Communist rebels destroy private property in Zamboanga del Sur

By Bonita Ermac

ILIGAN CITY – New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists allegedly destroyed vehicles and equipment of a private contractor in Barangay Lower Liason in Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur last Monday.

(Photo via Bonita Ermac) (Photo via Bonita Ermac)

According to  Maj. Gen. Gene Ponio, the 1st Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Zampelan (Zamboanga Peninsula and Lanao Provinces), the terrorists, numbering about 10, destroyed a bulldozer, two backhoes and a water tanked owned by CODP Construction at around 8:45 p.m.

Ponio said pursuit operations are ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of the crime.

He also condemned the terrorist group and reminded the populace and contractors to report any threats or intimidations in their communities. “The command remains optimistic in neutralizing the terrorist group despite this incident”, said Ponio. “We will be relentless and pursue the perpetrator who continuously hamper the peace and development of the communities in our area of responsibility”, added Ponio