2 Del Monte guards slain in ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/08 January) – Two security guards of fruit giant Del Monte Philippines were killed in an ambush Tuesday by
suspected New People’s Army rebels along the highway in Impasugong, Bukidnon.

Tito Yecyec, team leader and Ronilo Madrid died before reaching the Bethel Baptist Hospital in Malaybalay City.

Two others, Antonio Alambatin and Warlito Segura survived the attack and were brought to the same hospital.

The four were identified as employees of Padlas Security Agency and were assigned to Del Monte, a Lorenzo-owned company that operates vast pineapple and banana plantations in Bukidnon.

The guards were reportedly on patrol when waylaid by the fatigue-clad attackers who reportedly positioned themselves behind banana plants
near the highway in Capitan Bayong, Impasugong.

Police Inspector Leandro C. Bade, Impasug-ong police chief cited in his written report on the incident that the attackers carted away two
M16 rifles, a shotgun, and a .38 revolver.

They flagged down a passing pickup type multicab, which they used as their getaway vehicle.

Bade’s report said the assailants were believed to be members of the NPA.

Mariano Yamba, driver of the vehicle said the armed men asked his wife and grandchildren to disembark before instructing him to bring them to
Zone 5 in the same village.

Yamba executed an affidavit before Impasugong Mayor Mario Okinlay saying the armed men introduced themselves as NPA members. He said
they told him not to be afraid and to respond if called for investigation.

Lawyer Marco Parpan, DMPI plantation labor relations and legal services manager told MindaNews via SMS their company never received
threats from the NPA or any other group prior to the attack.

“Based on the account of the survivors, the perpetrators were not specifically targeting DMPI. They were only after the arms and ammunition that the security team carried as part of their work,” he added.

Radio Station DXDB reported classes were suspended at the elementary school in Capt. Bayong as the attack frightened the children. But
classes had resumed as of January 5. (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)

2 Del Monte guards slain in ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/08 January) – Two security guards of fruit
giant Del Monte Philippines were killed in an ambush Tuesday by
suspected New People’s Army rebels along the highway in Impasugong,
Bukidnon.

Tito Yecyec, team leader and Ronilo Madrid died before reaching the
Bethel Baptist Hospital in Malaybalay City.

Two others, Antonio Alambatin and Warlito Segura survived the attack
and were brought to the same hospital.

The four were identified as employees of Padlas Security Agency and
were assigned to Del Monte, a Lorenzo-owned company that operates vast
pineapple and banana plantations in Bukidnon.

The guards were reportedly on patrol when waylaid by the fatigue-clad
attackers who reportedly positioned themselves behind banana plants
near the highway in Capitan Bayong, Impasugong.

Police Inspector Leandro C. Bade, Impasug-ong police chief cited in
his written report on the incident that the attackers carted away two
M16 rifles, a shotgun, and a .38 revolver.

They flagged down a passing pickup type multicab, which they used as
their getaway vehicle.

Bade’s report said the assailants were believed to be members of the NPA.

Mariano Yamba, driver of the vehicle said the armed men asked his wife
and grandchildren to disembark before instructing him to bring them to
Zone 5 in the same village.

Yamba executed an affidavit before Impasugong Mayor Mario Okinlay
saying the armed men introduced themselves as NPA members. He said
they told him not to be afraid and to respond if called for
investigation.

Lawyer Marco Parpan, DMPI plantation labor relations and legal
services manager told MindaNews via SMS their company never received
threats from the NPA or any other group prior to the attack.

"Based on the account of the survivors, the perpetrators were not
specifically targeting DMPI. They were only after the arms and
ammunition that the security team carried as part of their work," he
added.

Radio Station DXDB reported classes were suspended at the elementary
school in Capt. Bayong as the attack frightened the children. But
2 Del Monte guards slain in ambush

 

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/08 January) – Two security guards of fruit

giant Del Monte Philippines were killed in an ambush Tuesday by

suspected New People’s Army rebels along the highway in Impasugong,

Bukidnon.

 

Tito Yecyec, team leader and Ronilo Madrid died before reaching the

Bethel Baptist Hospital in Malaybalay City.

 

Two others, Antonio Alambatin and Warlito Segura survived the attack

and were brought to the same hospital.

 

The four were identified as employees of Padlas Security Agency and

were assigned to Del Monte, a Lorenzo-owned company that operates vast

pineapple and banana plantations in Bukidnon.

 

The guards were reportedly on patrol when waylaid by the fatigue-clad

attackers who reportedly positioned themselves behind banana plants

near the highway in Capitan Bayong, Impasugong.

 

Police Inspector Leandro C. Bade, Impasug-ong police chief cited in

his written report on the incident that the attackers carted away two

M16 rifles, a shotgun, and a .38 revolver.

 

They flagged down a passing pickup type multicab, which they used as

their getaway vehicle.

 

Bade’s report said the assailants were believed to be members of the NPA.

 

Mariano Yamba, driver of the vehicle said the armed men asked his wife

and grandchildren to disembark before instructing him to bring them to

Zone 5 in the same village.

 

Yamba executed an affidavit before Impasugong Mayor Mario Okinlay

saying the armed men introduced themselves as NPA members. He said

they told him not to be afraid and to respond if called for

investigation.

 

Lawyer Marco Parpan, DMPI plantation labor relations and legal

services manager told MindaNews via SMS their company never received

threats from the NPA or any other group prior to the attack.

 

"Based on the account of the survivors, the perpetrators were not

specifically targeting DMPI. They were only after the arms and

ammunition that the security team carried as part of their work," he

added.

 

Radio Station DXDB reported classes were suspended at the elementary

school in Capt. Bayong as the attack frightened the children. But

classes had resumed as of January 5. (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)

 

classes had resumed as of January 5. (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)

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