A HIGH-RANKING communist rebel was arrested by the joint elements of the police and Army during a manhunt operation at around 11:30 a.m. on July 7 in Purok 8, Barangay Poblacion, Monkayo, Davao De Oro.

Hannah Alcorin Hitgano, 23, alias Kat, was served with an arrest warrant issued by Marie Estrellita Suya A Tolentino-Rojas, Presiding Judge of 11th Judicial Region, Branch 17, Davao City, on October 10, 2022, for rebellion and insurrection under Article 134 of the Revised Penal Code.

The CIDG Davao City Field Unit led the operation in coordination with the Davao City Police Office and the 25th Infantry Battalion. 

Major General Romeo M Caramat Jr, CIDG director, said that Hitgano was the secretary general of Anakbayan and the cultural staff of the Youth Sector of Regional White Area Committee (RWAC), Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC).

“In our pursuit to end armed conflict in the country, the CIDG will remain steadfast in its relentless and aggressive police operations based on the CPNP, PGen Benjamin C Acorda Jr’s 5-Focused Agenda against radicals who threaten to raze the peace and security of the nation,” the director said.

Hitgano is now in the custody of the 25IB headquarters in Monkayo, Davao De Oro.

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