|New People’s Army (NPA)|
By Gilbert Bayoran
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas launched fresh attacks on Sunday, burning construction equipment in Siaton, Negros Oriental.
The rebels, on three motorcycles, torched equipment owned by the Medalla Construction parked near the Siaton River in Barangay Katikugan, according to Maj. Gen. Jon Aying, chief of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division.
Aying said the rebels, armed with rifles, shouted “Mabuhay ang NPA (Long live the NPA)” and fired shots in the air as they were fleeing the area.
Troopers of the Regional Public Safety Battalion assisted the Army in pursuing the guerrillas.
Authorities recovered bullet shells for different firearms and a container with gasoline.
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