A manhunt was ordered to track down unidentified armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who burned down a boom sprayer truck of a multi-national company in a remote village in Impasug-ong town in Bukidnon.
Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo, the military general headquarters in Manila, said that the burning incident took place at around 6:30 p.m. Friday at a pineapple plantation located on Zone 3, Brgy. Impalutao in Impasug-ong town in Bukidnon.
Reports sent by the Army’s 4th Infantry Division said that Arnel Ortiz, a worker of Del Monte Philippines, was driving the truck when three armed men ordered him to get off.
The armed men then poured gasoline on the vehicle and set it ablaze.
Ortiz escaped unharmed and immediately informed his co-workers of the incident.
The police said Del Monte officials estimated the value of the truck at P6 million.
Colonel Jesse Alvarez, commander of the 403rd Infantry Brigade, sent troops to support the police in tracking down the perpetrators.