Seven firearms were seized by the New People’s Army (NPA)-Bulacan during its raid against armed guards of the Monte Grande Development Corporation (MGDC) last June 13, at around 11 a.m. at Barangay Ciudad Real, San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan. Seized firearms include five high-powered rifles, two .9mm pistols and ammunition. The raid lasted for an hour.
MGDC is owned by big bourgeois-comprador Lucio Tan. His company is notorious for grabbing 77 hectares of farmlands in the area. Tan employed MGDC’s armed goons to drive farmers away from their lands.
Ka Jose del Pilar, spokesperson of NPA-Bulacan, said that the raid is a punitive action against Tan to give justice against the abuse of MGDC to the farmers and residents.
Negros Oriental. NPA-Negros Oriental successfully raided the residence of Mike Jacosalem last June 12, 4:30 a.m. in Barangay Humay-humay, Guihulngan City. Jacosalem is a notorious druglord in Negros Oriental and Cebu.
Jacosalem eventually died in a hospital while one of his men died in the encounter. Seized firearms from the raid include four .45 calibre pistols, a Browning shotgun, eight radio handsets, magazines and ammunition.
On the same day, at around 7 p.m., units of NPA-Negros simultaneously harassed two CAFGU detachments on Barangay Imelda, Guihulngan and Barangay Guba, Vallehermoso. At the same time, three other military actions were conducted separately by the NPA in Guihulngan, Magallon, and La Castellana, Negros Occidental.
[Ang Bayan is the official news organ of the Communist Party of the