Marawi Vice Mayor Arafat Salic arrested for rebellion

Rambo Talabong
Marawi Vice Mayor Arafat Salic arrested for rebellion
Cops and soldiers from the 82nd Infantry Battalion arrest Salic at the Marawi City Hall around 10 am on Wednesday, March 13

MANILA, Philippines – Marawi City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic has been arrested by the police and military for rebellion charges, the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced on Wednesday, March 13.

“Salic is included in the Office of the Martial Law Administrator Arrest Order dated September 4, 2017 for rebellion case,” Colonel Romeo Brawner, 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander, said in a statement.

Salic was arrested by cops and soldiers from the 82nd Infantry Battalion at the Marawi City Hall around 10 am on Wednesday.

According to the military, Salic has undergone debriefing and medical check-ups. He is set to be turned over to the Philippine National Police.

Salic was earlier named as a drug-linked politician by President Rodrigo Duterte. He was included in Duterte’s notorious drug list published in August 2016. – Rappler.com

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Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.