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NDF spokesman Frank Fernandez arrested in Laguna

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SANTA ROSA CITY — The spokesperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Negros was arrested in an operation in Liliw, Laguna, Sunday morning.

Frank Fernandez, spokesman of the NDF in Negros. (Photo from ndfp.org)

Frank Fernandez was arrested in a joint police and Army operation in Barangay Calumpang, around 5:16 am Sunday. Multiple sources confirmed the arrest which was based on a warrant issued by the court.

Fernandez was the sixth NDF official arrested since the government terminated the peace talks in 2017.

Last week, President Rodrigo Duterte also terminated the appointment of the government’s peace panel, previously chaired by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. (Eve Matta / Laguna Now)

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