NPA sighting report in IN is false alarm?

VINTAR, Ilocos Norte, April 25–A police team scaled the upland areas of this town to verify earlier report that there was a recent sighting of suspected New People’s Army rebels roaming in the remote villages of Ilocos Norte.

For five days, the lawmen led by Chief Inspector Jaime Quiocho, town police chief, scoured the areas with the mission to validate the NPA sighting report.

The report cropped up following the recent broad daylight bloody attack in Gonzaga, Cagayan where the town mayor was killed by NPA gunmen during a Monday flag-raising ceremony in front of their town hall.