Friday, March 16, 2012

CPP-NPA Decades Old Murders, Arsons, Terrorism & HR Violations

CAMP AGUINALDO – The Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army continues to sow terror, violence, and bloodshed as they have demonstrated in recent spate of atrocities, landmine incidents, and summary executions conducted all over the nation.
Last February 27, 2012, members of the Army’s 25th Infantry Batallion were conducting a security patrol in San Vicente Village, Montevista, Compostela Valley when a landmine was detonated by members of the CPP-NPA where 2 soldiers died and 6 others were wounded. Last Sunday night, February 26, 2012, suspected NPA members torched 5 heavy equipments to be used for the TPLEX project of the government in Tarlac City; while 2 hauling trucks have also been burned by suspected members of the NPA in Purok 3, Brgy. Katipunan, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur. On March 1, 2012 NPA members torched millions worth of equipment including a generator set, dumptruck, 3 forklifts, and a 6x6 truck in a sawmill in Brgy. Usol, Jones, Isabela.

Brigadier General Rolando B Tenefrancia AFP, Commander, Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CRSAFP) expressed his disdain with the incessant activities conducted by members of the CPP-NPA, saying that “these acts demonstrate that the NPAs have gone above and beyond the law, and that they have placed the law in their hands through the imposition of summary executions and conducting arson which is disregarding a person his duly constituted right to life, property, and due process.”

In Masbate, Agustin Cabiles, a resident of Brgy Magkaipit, San Fernando was abducted by NPAs last February 4, 2012 and forcibly brought him to the barangay plaza where he was shot several times in plain view of the populace that resulted in his death. Ramon Tosero, a resident of Sitio Danao, Brgy. Taguilid, Claveria of the same province was also shot several times which resulted in his death, and afterwards his lifeless body was paraded on the streets by the NPAs on February 1, 2012. Both were suspected to be military/police informants.

The CRS Commander said that “the NPAs motive in killing suspected military/police informants while being paraded on the street and executed at the barangay plaza shows a great disregard for life which is aimed at instilling fear, sowing terror and dissent among the masses.”

Moreover, BGen Tenefrancia called on human rights groups to condemn the spate of killings and atrocities of members of the CPP-NPA saying “we call on KARAPATAN and other Human Rights groups to condemn these dreadful incidents as these are clear violations of the human rights of these individuals.” 
Civil Relations Service - Armed Forces of the Philippines | Zambo Times | March 14,2012 | Article Link