outbrain
Close  

NPA rebels attack Army engineers building school in Sarangani

/ 07:42 AM November 03, 2015
New-Peoples-Army

New People’s Army. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

DIGOS CITY — Communist rebels attacked a team of Army engineers working on a school-building project in Malapatan, Sarangani, the military said Tuesday.

Lt. Col. Ronnie Babac, commander of the 73rd Infantry Battalion, told the Inquirer that none of the members of the 512th Engineering Battalion were harmed during Sunday’s attack that took place in Sitio (sub-village) Albual in Barangay (village) Upper Suyan.

ADVERTISEMENT

However, Babac said the attack, which also spawned a 20-minute firefight, temporarily delayed the construction of the three-classroom in the said village as clearing operations had to be conducted.

“The engineering team was there to put up a facility donated by Representative Manny Pacquiao for the use of children of the community and it was sad that the NPA (New People’s Army) was trying to jeopardize it,” Babac said.

FEATURED STORIES

Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia, commander of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said the school project was a concerted effort and it involved villagers.

“While the local government and the people of Malapatan, Sarangani province and the congressman have felt the need of the people of Barangay Suyan for their children to have legitimate education, the NPA showed its anti-people character by mounting this attack,” Valencia said. RAM

 

 

RELATED STORIES

Soldier, Cafgu member killed in NPA attack in Camarines Norte

Army officer killed in clash with Communist rebels

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Army, engineers, New People’s Army, NPA, project, Sarangani, school building
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.