NDF-Mindanao spokesman slain in Surigao del Sur | Inquirer News
Close  

NDF-Mindanao spokesman slain in Surigao del Sur

By: - Correspondent / @kmanlupigINQ
/ 02:05 PM December 10, 2020

Photo of Alvin Luque provided by the military. PHOTO FROM EASTERN MINDANAO COMMAND

DAVAO CITY –– A ranking leader of the communist movement in Mindanao was killed by government forces in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur on Thursday, Dec. 10.

The military’s 4th Infantry Division said in a statement that Alvin Luque, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front-Mindanao, died after allegedly fighting it off with a composite team of police and soldiers who were serving warrants for his arrest.

ADVERTISEMENT

Luque, also known as Ka Joaquin Jacinto, and a still unknown companion were killed in Hermenias Resort in Tandag City around 1 a.m. on Thursday, the military said.

“As the law enforcers served the warrants, the subject, together with his companion, opened fire towards the arresting forces, which prompted the arresting officers to take cover and return fire leading to a gunfight and resulting in the death of the suspect and his male companion,” the military added.

FEATURED STORIES

The military claimed that they were able to recover a handgun, a fragmentation grenade, 500 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, a blasting cap, a trigger mechanism, and other items.

LZB
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: communist movement, Killing, Mindanao, Philippine news updates, Regions, Surigao del Sur, Tandag City
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.