Communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels burned a 10-wheeler truck along Road 41, Sitio San Antonio, Barangay San Roque,
Initial report received by the Northeastern Mindanao Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) points to members of the communist rebel group who burned the vehicle driven by a certain Bebot Tampos.
Supt. Martin M. Gamba, regional spokesman of PRO 13, said group troops are still investigating the incident. Quoting the initial investigation report from BCPO, Gamba said Tampos was in the truck with his helper certain Bebe Macaylas and their escort Mario Ytac who was driving a TMX single motorcycle, when they were stopped by five fully-armed NPAs led by a certain “Commander Sayatsat”.
Tampos and Macaylas were tied by the suspects who immediately fled after burning the truck. The suspects took Ytac and his motorcycle.
The truck owner, Engr. Dodoy Go of Bislig City allegedly received threats from the NPA when he didn’t pay the revolutionary tax days before the incident.