CPP official arrested in Ozamiz

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 02 2018 10:38 AM | Updated as of Aug 02 2019 01:12 PM

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Government forces have arrested another high-ranking Communist Party of the Philippines official in Barangay Aguada in Ozamiz City, a police spokesman said Friday.

Supt. Lemuel Gonda, Northern Mindanao police spokesman, said Rommel Dorango Salinas is expected to face charges for frustrated murder at destructive arson, 

Salinas is the latest high-ranking CPP official to be arrested by government troops.

On Wednesday, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Rafael Baylosis and alleged New People's Army member Guillermo Roque were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

The series of arrests come less than a month after a Manila court ordered the rearrest of communist leaders Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma after the breakdown of peace talks between the government and the armed left.

The government formally ended peace talks with the Reds last year after communist rebels continued to attack military troops and private equipment in the countryside despite ongoing negotiations.