7 suspected NPAs rob gas station in Guihulngan


At least seven suspected members of the communist New People’s Army robbed a gas station in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental and fled with some P50,000 cash.

Police said the robbers also made off with gadgets during the incident at Barangay Poblacion in Guihulngan last July 25.

Initial investigation showed the robbers had high-powered firearms and entered the gas station’s office by allegedly destroying its padlock (

A pump attendant told police he was sleeping when one of the armed men woke him up and threatened him at gunpoint and asked him about his manager, who was not there at the time.

Before carting away a laptop and the monitor of a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera, the robbers then wrote on the wall, “Mabuhay New People’s Army (NPA)!”

They then tied the hands of a bystander who saw them at the gasoline station before fleeing aboard three white vans.

The robbery happened around 1:30 a.m., 35 minutes after a shooting incident occurred at the same village where Barangay Buenavista chief Romeo Arbole Alipan, 64, was gunned down by 20 armed men.