TACLOBAN CITY, April 8 -- Combined elements of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police retrieved the remains of a missing rebel in upland Kahupian village in Sogod, Southern Leyte last week.

The body was exhumed after former rebel, John Lamadora, revealed to authorities the location of the remains of Teofulo Arbuyas, alias Enting, and the nature of his death.

Arbuyas was a member of Platoon 1, Island Committee 47 of the New People's Army (NPA) Eastern Visayas regional party committee, according to Brig. Gen. Noel Vestuir, commander of the Army's 802nd Infantry Brigade.

Lamadora revealed that Arbuyas expressed his intent to leave the movement to seek medical help, but was not allowed by his NPA commander.

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