CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, 17Dec2013 (PNA) – Armed men believed to be New People’s Army rebels set on fire a truck of a construction company at 5:30 p.m., Monday, in Sitio Bagacay, Barangay Loho, Lagonoy, Camarines Sur.
Truck driver Rafael Suplig and helpers Jerry Berion and Rolando Bernales told police that the Elf truck burned by the communist rebels was owned by PEU Construction based in Pili ,Camarines Sur.
They said the armed dissidents flagged them down, poured gasoline on the vehicle and set it on fire.
But before the rebels could light a match, they said they were able to run away.
The police learned that the company has a project in the village and the owner did not pay revolutionary tax to the rebels.
Members of the 42nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army immediatley responded but the rebels had already hurriedly left the crime scene. (PNA)