At least 8 heavy equipment owned by JANMERC Builders Construction were burned down by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Brgy Hinalaan, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat at around 4 o’clock in the morning on January 7, 2018.
Accordingly, a concerned civilian reported the incident to the personnel of 2nd Marine Company, Marine Battalion Landing Team-2 based in Brgy Hinalaan that more or less twenty fully armed men believed to be members of NPA burned 5 heavy equipment in Sitio Midpanga, Brgy Hinalaan, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat.
Likewise, the terrorist rebel also burned 3 heavy equipment in Sitio, lower Saniag of same Barangay town of Kalamansig.
“The resistance of the company that owns the equipment to give in to the demands of the NPA might have frustrated them causing them to burn the equipment”, said one of the JANMERC personnel.
“This is a terroristic and desperate attack committed by the NPA.”
“We will continue to go after the rebel group to ensure that they will not be able to sow fear among the peace loving citizen of Kalamansig.” Major General Cirilito E. Sobejana, said, Commander Joint Task Force Central. 6th Infantry Division