TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte — Five suspected communist rebels, who were armed with explosives, were arrested in the aftermath of Saturday’s attack on a nickel mining firm in Mati City in Davao Oriental, the police reported on Monday.
Senior Supt. Harry Espela, the Davao Oriental police chief, said the five rebels – whose identities had not been provided – were arrested during operations conducted by the police and the Army following the attack on Asiaticus Mining Corp. in Barangay Macambol in Mati City around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
He said some explosives were also found at an alleged safe house in Barangay Dawan, the entry point by land to Macambol.
Charges had already been filed against the arrested rebels. who have been placed in the custody of Mati City police, Espela said