CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Calabarzon Police Regional Office Chief Supt. Edward Carranza on Saturday condemned the New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist group for the of burning heavy equipment in Infanta, Quezon.
Carranza said around 15 members of the NPA torched three backhoes and a bulldozer being used for Kaliwa Dam project at Sitio Queborosa in Barangay Magsaysay in the eastern Infanta town on Friday.
“Upon knowledge of the incident, I immediately directed my men to double their efforts in solving the case and assure that the responsible persons will be put behind bars,” Carranza said.
He said the Region 4A Police Office (PRO4A) is now coordinating with our Armed Forces of the Philippines for the arrest of the perpetrators of the incident.
“Hindi po namin hahayaan na patuloy na gumawa at maghasik ng karahasan ang mga rebeldeng ito sa ating komunidad (We will not allow these rebels to continue to commit and sow violence in our communities),” he warned.
He also assured to exhaust all means to track down and arrest the suspects.
Infanta police chief Lowell Atienza said heavy equipment burned by the NPA, tagged by the US and European Union as terrorist group, are owned by the Northern Builders Corporation.
Atienza said the Infanta police together with members of the 3rd and 4th Platoon, 1st Quezon Provincial Mobile Force Company (QPMFC) led by PCI Hobert O. Sarmiento, and Quezon Police Provincial Office, Intelligence Branch headed by Supt. Norman Ranon are now conducting in-depth investigation.
The regional police office urged the public to provide information for the immediate arrest of the suspects through RD’s Hotline: 0945-764-4414 and 0908-777-9992”. (PNA)