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Guingona attack: NPA rebel nabbed

/ 08:41 PM August 12, 2013

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—A suspect in the April 20 ambush of former Mayor Ruthie de Lara Guingona of Gingoog City was arrested in Claveria, Misamis Oriental province, a belated police report said.

Reynaldo Agcopra, alias “Tarik,” an alleged member of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), was arrested in a joint police-military operation in Barangay (village) Aposkahoy on Saturday, according to Supt. Ronnie Francis Cariaga, police spokesperson in northern Mindanao.

Agcopra has been the subject of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Mirabeau A. Undalok of the regional trial court in Gingoog.

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Guingona, wife of former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr. and mother of Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, survived an NPA ambush in Barangay Binakalan in Gingoog on April 20, less than a month before the 2013 synchronized national and local elections.

Two of her civilian bodyguards, however, were killed in the attack. Bobby Lagsa, Inquirer Mindanao

TAGS: Crime, former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr., Insurgency, Mayor Ruthie de Lara Guingona, News, NPA, Regions
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