NDF consultant arrested in Davao City

A consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) has been arrested by police and military operatives of Task Force Davao.

Bayan Muna Party-list Representative Carlos Zarate says, NDF consultant Ariel Arbitrario was nabbed on Monday morning at a checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril, Davao City as he was on his way to Davao del Sur.

Arbitrario, alias Marlon, was among those who were temporarily released from jail in August last year so he could serve as consultant in the peacetalks between government and the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army and National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF).

Roderick Mamuyac, reportedly a regional liaison officer of the NPA, was also caught along with Arbitrario.

The arrests come, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the peace negotiations with communist rebels last Saturday evening.

Topics: NDF , rebels , Duterte , arrest , peacetalks , insurgency
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