Armed men attack town hall, police station in Governor Generoso town

DAVAO CITY — Armed men attacked the town hall and police station in Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental on Sunday night.

The armed men were believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) but unconfirmed reports also point to a losing candidate with connections to a pirate group operating in the coastal town.

Sketchy reports reaching PNA Davao also revealed that the house of a newly-elected mayor of Governor Generoso was also strafed by the armed men.

Capt. Rhyan Batchar, spokesperson of the 10th Infantry Division, confirmed the incident happened around 8:00 p.m. Sunday but could not provide more details because of the ongoing firefight.

Reinforcement from military forces could not enter the town due to landmine explosions in Barangay Talisay. PNA/