Philippine rebels claim attack on Japan firm

January 24, 2014 - 6:32:05 am
MANILA:  Leftist rebel group New People’s Army (NPA) yesterday claimed responsibility for the attack on a warehouse of Japanese multinational firm Sumifru Corp in the southern Philippine province of Bukidnon.

In a statement issued by the NPA’s Mt Kitanglad Sub-Regional Command, leftist rebels said they attacked the company’s warehouse in Barobo Village, Valencia City because of Sumifru’s “anti-people activities.”

A military official earlier said 10 armed men wearing bonnets barged into the warehouse of Sumifru Corp on January 17.

Bagani said Sumifru Corp incurred damages amounting to P11m ($243,000) after the leftist rebels attacked its banana packing house and paralysed a cargo truck, a backhoe, six assorted machines and destroyed three laptop computers.

The Philippine Star