The New People’s Army-Misamis Oriental would like to clearly state that it is not responsible for the reported torching of four houses and a small chapel in Barangay Limonda, Opol last May 28.
Contrary to reports in local newspapers and website, the NPA has nothing to do with the said torching.
Military reports claim that shouts of “Mabuhay ang NPA” were heard after the torching were. If this are true, then it raises the suspicion that the arson was the handywork of AFP soldiers in the area.
We would like to assure the people of Opol and Misamis Oriental that the NPA does not, and will not, destroy civilian infrastructure, especially places of worship. To the local news sites and newspapers, we would appreciate if this clarification be appended to the original story.