Backhoe in Kabankalan blasted

Alleged members of the Communist Party of the Philippine-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) reportedly threw grenade at a backhoe owned by a barangay official around 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Purok Catilingan, Barangay Orong, Kabankalan City.

Kagawad Raquel Seguero, 48, of Barangay Hilamonan also in the city reported to police around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

She claimed ownership of the backhoe for her quarry operation. She added that an undetermined number of suspected CPP-NPA went to the place and threw a grenade that blasted the heavy equipment.

The suspects also took the cellular phones of her employees and then fled from the area without hurting them.

Kabankalan PNP is still investigating the case if it has something to do with extortion activities of the CPP-NPA.*(Cyrus M. Garde)


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