- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at 1:26 PM
firstname.lastname@example.org 213-241-0906 337 Glendale Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026
rmy troopers clashed yesterday with a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels believed responsible for the attack on the construction site of an international airport in Silay City in Negros Occidental last Sunday.
Gov’t troops clash with Silay attackers
By James Mananghaya
The Philippine Star 10/12/2006
Army troopers clashed yesterday with a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels believed responsible for the attack on the construction site of an international airport in Silay City in Negros Occidental last Sunday.
Armed Forces chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon said elements of the Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion clashed with about 40 guerrillas in Barangay Cruz, Calatrava town, about three hours away from the airport construction site in Silay City, at about 7:45 a.m.
Seized in the scene of the encounter were two M-16 rifles, a Brazilian FAL jet rifle, a shotgun, and several handheld radios.
Three hours later, another encounter took place in Barangay Tilin, also in Calatrava town, between government troops and the same NPA band.
No casualties were reported on both sides.
Maj. Ernesto Torres, Army spokesman, said ground commanders in the area were optimistic that the NPA group would be cornered soon.
Elite troops have been deployed in Silay City following the attack, which reportedly stemmed from the refusal of the Korean and Japanese contractors to pay "revolutionary taxes" to the NPA.
Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro, Armed Forces public information chief, said elements of the 3rd Scout Ranger Company and the 11th and 61st Infantry Battalions are going after the NPA attackers.
He said the soldiers were working closely with the First and Second Provincial Mobile Groups of the Philippine National Police.
As a standard operating procedure, he said the Armed Forces has alerted all military units across the country to be on guard against similar NPA attacks.
At least 30 rebels destroyed P30 million worth of equipment of the airport contractors, including a concrete batching plant, and carted away the firearms of the project’s security personnel.
Esperon said a platoon of Army troopers have been deployed in the Silay City construction site as well as in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.
The P4.3-billion airport being constructed in a 187-hectare site in Barangay Bagtic, Silay City is funded by a loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
Report this post as:
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
More Local News...
Paraphysique de psychosomatique
Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal
Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy
Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc
Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk
Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement
The Dictatorship of Corporations
18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting
Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue
Shopping du bashing
After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen
Probabilités de fin d'humanité
Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW
Steer clear of work morality!
The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally!
August 2018 Honduras Coup update
Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges
Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts
Paraphysique de contextualité
Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism
Ex-voto de réification
Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh
Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation
Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council
Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming?
More Breaking News...