NPA-Bukidnon mounts grenade attack on abusive police checkpoint


The New People’s Army (NPA)-Bukidnon lobbed a grenade at a checkpoint manned by elements of the First Bukidnon Police Mobile Force Company in Barangay Cabulohan, Cabanglasan on June 1. Two policemen were wounded in the offensive.

A day after the incident, responding police troops were again blasted by another NPA unit.

Along with the military, the said police elements are responsible for blockading and harassing farmers and Lumads from various villages in Cabanglasan. They man several checkpoints and block residents from traveling from and to barrios to buy food supples and sell their produce. They are also responsible for confiscating the goods bought by residents as they claim that these are NPA supplies. The said checkpoints terrorize residents and aggravate their sufferings.

In Malaybalay City, a unit of the NPA-Bukidnon ambushed operating soldiers of the 8th IB at Sitio Bendum, Barangay Busdi, Malaybalay City on May 19. Two soldiers were killed and there others were wounded.

In Palawan, a unit of the Bienvenido Vallever Command also fired at a detachment of the 18th Special Forces Company at Mantayog Falls in Barangay Bunog, Rizal on the last week of May.

The military unit is responsible for hamletting approximately 100 Palaw’an families under the guise of Covid-19 response. They severely res­trict the mobility of residents in the community. The soldiers are also notorious for spear­heading antisocial activities even in adjacent communities.

NPA-Bukidnon mounts grenade attack on abusive police checkpoint