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Gov't Troops Foil NPA Plan to Bomb Transmitters

Military personnel of the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division in Agusan del Norte foiled last Sunday a plan by the New People’s Army (NPA) to sabotage a number of telecommunications transmitters in the province. Major General Cristolito Balaoing, commanding general of the 4th ID, said that if the rebels succeeded in toppling the towers of the Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Philippine Telegraph and Telephone (PT&T), they would have succeeded in dealing a major blow to the province’s telecommunications system. Balaoing disclosed that 4th ID soldiers securing the transmitters on the Butuan City side of Mt. Mayapay engaged about 30 NPA rebels who were about to plant bombs on the various transmitters here. Several communist rebels were killed in the engagement, the military said. Full Story

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