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Arrested rebel faces arson charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A suspected member of the New People’s Army, who is facing arson charges, was apprehended yesterday by combined police and Army troops in Brgy. Mabini, Escalante City, Negros Occidental by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by San Carlos Regional Trial Court Judge Kathrine Go.

Brig. Gen. Rene Pamuspusan, regional police director of Western Visayas, said yesterday that Dandy Jimenez, alias Dondon, who is a member of the Northern Negros Front under the supervision of the Komiteng Rehiyonal-Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor, has been tagged to be among the rebel suspects in the burning of a transloading facility of the Victorias Milling Company in Brgy. San Jose, Toboso, in 2009.

Pamuspusan said that burning of private properties or facilities is a signature move of the CPP-NPA to extort money from the business owners.

Jimenez, who is a resident of Brgy. San Jose, Toboso, was turned over by his captors, composed of 1st Negros Occidental Provincial Mobile Force Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 and 79th Infantry Battalion, to the Escalante City Police Station.
Pamuspusan lauded the operating troops for the arrest of Jimenez.*

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