Reds torch heavy equipment in Iloilo
Jennifer Rendon (The Philippine Star) - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels burned heavy equipment being used in a road project in Guimbal, Iloilo on Wednesday night.

Lt. Col. Joel Benedict Batara of the Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion said two transit mixers worth P8 million and a backhoe valued at P10 million were destroyed.

Batara said the construction equipment are owned by Wilkinson Construction Corp., which is handling a road-widening project from Oton to Miag-ao towns. 

He said construction workers were awakened when around 15 armed men stormed their sleeping quarters at around 10:45 p.m.

The rebels reportedly poured gasoline before setting the heavy equipment on fire.

Police said the construction firm has received extortion letters from NPA rebels since 2017.          

NEW PEOPLE’S ARMY
Philstar
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Recommended
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

FORGOT PASSWORD?
SIGN IN
or sign in with