3 dead in Bukidnon mining site attack

Posted at 08/08/11 3:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Three miners died after alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a mining site in Bukidnon on Saturday.

The victims, Nano Mines Trading employees Raymond Castro, Jose Castro and Victor Aparilla, died after 50 alleged NPA rebels attacked the mining site in Barangay Kapitan Nayong, Impasug-Ong town at around 2 a.m.

Thirty employees of the small-scale chromite mining site owned by Indian national Kumar Jainani immediately fled the area upon the rebels’ arrival.

Eight employees, meanwhile, got injured in the attack.

A report said the rebels were looking for the mining site manager, Paul Magto, to complain against the company’s delayed release of its employees’ salary. – Report from Primy Cane, ABS-CBN News Bukidnon