Bus firm garage bombed in Compostela Valley; cops see NPA extortion
No one was hurt but at least five units of the Golden Valley Bus Liner Inc. sustained minor damage following the pre-dawn explosion at Poblacion village, said Renato Nerves, the company’s operations manager.
Witnesses reported hearing a motorcycle speeding away immediately after the blast tore through the firm’s garage in Purok (Community) 3, Crossing Gabi around 12:25 a.m., according to Senior Inspector Dervy Hortelano, Compostela Valley police chief.
The explosion also broke the jalousie panes of a house within the garage compound, and responding policemen recovered the grenade’s lever and other explosive fragments at the crime scene.
“We’re looking at extortion by the New People’s Army as a possible motive since the company has received extortion demands in the past,”
Hortelano told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by mobile phone.
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