Philippines: Communist rebels torch rubber plant

rubber plant_frontThe Philippines’ largest natural rubber processing facility in Mindanao was torched by communist rebels on September 2.

And not only this, but the plant manager was immediately killed when he stepped on a landmine placed by the rebels as he approached the factory.

The fire was set by members of the New People’s Army as they were attempting to burn down facilities of the Standard Rubber Development Corporation.

Around 20 rebels attacked and burned the plant by pouring gasoline on the building and fled thereafter, police said. Some $235,000 worth of property was lost in the incident.

The plant in North Cotabato employed 600 workers,who now are losing their jobs, and used to be the country’s leading natural rubber producer and exporter.

Police said that “extortion demand” was the motive for the arson.



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The Philippines' largest natural rubber processing facility in Mindanao was torched by communist rebels on September 2. And not only this, but the plant manager was immediately killed when he stepped on a landmine placed by the rebels as he approached the factory. The fire was set by members of the New People's Army as they were attempting to burn down facilities of the Standard Rubber Development Corporation. Around 20 rebels attacked and burned the plant by pouring gasoline on the building and fled thereafter, police said. Some $235,000 worth of property was lost in the incident. The plant in North...

rubber plant_frontThe Philippines’ largest natural rubber processing facility in Mindanao was torched by communist rebels on September 2.

And not only this, but the plant manager was immediately killed when he stepped on a landmine placed by the rebels as he approached the factory.

The fire was set by members of the New People’s Army as they were attempting to burn down facilities of the Standard Rubber Development Corporation.

Around 20 rebels attacked and burned the plant by pouring gasoline on the building and fled thereafter, police said. Some $235,000 worth of property was lost in the incident.

The plant in North Cotabato employed 600 workers,who now are losing their jobs, and used to be the country’s leading natural rubber producer and exporter.

Police said that “extortion demand” was the motive for the arson.



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