Wednesday, June 9, 2010

NPA Bandits Rob a Politician’s House in Masbate

CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur – Suspected NPA bandits forcibly entered a politician’s house in an early morning robbery in San Pedro village, San Pascual, Masbate at around 6:00am yesterday, a military officer said.

LtCol Anthony Purugganan, Battalion Commander of the 9th Infantry Battalion, said that more or less 10 NPA rebels belonging to the Jose Rapsing Command, barged in the house of Rolly Gemina, a village councilman, and poked a gun at him.

The rebels searched the rooms and took away some personal belongings including Gemina’s two M16 A1 Rifles, three pistols and several rounds of ammunitions.

It could not be independently confirmed if the stolen firearms were all licensed to Gemina. He could not be reached for comment regarding the documentation of his firearms.

“This is the second incident of robbery perpetrated by the NPA bandits in Masbate. In mid-January of this year, NPA bandits also robbed the house of a village councilman Monching Radan in Claveria town, carting away two M16 Rifles,” said Purugganan.

The 9th Infantry Battalion, in coordination with the San Pascual PNP, is now conducting thorough investigation to shed light on the said incident.

The Special Task Force Masbate, supported by the 9th Infantry Battalion and the 85th Infantry Battalion, has remained in existence to continue its task of dismantling the various partisan armed groups in the province.

The aforesaid Army battalions are also currently tasked to carry out military operations against the NPA terrorists who perpetrated the series of bombings in the province.

1 comment:

  1. PNoy you should do something about it. This is not good for economic recovery if terrorism lurks on the side.