Rizal Alih Biography: 10 Things you Need To Know About Former Police Officer 

Rizal Alih Biography

Rizal Alih Biography: 10 Things you Need To Know About Former Police Officer

In 1989, Rizal Alih, a former police officer, led a group that held a dozen military men hostage, including two generals, during the Camp Cawa-Cawa siege. Here are 10 things to know about Rizal Alih:


Camp Cawa-Cawa Siege: Alih led a three-day siege resulting in the death of Brig. Gen. Eduardo Batalla, Col. Romeo Abendan, and other hostages.


Detention and Questioning: Alih and his men were detained and questioned for their alleged involvement in the 1984 murder of Zamboanga City Mayor Cesar Climaco.


Hostage-Taking: Alih took hostages, including Batalla, following an argument about Batalla’s transfer to Manila.


Escape: After the Cawa-Cawa siege, Alih escaped to Basilan and then to Sabah, Malaysia.


Arrest: Royal Malaysia Police arrested Alih on July 21, 1994, in Sandakan, Sabah, charging him with illegal possession of firearms.


Extradition: He was extradited to the Philippines in 2006 and served his prison sentence.


Libel Complaint: Alih filed a libel complaint against director Caparas and his wife for their portrayal in the film “Zamboanga Massacre.”


Death: Alih died on August 14, 2015, at 77, inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Quezon City.


Burial: His remains were brought to Zamboanga City, buried alongside his brother, with around 400 people attending the ceremony.


Legacy: Alih’s life and the Camp Cawa-Cawa siege are remembered and commemorated, including in the film “Zamboanga Massacre.”


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