NPA tries to make presence felt in Region -Army

Subscribe Now May 07, 2013 at 07:44am

Atrocities made by the New People's Army is designed to sow fear and to make their lean presence felt, Armed Forces of the Philippines 10th ID spokesperson Lyndon Paniza said.

Paniza in an interview revealed some forms of activities which he said were desperate moves by the rebel group to gain public cognizance.

The military recently uncovered extortion activities of the NPAs which allegedly asked revolutionary taxes from small businesses in Monkayo town, Compostela Valley, Paniza said.

The NPA were observed to be sending letters to small businesses in Monkayo town, among which received such letter was a courier service entity.

Paniza said the courier establishment revealed being threatened by the NPA which expressed intention to burn delivery vehicles on their way to outskirt areas if it refused to pay revolutionary tax.

Such activity was on top of the "tactical offensive" such as abduction activities that the NPA wages against the Philippine National Police and the AFP personnel.

Late last month, the police security of Compostela Valley Gov. Arturo was abducted by the NPA which held a checkpoint in Baranga Anitapan in Mabini.

At the backdrop of these atrocities, some members of NPA are going back to the folds of the law.

Paniza revealed that last morning a couple surrendered to the 72nd Infantry Battalion which brought them to the barangay captain of Libasan, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley.

Source: pia.gov.ph



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