommended bail.
Mahinay's latest warrant of arrest was issued for the crime of frustrated murder on October 7, 2016 with recommended bail bond of P200,000.
Operatives also recovered an improvised explosive device and an electric blasting cap from Mahinay who is now placed under the custody of Caraga-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.
She will also face charges for violation of Republic Act 9516 or the law on illegal possession of firearms, ammunition or explosives.
Published in the SunStar Cagayan de Oro newspaper on June 18, 2017.