Joint operatives of the Armed Forces of the
Philippines and the Philippine National Police
arrested on Tuesday afternoon one of the top men of the Communist Party of the
Philippines/National Democratic Front/New People’s Army (CPP-NDF-NPA) in Mindanao.
Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 spokesperson Antonio Rivera identified the communist leader as Porferio D. Tuna, who is also known as Pinot/Ampong/Ricky, the deputy secretary of the rebel group's Southern Mindanao Regional Command.
Rivera said Tuna, who sometimes issues press statements from the communist movement aside from a certain "Ka Oriz", was arrested at La Filipina, Tagum City by the joint elements from the 10th Infantry Battalion, the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Davao del Norte and the Tagum City Police Office when they served the warrants of arrests issued by a Nabunturan court.
Tuna is facing kidnapping and serious illegal detention filed at the Regional Trial Court Branch 3 in Nabunturan,
. Compostela Valley
Rivera said Tuna is currently detained at the CIDG-11 in Tagum for proper disposition and filing of cases against him.