NPA seizes 1,384 sacks of rice from Bukidnon trader, calls her hoarder
DAVAO CITY — The New People’s Army said on Wednesday, it seized nearly 1,400 sacks of rice from an alleged hoarder in Valencia City in Bukidnon, last Monday.
Ariel “Inda” Magbanwag, spokesperson of the NPA’s South-Central Bukidnon Subregional Command, said the mission dubbed as “Operation Rice-Seizure” was given a green light and launched at the private warehouse of Helen Bernal in Purok 11, Barangay Batangan, at around 6 p.m. Monday.
“Within 15 minutes, the NPA confiscated 1,384 sacks of rice and loaded them into four trucks. Also confiscated were two Sony flat screens, CCTV monitors, an Automatic Voltage Regulator and sander tools,” Magbanwag said.
The communist leader accused Helen Bernal and her family of being the “biggest comprador-usurer in the whole rice paddy area in Valencia City and its adjacent towns.”
The seized rice will be distributed to areas affected by the drought, according to the NPA spokesperson. SFM
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