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Spurious arrest of Church worker in Mindanao

MANILA (UCAN): Julito Rivera Otacan, a member of the Rural Missionaries of The Philippines, was arrested together with five indigenous people from the Banwaon group during a raid on a village in the southern Philippines and charged with the illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
 
Soldiers and police swooped on the village of Balit in San Luis town, Agusan del Sur province, claiming that they were looking for Communist rebels on October 27.
 

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