Leading Philippine woman guerrilla arrested: Police
MANILA (AFP) - Philippine police and troops on Sunday captured a woman who is one of the country's most wanted communist guerrillas, officials said.
Police said Maria Loida Magpatoc is the secretary of the New People's Army's (NPA) Far South Mindanao Regional Committee, and has oustanding arrest warrants for homicide and destruction of property.
The 52-year-old guerrilla was arrested in a joint military-police operation in the city of Digos on the southern island of Mindanao, local police spokeswoman Chief Inspector Elizabeth Jasmin said in a statement.
No other details of the operation were released.