45 fully-armed NPA rebels burned logging truck in Butuan City
by Ben Serrano
November 20, 2010
Camp Rafael Rodriguez, BUTUAN CITY-An estimated 45 suspected New People’s Army rebels burned a ten wheeler logging truck in Purok 13-A, Barangay Bit-os, Butuan City Thursday, belated report reaching Caraga regional information office here said.
The report claimed the ten wheeler logging truck owned by Butuan Businessman Tata Tiu was loading logs at the vicinity of Raval Farm in Barangay Bit-os when more or less 45 armed men suspected to be NPA rebels ordered the driver to proceed to nearbyto Purok 13A, Casisiman of same barangay
Upon reaching the area, said armed suspects poured gasoline into the logging truck and burned it.
The area of incident is very near populated areas and commercial center of Butuan City, Caraga region's capital.
The hugeRaval Farm is owned by retired former Caraga Police Regional Director Angelito Raval. Other retired former regional police directors also now owned several businesses in the region like a huge security agency operating in the entire Mindanao owned by retired former Caraga PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Rene Elumbaring.
Police report said they are still investigating the incident.(-30-)