The NPA has burned a number of heavy equipment owned by Pilipinas Eco-Friendly Mining Corp (PEMC) in Negros Oriental. The burning was confirmed both by the military and NPA.
“They again targeted a legitimate company which is one of the sources of livelihood of the people in that area. The attack is a clear and undeniable proof of their total disregard to humanity,” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Central Command commanding general Lieutenant General Noel S. Clement said.
NPA in Central Negros spokesperson Dionesio Magbuelas said the Mt. Cansermon Command of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) burned 8 backhoes, 2 payloaders, 2 dump trucks, 2 generator sets, and 1 rock crusher.
Magbuelas said the burning was due to the mining company’s activities destroying the environment.
Sources: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1983258955122142; https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/03/19/npa-claims-torching-mining-firms-heavy-equipment-in-negros-oriental; https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1069312/npa-torches-mining-equipment-in-negros-oriental