NPA owns Hed­cor bomb­ing; po­lice silent on in­ci­dent

Sun.Star Davao - - NETWORK NEWS -

BAGUIO - The Leonardo Pacsi Com­mand of the New Peo­ple’s Army (NPA) op­er­at­ing in Moun­tain Prov­ince ad­mit­ted to bomb­ing the Sa­ban­gan sub-sta­tion of the Hy­dro­Elec­tric De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Hed­cor) Inc.

In a state­ment, the NPA al­leged that the lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Sa­ban­gan ear­lier re­quested Hed­cor for as­sis­tance in de­vel­op­ing their lo­cal wa­ter re­sources to build a mini-hy­dro plant un­der the build-op­er­ate-trans­fer scheme of the re­ac­tionary gov­ern­ment in 1989.

“Hed­cor took ad­van­tage of this sup­ported by the Elec­tric Power In­dus­try Re­form Act and the Re­new­able En­ergy Act of 2008 which opened the nat­u­ral en­ergy re­sources for prof­itable busi­ness fa­vor­ing in­de­pen­dent power pro­duc­ers,” the rebels said.

SunS­tar Baguio sources re­vealed on Tues­day night, Oc­to­ber 10, 10 fully armed men held at gun point two on-duty Hed­cor se­cu­rity guards at the plant’s tap­ping point.

The armed men then planted an Im­pro­vised Ex­plo­sive De­vice and det­o­nated it, caus­ing a sin­gle ex­plo­sion that re­sulted to dam­age the con­trol room of the sub-sta­tion.

The firearms of the on-duty se­cu­rity guards were also al­legedly taken by the sus­pects but re­leased as the men left on foot to­wards Made­pde­pas Data in Sa­ban­gan town.

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