Suspected NPA members spray CAFGU camp in Batangas with bullets in celebration of founding anniversary

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  • A group of suspected New People’s Army members harassed a CAFGU base by spraying it with bullets
  • According to a police official, it was probably the NPA’s way of making their presence felt since they are celebrating their anniversary on March 29
  • There were no casualties reported on both sides

A group of suspected NPA rebels had launched a harassment attack by firing at a newly-established base of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in San Juan town; weeks before the NPA anniversary on March 29.

San Juan police chief Supt. Joemar Labiano said suspected rebels opened fire on the CAFGU camp at the remote Sitio Sampaloc, Barangay Bulsa at 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Luckily, there were no casualties reported on either side.

58 cartridges from a 5.56-caliber rifle were recovered from the scene.

“According to our counterparts (in the Armed Forces of the Philippines), it was just their (NPA’s) way of making their presence felt since they are celebrating their anniversary on March 29,” Supt. Labiano said.

The NPA was founded in March 29, 1968 as the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

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