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Top rebel leader in Cagayan Valley nabbed in Cavite

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 05:27 PM May 31, 2022

Top rebel leader in Cagayan Valley nabbed in Cavite

GAMU, Isabela–-The alleged communist guerrilla leader in the Cagayan Valley region, who is facing various criminal charges in Cagayan province, was arrested on Tuesday, May 31, the military said.

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Army Capt. Rigor Pamittan, 5th Infantry Battalion spokesperson, identified the rebel as Evangeline Rapanut, alias Ka Chat/Ines. She was arrested at Barangay Paliparan 1, Dasmariñas City in Cavite province.

Pamittan said Rapanut served as the secretary of the New People’s Army’s (NPA) Komiteng Rehiyon-Cagayan Valley (KR-CV) and is a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines Central Committee.

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She is also the second deputy secretary for the organization and the deputy secretary for the National Education Department of the National Democratic Front (NDF).

Rapanut had been in the underground movement since the 1970s until she became a full-time NPA member in the mid-70s, Pamittan added.

She is facing various cases in Cagayan, including two counts of murder, frustrated murder, robbery, and illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

Also arrested was Randy Tamayo, alias Ka Deng, communication staff of the National Education Department of the NDF.

Seized from them were a Bushmaster assault rifle, an M-16 magazine with 18 rounds of bullets, a 9mm-caliber pistol, a 9mm magazine with six bullet rounds, a hand grenade, four detonating cords, a blasting cap, a USB flash drive, and assorted mobile phones and electronic devices.

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