first_imgThe Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6)condemned the arson in Guimbal. The real victim, said PRO-6spokesperson Joem Malong, is not Wilkinson Construction but the public. The men, who introduced themselves asrebels, ordered the people at the motorpool to step aside and not resist, saidCaro. The torching at the motorpool ofWilkinson Construction was carried out at around 10:45 p.m., according toPolice Lieutenant Nelson Caro, Guimbal police chief. These cement mixers of a construction company were torched by suspected rebels in Guimbal, Iloilo late night on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Police investigators believed the company resisted the rebels’ extortion attempts. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “The NPA is the only group with thecapacity to do such acts (extortion and arson),” said Caro. “Angkompanya lang amon,” the men told themotor pool people, added Caro.center_img Wilkinson Construction had beenreceiving extortion letters from the New People’s Army since 2017, the policechief revealed. “The men left the constructioncompany’s employees unharmed. Perhaps the firm did not pay revolutionarytaxes,” said Caro.  Burned down were two mixers and abackhoe. They cost an estimated P16 million. “There would be delays in ongoinginfrastructure projects,” she said./PN ILOILO – Armed men believed to bemembers of the New People’s Army (NPA) set on fire the heavy equipment of aconstruction company on Wednesday night in Barangay Igcocolo, Guimbal town. last_img

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