inquirer.net – A security guard was killed and three others, including a civilian, were wounded when armed men believed to be New People’s Army (NPA) rebels stormed the compound of a multinational firm here past 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
The military said the attack could be part of the rebels’ campaign to collect so-called revolutionary taxes from businesses operating in the province and elsewhere.
Capt. Christian Uy, of the military’s 4th Infantry Division, confirmed the NPA attack on the Del Monte Phils. compound, also known as Camp Philips.
Dr. Taruc Larson, resident physician at the Camp Philips Memorial Hospital, identified the slain security guard as Nerry Alfredo.
Wounded were security guards Jofol Sumawan and Franklin Millanes and civilian Mario Ayuban.
In a statement, Del Monte said its operations were not affected by the attack.
“The incident is truly unfortunate and Del Monte management is unaware of the reasons why the rebels committed such acts of violence,” said the firm.
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