The plan of the New People’s Army(NPA) to wreak havoc on the day of the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte was foiled.
Thanks to the concern residents who cooperated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines that led to the discovery of the Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) who allegedly owned by the terrorist group.
On July 21, the 81st and 87th Infantry Battalion carried out a strike operation in Basey, Samar after they obtained some stories that IEDs had been saved by the members of the NPA in the place.
The army recovered 19 improvised explosive device throughout the operation.
According to the intel that they obtained, the bombs had been planned to use towards the authorities forces in Samar on July 24, throughout President Rodrigo Duterte’s SONA speech.
They additionally mentioned that the bombs had been meant to be use throughout President Rodrigo Duterte’s SONA to seize the consideration of the public and trigger alarm to the residents.
Armed Forces of the Philippines had been grateful that the local people of Basey helped them to forestall one other terrorism act of the New People’s Army which carried out a number of ambushes that killed many authorities personnel final week.
The Communist Party of the Philippines expressed their disappointment after President Duterte declared martial legislation in Mindanao and even prolonged it for an additional 150 days.
In response of the martial legislation extension declared by President Duterte, the communists ordered their males to launch assaults towards the authorities.
President Rodrigo Duterte introduced that he would finish the peace talks between the authorities and the communists.
“Revolutionary forces nationwide are firmly united and ever determined to resist martial law in Mindanao. The New People’s Army must continue to strengthen itself nationwide by carrying out armed counteractions and offensives across the country to defeat the Mindanao martial law and nationwide all-out war,” CPP mentioned of their assertion.
Source: RMN Tacloban