Agents strafes house of Kasama-Bukidnon leader
SUSPECTED ELEMENTS of the 88th IB strafed a house where Elita Manlapid, 59, and her family were staying on the night of June 16. Manlapid was the chairperson of the San Fernando Kasama-Bukidnon chapter in 2013.
She has been repeatedly pressured to “surrender” as a member of the New People’s Army in 2016 and 2019. The 88th IB also summoned her to their headquarters in Maramag. The residents in the area have been experiencing violence and threats by an AFP-organized paramilitary group. Kasama-Bukidnon has been leading the fight to defend the Pantaron range and stop mining companies from destroying the Lumad’s ancenstral land.