Scorched Chapel and Households in Opol, Misamis Oriental, Alleged NPA Mutineers to Blame

Cagayan de Oro – Alleged communist insurgents set four households and a chantry on fire on the daybreak of Thursday, May 29, 2020 in Opol, Misamis Oriental.

The town Mayor Maximino Seno commented on the attack and persuaded the army to preserve and protect the safety of the inhabitants of Barangay Limonda.

“I don’t exactly know the motive of the New People’s Army (NPA) why it attacked the civilians. Besides, most of these inhabitants are poor,” Mayor Maximino Seno said.

“The village dwellers witnessed two alleged communist insurgents who gushed out gasoline on the houses and chapel of the Born Again Christian,” said Capt. Rene Belmonte Jr., the representative in the 403rd Infantry Brigade of the Army.

Capt. Rene Belmonte Jr. suspected that the NPA radicals executed their criminal deeds of sweltering the chantry and four households using Guerilla Front 12 bait.

As well, Capt. Rene Belmonte Jr. said that the Guerilla Front 12 did, however, maneuver its campaigns, policies, and tactics near the border of Misamis Oriental and Iligan City.

He mentioned that the NPA revolutionaries jarred with the Army soldiers on Tuesday in Barangay Rogongon in Iligan City.

“Those rebels advanced to Zone 2 but failed to stay a bit longer when residents squared them out by telling that they did not have food to offer,” said Capt. Rene Belmonte Jr.

“This early Thursday morning, 14 communist guerrillas, mostly equipped with M14 rifles, returned and scorched the Born Again Christian Chapel and residents’ houses,” Capt. Rene Belmonte Jr. said.

“When those communist insurgents left, they yelled, “Long Live the NPA,” he concluded.

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