Rebels raid Iloilo police station


At least 50 suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) raided a police station in Maasin, Iloilo province on Sunday morning, ABS-CBN said.

Chief Inspector Aaron Palomo, public information officer (PIO) of Philippine National Police Iloilo Provincial Office, said 50 to 70 armed men swooped down on the station at about 11 a.m. Sunday.

No one was hurt in the incident, but the rebels carted away four Glock pistols and nine Armalite rifles, Palomo said in a telephone interview.

Also no policemen were hurt during the raid, but the rebels took several firearms from the police station including eight M16 rifles, four Glock 9mm pistols, five handheld radios, a base radio, two laptops and worth P25,000 case from the police station and a patrol car.

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog placed the entire city on Sunday in full alert status as a precautionary measure shortly after the NPA raid in Maasin.

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