Rebels on test mission
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
If the police is to be believed, New People’s Army rebels on a test mission are the suspects in the ambush of civilians and policemen in Brgy. Puso, La Castellana, Negros Occidental.
Senior Supt. Celestino Guara, caretaker of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday said the suspects may not have been aware that civilians had hitched a ride with the policemen, barangay tanods and members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team,on their way to Brgy. Cabacungan, La Castellana.
Guara said the target of the NPA were policemen and BPAT members, as well as the two rebel returnees. “They (suspects) may have been thinking that all passengers of the truck were policemen and BPAT members,” he added