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Suspected NPA guerrillas raid water facility in Masbate

Some 50 suspected New People's Army guerrillas on Saturday raided a water treatment facility in Masbate, with police saying this could be over the firm's failure to pay "revolutionary taxes."

Bicol police spokesperson Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquin said the incident occurred at about 6 a.m. at Singfil Hydro Builders water treatment facility in Barangay Mandali in Mobo town.

The armed men and women disarmed the duty personnel and guard, took away three handheld radios, a charger, a cal-.45 pistol, and two cal-.38 revolvers.

Calubaquin said their investigation showed the company failed to pay so-called revolutionary taxes to the NPA.

Police are identifying the attackers and preparing charges against them. — Joel Locsin/LBG, GMA News