NPA-MisOr seizes 4 AK47 rifles
Within just five minutes and without firing a shot, a unit of the New People’s Army was able to raid a plunderous energy plant in Misamis Oriental on August 19 in the morning.
Confiscated from the guards of the AY 76 Security Agency deployed at the Minergy Power Corporation (MPC) in Barangay Quezon Heights, Balingasag town, were four AK 47 rifles, 200 bullets and several handheld radios.
The MPC is a 165-MW coal power plant located along the Macajalar Bay. The plant dumps its toxic chemical wastes in the said bay. Consequently, residents reported to the NPA that they have acquired several complications such as asthma, dizziness and sore eyes since the plant operations went full blast in September 2017.
The city council of Misamis Oriental also conducted an investigation into the infraction but has not acted on it, said Nicolas Marino, spokesperson of the NPA-Misamis Oriental. The MPC is owned Pampanga-based bureaucrat capitalists Nepomucenos. The company was awarded a permit to consruct and operate its plant during the Ramos regime. It is the sole power supplier in Cagayan de Oro City and at the Phividec Industrial Estate in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.
Meanwhile, Ka Malem Mabini, spokesperson of the NPA-North Central Mindanao Region (NCMR), belied the baseless arrogant claim of the fascist president Rodrigo Duterte that it has already paralyzed the operations of the NPA in the region.
In reality, 13 tactical offensives were mounted by the NPA-NCMR against troopers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) from July 28 to August 9, he added. More than 30 AFP troopers were killed while about 20 others were wounded.
On August 9, the NPA-NCMR attacked 65th IB troopers operating at Sitio Kibulag, Barangay Bagoaingod, Tagoloan 2, in the boundary of Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur. A soldier was killed while four others were wounded. Earlier, 8th IB troopers were ambushed at Sitio Mahan-ao, Barangay Bulonay, Impasugong, Bukidnon. The soldies were killed in action.
Another soldier of the 26th IB was killed while another was wounded when the NPA-Agusan del Sur ambushed at Kilometer 30, Barangay Mahayahay, San Luis, Agusan del Sur on August 5.
In Cagayan de Oro City, four soldiers of the 65th IB were killed while eight others were wounded in a tactical offensive mounted by the NPA-Misamis Oriental on July 30 in Barangay Pigsag-an.
On July 28, the NPA-Agusan del Norte harassed 23rd IB troopers at Sitio Hinandayan, Barangay Camagong in Nasipit. Five soldiers were killed and five others were wounded.
On the other hand, the revolutionary movement paid its highest tributes to Jenos Bade (Ka Bebs) and Edmar Laruya (Ka Lenon), Red fighters who offered their lives for the success of the said armed action.
In Northern Samar, several NPA units were able to successfully mount successive offensives against the military troopers responsible for the killing of civilians, strafing their residences and harassing a barangay captain.
The NPA-Northern Samar reported that no less than four soldiers of the 20th IB were killed in action.
On August 11, Red fighters harassed 20th IB troopers in Gook, Catubig. On the same day, a CAFGU was wounded in a harassment operation conducted by the NPA against their detachment in Barangay Poponton, Las Navas.