Communist rebels burn heavy equipment in Zambo Sur town

Communist rebels burn heavy equipment in Zambo Sur town

They continue to fight for their dead ideology as if it still the 1960’s and despite efforts of government for their surrender and for our long deserved peace.
Suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) ablaze four heavy equipment units owned by a construction firm undertaking a government project in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The incident occurred around 9:30pm of March 9 in Barangay Lower Liasan, Tambulig town, according to Col. Rhode Espero, Zamboanga del Sur police director.
Suspected communist New People's Army rebels torch late Monday (March 9, 2020) four units of heavy equipment belonging to a construction firm undertaking a government road concreting project.(Photo courtesy of Tambulig Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office)

Espero said the destroyed heavy equipment consisted of two excavators, water tanker and payloader.
Investigation showed that the crime happened when workers were already asleep in their quarters when some 50 communist rebels torched the heavy equipment.
None of the construction workers were hurt during the incident, the communist rebels immediately fled the place after setting ablaze the heavy equipment.

Nilo Muñoz, Tambulig Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) chief, said they have yet to determine the worth of properties damaged during the incident.
Tambulig is a fourth-class municipality which comprises 31 barangays with a population of 36,160 as of the 2015 national census.
The NPA is listed a terrorist organization by the European Union, United Kingdom, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

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