The Daily Manila Shimbun


Armed men stage attacks in Davao region

April 29, 2017

Suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) staged several attacks in the Davao region where at least two people were injured. Around 80 rebels stormed Lapanday Foods Corp. in Barangay Tigatto in Davao City's Buhangin district around 3:30 a.m., a police report said Buhangin police head Chief Inspector Milgrace Driz said the gunmen burned the Lapanday box plant and plastic plant buildings, injuring a security guard. Rebels also attacked the Lapanday and Lorenzo Farm in Barangay Pangyan  in Calinan district at around 3:30 a.m and seized several high-powered firearms. Chief Inspector Andrea dela Cerna, Police Regional Office 11  spokesperson, said about 100 rebels on board two 10-wheeler trucks burned the Macondry Plastic Plant at Barangay Tagpore in Panabo City, Davao del Norte at around 3 a.m. "They disarmed four security guards who were on duty," Dela Cerna said in a text message. “We are checking if this is relation to that or Labor Day," Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said in a TV interview. She ordered  government forces to intensify to intensify their security." DMS.