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Five suspected communist rebels were killed while another was captured in a clash with policemen in Mexico, Pampanga, early Tuesday, police said.

Killed were four men and a woman who are all believed to be members of the Marxist-Leninist Party of the Philippines-Rebolusyunaryong Hukbong Bayan (MLPP-RHB), Pampanga provincial police director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono said.

The five were later identified as Roel Gomez alias “Ka Remy,” 32; Ruth Liberty Vudade-Abalong, 29; Evan Balaguis alias “Ka Lina,” 23; Renato Nucum alias “Toys,” 52; and Aries Nucum alias “Ka Amy, 25.

They were brought to the Mexico Community Hospital for treatment after the clash, but all were pronounced dead by doctors, provincial police spokesperson Superintendent Anna Liza Guzman said.

One Ryan Lising, 28, was arrested after authorities found him carrying a loaded caliber-.45 pistol, she said.

The clash occurred around 1:20 a.m. in Brgy. San Jose Matulid.

Elements of the provincial police’s intelligence branch, Special Weapons and Tactics unit, and Mexico Police carried out an operation after learning of the presence of MLPP-RHB members in the area, Recomono said in a text message.

The suspects were allegedly involved in incidents of robbery/hold-up, car thefts, as well as gun-for-hire and extortion activities, in Pampanga and nearby provinces, he said.

Operatives seized four short firearms, two Carbine rifles, an M16 rifle, a hand grenade, a bow and three arrows, a crossbow, subversive documents, electronic gadgets, and a pair of binoculars from the suspects, Guzman said.

Four unregistered motorcycles were also found at the scene, Recomono said.

The MLPP-RHB, whose members are mostly based in Central Luzon, is a group that broke away from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army in the 90s. (John Roson)

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Cop found dead inside car in Pampanga

A policeman was found dead inside a car in Floridablanca, Pampanga, on Sunday, after being shot several times by still unidentified gunmen, a police report said.

PO2 Reynaldo Gutierrez, assigned at the Mexico Police Station also in Pampanga, suffered five bullet wounds to the chest, abdomen, and face, according to a report from the Central Luzon regional police.

Gutierrez’s body was found inside a Toyota Innova (NON-296) parked in Brgy. Paguiruan. Initial investigation indicated that he was shot with a caliber-.45 pistol.

“[The police officer is] believed to have been killed somewhere and was only dumped at the said place to mislead investigation,” the report said.

Members of the Floridablanca Police and Pampanga Provincial Police intelligence branch are presently coordinating with the Mexico Police to determine the killers’ motive and identities. (John Roson)

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