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Suspected rebel couple slain in Camarines Norte firefight

LEGAZPI CITY –– A couple suspected to be communist rebels were killed after engaging police in a firefight in Capalonga town in Camarines Norte province on Sunday morning, the police said in a report Monday.

Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said while the government troops were approaching the house of Noeme Marca and his wife, Lourdes, to serve a search warrant for illegal possession of firearms, an undetermined number of armed men fired upon them in Barangay San Antonio around 2:30 a.m.

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A 15-minute firefight ensued that led to the death of the couple.

The report said their comrades escaped in different directions.

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Calubaquib said Lourdes was the secretary of Sangay ng Partido sa Lokalidad (Party Branch in the Locality) under a certain “Ka Ding.”

Recovered were 20 live bullets for caliber 5.56 gun, two improvised explosive devices, five detonating fuses, detonating cord, and several spent bullets.

Authorities recovered a caliber .45 pistol with two bullets from Lourdes, while Noeme’s body yielded a caliber .38 revolver with two bullets.

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