NPA LEADER CAPTURED IN DAVAO

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JOINT military and police operatives captured a ranking leader of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao City Tuesday night. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public Affairs Office said Vincent Estrada alias Dennis Montecillo/Bords/Brod/Oban, was arrested by combined operatives of the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division and the Philippine National Police -Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) 11 at a checkpoint in Barangay Sirawan, Toril, Davao City at around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. Estrada allegedly heads the regional instructor’s bureau of the regional operational command of the NPA. He was riding in an SUV with a certain Zacarias Delos Santos Mancia, Jr. when he was arrested. Cabunoc said the NPA leader has a pending warrant of arrest under criminal case number 7610 for kidnapping and serious illegal detention filed before Regional Trial Court Branch 3 in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province. Seized from their possession were cal. .45 pistol, two fragmentation grenades, a laptop, five cellphones, subversive documents and personal belongings.

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