Incident Summary:

01/22/2006: Approximately 30 suspected New People's Army (NPA) members broke into the cell tower of Globe Telecom on fire in the town of Bagac in Bataan Province of the Philippines. They then overpowered the three security guards, Gil Mendoza, Levy Bonife, and Ray Bruno, poured gasoline around the facility and set it on fire. There were no reported casualties from the attack, but the tower was destroyed. There were no reported claims of responsibility.




Southeast Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity Globe Telecom
Specific Description Cell phone tower
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) escaped (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
New People's Army (NPA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 30
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Highlights: Philippine Terrorism Issues 23-29 Jan 06,” Philippines – OSC Report, January 23, 2006.
“Mao Meets Mafia in Philippines Revolution,” AFP, January 22, 2006.
“Another Cell Site Destroyed,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 29, 2006.