From the Philippine Star (Apr 9): Reds storm Camarines mining firm, burn equipment
CAMARINES NORTE, Philippines – Armed men believed to be members of the New
People’s Army (NPA) destroyed four heavy equipment in a pre-dawn raid on an
international mining firm in Labo, Camarines Norte shortly after midnight
The rebels, numbering around 80, swooped down on Bohai Top International
Mining Corp. in Barangay Napaod, Labo town at past 1 a.m. and set two dump
trucks and two payloaders on fire, said town police chief Superintendent Efren
He said the rebels disarmed the two security guards and threatened to shoot
the workers if they resisted.
The military said the attack was sparked by the refusal of the firm’s
management to give in to the rebels’ extortion demand. The company is reportedly
owned by Peein Man, a Chinese national.
Authorities have yet to determine the value of the property destroyed in the
Army troops are pursuing the rebels who fled towards Barangay Benit also in