Rebel leader arrested in Negros Occidental

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BACOLOD CITY — Police intelligence operatives arrested a ranking communist leader in Negros Occidental on Friday, less than 24 hours after two soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in an attack staged by the New People’s Army in Leyte.

Aniceta Rojo was collared in Barangay Poblacion, Bago City, Negros Occidental on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Cadiz Regional Trial Court Judge Renato Muñez for the crime of murder.

Supt. William Senoron, Regional Intelligence Unit chief for Western Visayas, said Rojo was accused of taking part in the killing of Lt. Archie Polenzo, a company commander of the 62nd Infantry Battalion in Cadiz City two years ago.

Rojo was listed on the police order of battle as a member of the Komiteng Rehiyonal-Negros regional finance and education committees. She was turned over by her captors to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Cadiz City.  /INQUIRER

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