Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 August) — Suspected communist rebels burned a boom sprayer truck owned by Del Monte Philippines in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon last Thursday, the military said.

Capt. Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the Army 4th Infantry Division said three unidentified men armed with pistols stopped the boom sprayer truck and told the driver to leave the vehicle.

Martinez said the armed men poured gasoline on the truck and left it burning at Field 87 Pineapple plantation, Zone 3, Barangay Impalutao in Impasug-ong town last Thursday evening.

He said Del Monte Philippines reported that the truck cost P6 million.

Army and police authorities urged witnesses to come forward to identify the culprits.

Del Monte Philippines operations in Bukidnon have been subjected to numerous attacks by NPA rebels in the past.

NPA rebels attacked Del Monte’s main camp in Camp Philips in Manolo Fortich town, Bukidnon and destroyed several trucks in February 2013, killing a security guard and injuring three others. (Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews)