Suspected NPA rebels torch heavy equipment in Negros Oriental

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 30 2017 09:10 PM

NEGROS ORIENTAL - A group of suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) torched heavy equipment in Barangay Catigucan in Siaton town, Negros Oriental early Sunday morning.

At about 1:30 a.m., a concerned citizen called the Siaton Police Station saying they heard people burning down heavy equipment in the area.

The group also allegedly shouted, "Mabuhay ang NPA."

According to initial investigation, around five armed men on board three motorcycles burned the equipment.

In a phone interview, Siaton Police Chief Inspector Varie Villanobos said they are on full alert following the incident.

Recovered from the scene were several used and live ammunition and a gallon of gasoline.