Make your own free website on Tripod.com
 
Main Stories

Globe Cell Site Attacked

CAMP NAKAR, Lucena City - New People’s Army attacked the Globe cell site located at the boundary of Brgy. Dapdap East, Tagaytay City, Cavite and Calamba City, Laguna on January 26, 2003.

In a report to Maj. Gen. Roy V. Kyamko, SOLCOM Chief from PSupt Benjamin A Belarmino PNP, that on January 26, 2003 at around 7:30, the Eastern Kababayan Center of Tagaytay CPS, Cavite PPO received a text message informing them that the Globe Cell site located at the boundary of Brgy Dapdap East, Tagaytay City, Cavite and Calamba City, Laguna was burned by six armed men.

Elements of Tagaytay City PS and Cavite PS immediately proceeded to the scene of incident and conducted investigation and hot pursuit operation.

According to the lone guard identified as Roel Opena y Mercado, 22 years old, single member of Visman Security Agency during his routine inspection inside the compound of the said cell site and while he was about to enter the building he was surprised to see the armed men outside, who introduced themselves as member of the PNP. One suspect poked the gun and ordered him to open the gate and to lie facing on the floor.

The suspects then forced open the door of the room where the VTS Nokia radio, air-conditioning unit and other important equipment are located, poured gasoline and burned it. After the incident the perpetrators left on foot heading towards an unknown direction and carted away the service revolver caliber .38 armscor with CN 874333 and one Motorola handheld radio of the security guard.

Investigation disclosed that the motives of attacked was a failure of company to cooperate and to give extortion demand of the communist terrorist.