A member of New People’s Army (NPA) died in Zamboanga del Norte at around 12:35 pm.
According to Police Regional Office-9, rebel Francisco Alag Igan Vilan, 56, died while confined at the Dipolog Medical Center due to serious illness.
It was learned that his family rushed to the said hospital on Monday and had not returned home.
Based on the police records, there are arrest warrants for Francisco on arson cases, robbery in band, murder, frustrated murder and rebellion.
He served as secretary of the Secom Feleciano B. group involved in criminal activities in the province.
The remains of the dead rebel were brought by his brother Merlyn Vilan to their place in Barangay Tiogan in the town of Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte.