Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sibalom police monitoring NPA sightings

From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 22): Sibalom police monitoring NPA sightings

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique - The Sibalom Municipal Police Station is now monitoring sightings of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a remote village.

Sibalom Municipal Police Station officer in charge Inspector Clark Philip S. Dinco said in an interview on Thursday that because of the reported presence of armed men in the village, they were appealing to barangay officials and the community folks to coordinate with them and provide the necessary information.

He said that they were conducting strict patrolling in the municipality as they were on heightened full alert status in view of the recent raid and encounter of the government troops with the NPA in Iloilo province.

Dinco said there was no Muslim community in Sibalom, thus, any suspicion of presence of Maute terrorists was not much of a concern.

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