Negros vehicles torched

February 26, 2019

SUSPECTED New People’s Army guerrillas  on Monday evening harassed the residence of a barangay captain in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental and fled after torching some of his vehicles, police said yesterday.

Police Regional Office 7 director, Chief Superintendent Debold M. Sinas said that initial reports sent to his office showed that around 50 heavily-armed NPA rebels were involved in the harassment and arson attack in Manjuyod past 7 p.m. Monday.

Reports showed that the leftist gunmen harassed the residence of Martin Longga, the chairman of Bgy. Sta. Monica before setting his vehicles on fire. There were no immediate reports on any casualty nor damage to properties.

Sinas said all troops in Negros Oriental have been alerted in the aftermath of the incident.

Over in Plaridel, Bulacan, a policeman was wounded in an encounter with two heavily-armed robbers around 9:30 in the morning yesterday, local police director, Senior Superintendent Chito G. Bersaluna said.

Senior Police Officer 4 Dennis Salamat was hurt  in the clash with the heavily-armed suspected members of the robbery-holdup gang in Rocka Village 2 in Barangay Tabang and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Bersaluna said that Salamat and his colleagues were conducting surveillance in the said barangay when they encountered the gunmen.

Local policemen are still tracking down the suspects as of press time, he said.