Government troops captured a ranking leader of the January 1987 coup attempt against President Corazon Aquino while he celebrated New Year's Eve, the military said.

Former Lt. Col. Rodolfo Calzado, who led an assault at Sangley Air Base south of the capital two years ago at the height of a coup attempt, did not resist arrest, a military statement said.The statement said security forces captured Calzado while he was celebrating New Year's Eve with his girlfriend at a park in the early hours of Tuesday.