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Alleged NPA leader arrested in Quezon City

AUTHORITIES have arrested an alleged leader of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) who is wanted for murder in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

Allan Morales was arrested in Barangay Payatas B, Quezon City at around 12 noon Wednesday, January 6.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Debold Sinas said Morales has been using the aliases Joseph Erwin Rimando, Alvin Advincula, Budlat and Dante Morales.

Confiscated from Morales were eight barrel assemblies for M4 assault rifle; one fragmentation hand grenade; one KG9 9mm submachine gun with one magazine and 22 pieces of 9mm ammunition; and one caliber .45 pistol with one magazine assembly loaded with seven rounds of cal.45.

Sinas said Morales was identified as the deputy secretary of the regional committee of the Negros-Cebu-Bohol-Siquijor (NCBS) regional committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines, former secretary of Regional Peasant Sugar Workers Bureau (RPSWB) of Negros, former secretary of Regional Committee for Central Visayas and former secretary of the National Youth Student Bureau. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo / SunStar Philippines)


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