Communist rebels torch construction firm heavy equipment for refusing to pay revolutionary tax

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  • Construction equipment worth at least P5 million were torched by communist rebels in Quezon
  • The equipment were destroyed after RTY Construction Company refused to pay revolutionary tax being demanded by the rebels
  • Personal belongings and cash of the company’s workers were also taken by the armed men

Heavily-armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines set fire to a construction company’s heavy equipment and other materials Saturday night, July 15.

As per a Journal story, twenty members of the NPA stormed the RTY Construction Company in Barangay Tanag Ibaba, Lopez, Quezon around 9:30 p.m. and torched a payloader, two Isuzu mini dump trucks, an Isuzu truck concrete mixer, and an Isuzu Elf truck.

The rebels also burned down two Robin generator sets, three Robin plate compactor sets, three Robin mixer engine and a Robin concrete cutter set.

The construction equipment worth at least P5 million were destroyed by the communist rebels after the company refused to pay “revolutionary tax.”

Chief Insp. Romulo Albacea, Lopez Police commander, said the rebels also took cash and personal belongings of several workers of the construction company including their foreman.


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Journal, Philstar, Manila Times