The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Claveria, Misamis Oriental and the Philippine Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion strongly condemned the latest atrocity committed by the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) following the burning of three civilian-owned dump trucks and a civilian bus at around 9:45am today, October 6, 2020 at Sitio Talambao, Brgy Bulahan, Claveria, Misamis Oriental.

The said trucks were being used to haul pineapple seedlings and the bus by Del Monte Philippines Inc. was for transporting workers. After the incident, the rebels fled towards Brgy San Juan area in Balingasag town while the government troops are now conducting hot pursuit operation.

Claveria Mayor Meraluna S. Abrogar strongly condemned the act of violence perpetrated by the NPAs describing it as a desperate move to discredit the government. Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Ricky Canatoy, Commanding Officer of the 58IB also condemned the CPP-NPA terrorists for their blatant disregard of human rights.

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