An alleged high-ranking officer of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested by the government troops in Sultan Kudarat Monday, March 16.
Soldiers from the 6th Infantry Battalion (IB) and Philippine National Police (PNP)-Lebak nabbed Leon Tacduro, alias Paeng, known head of the Regional Peasant Bureau, Far South Mindanao Region, at Sitio Kipopo, Keytodak, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, said Brig. Gen. Wilbur Mamawag, commander of the 603rd Infantry Brigade.
Seized from Tacduro’s possession were one Caliber 45 pistol; one homemade pistol; two fragmentary hand grenade; nine cellular phones; one digital camera; and subversive documents.
The arrested rebel was brought to headquarters of Bravo Company, 6IB in Barangay Purikay of same municipality to undergo medical check-up, debriefing, and documentation.