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Palace guards arrest armed woman looking for Aquino

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 05:13 PM August 22, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines—An armed woman who was looking for President Benigno Aquino was arrested after she tried to get past Malacañang security Friday afternoon, a Palace spokesman said.

Members of the Presidential Security Group arrested Flora Pineda at 3:45 p.m. after trying to get through gate 3 of the New Executive Building in Malacanang, Executive Secretary Edwin Lacierda said.

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Lacierda said the woman was armed with a fully loaded calibre 45 gun and was looking for Aquino.

Members of the PSG blocked Pineda at the gate but she resisted, Lacierda said.

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The agitated woman shouted that Aquino must be ousted because he was not responsive to the needs of the poor, especially the scavengers.

Pineda was a native of Tuguegarao in Cagayan but was residing in FTI in Taguig City.

Lacierda said no one was hurt during the incident.

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