Top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon arrested in Cebu

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Authorities arrested ranking communist rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon in Carcar City in Cebu on Saturday.

The Tiamzons, who are believed to have taken over the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) from CPP founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison, were arrested with five others by a combined team from the Army and Philippine National Police.

The couple’s companions were not identified.

The group was riding in two cars, a Starex and and Innova, in Barangay Aluginsan, Carcar, the reports said.


The Tiamzons are wanted for murder and frustrated murder.

ANTHONY VARGAS

 

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