Daughter of ex-NPA spokesman Ka Roger arrested


Posted at Mar 27 2014 10:12 PM | Updated as of Mar 28 2014 10:00 AM

MANILA (UPDATED) -- A daughter of former New People's Army (NPA) spokesperson Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Caloocan on Thursday.

In a statement, the AFP said Andrea Rosal, a ranking leader of the NPA in the Southern Tagalog region, was arrested in Barangay 169 at around 7 a.m.

Rosal, also known as Naiya or Liam, has standing warrants of arrest for kidnapping and murder issued by the Mauban, Quezon Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 64.

She was also implicated in a criminal case for attempted homicide filed in Luisiana-Cavinti in Laguna, the AFP said.

Also arrested were her security escort identified only as "Che," as well as barangay chairman Ruben Gatchalian who owns the house where they were staying.

Rosal is reportedly 8 months pregnant. -- With reports from Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News; Ricky Velasco, dzMM