Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NPA rebels torch contractor's payloader in Catanduanes town

CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, July 13 (PNA) -- New People's Army (NPA) rebels on Monday morning burned a multimillion-peso worth of payloader being used in the construction of the Macawayan Bridge in Catanduanes inside the construction company's barrack at Barangay Cabungahan, San Andres town of the province.

The equipment's owner, the JD Legazpi Construction based in Makati City, and contractor Edwin Delos Santos allegedly did pay revolutionary tax being asked by the communist dissidents.

An initial report said 15 workers of company were busy in the construction project when the group of armed rebels struck at about 10:30 a.m.

The insurgents immediately gathered the employees and told them that the project contractor refused to pay the revolutionary tax they had demanded a for a long time now.

They then poured gasoline into the equipment and burned it, but harmed no one among the witnesses. (PNA) LAP/FGS/EMC/CBD/