NPA attacks AFP soldiers in Rizal and Iloilo
The New People’s Army (NPA)-Rizal ambushed troops of the 80th IB near their camp at Maugraw, Sitio Quinao, Barangay Puray, Rodriguez, Rizal last March 26. Two soldiers were killed while two others were wounded.
According to the local NPA unit, the ambush was in response to the demands of the people to punish soldiers for their acts of terror in the province, including the most recent arrest of a Dumagat minority last March 23.
In Iloilo, Red fighters destroyed 14 motorcycles owned by CAFGU and regular soldiers guarding the Century Peak company in Sitio Insobrehan, Barangay Igcabugao, Igbaras last March 21. The company is a notorious workers’ rights violator and has denied its workers their sufficient wage and benefits.
Ka Ariston Remus, spokesperson of the NPA unit, belied claims of the 3rd IB that the motorcycles were owned by civilians.