Police and military personnel arrested on Thursday in Naguilian, La Union, a high-ranking leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the Ilocos and Cordillera regions.

Gloria Floresca, third highest leader and head of the CPP Ilocos-Cordillera Regional Committee (ICRC) executive committee’s finance bureau, was arrested in Brgy. Ortiz around 12:45 p.m., Ilocos regional police director Chief Supt. Franklin Bucayu said.

Members of the La Union Provincial Police, Baguio City Police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Police Regional Office 1, and Naval Intelligence Security Group-Northern Luzon, carried out the arrest on a warrant issued by Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, RTC Branch 25 Judge Melanio Rojas Jr. for rebellion, Bucayu said in a statement.

The 48-year-old Floresca was brought to the La Union Provincial Police Office after undergoing medical examination at the Ilocos regional police headquarters in Camp Florendo, San Fernando City. (John Roson)

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