AFP massacres sick Red fighters


Units of the New People’s Army (NPA) reported a blatant violation of international humanitarian law by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) over the massacre of Red fighters in Negros. Two Red fighters were also abducted, tortured and coerced to “surrender” in Cordillera.

Four hors de combat Red fighters were asleep when they were fired upon by troops of the 303rd IBde in Hacienda Builders, Barangay San Pablo, Manapla, Negros Occidental on September 30 at 2 a.m. The victims were resting in the said area to recover from flu.

The NPA-Negros Island paid tribute to the martyrs Marilyn Badayos (Ka Monet), Rudy Carbajosa (Ka Brod), Ronilo Desabille (Ka Wowie), and Rufino Bocaval (Ka Simo).

In Kalinga, couple Ricca Llanes and Daniel Ladawan, Jr. are being held incommunicado by the 503rd IBde for more than a month now since being abducted by soldiers last August 7. The couple are Red fighters who were seized while on their way to meet their relatives. They are currently detained at the headquarters of the 503rd IBde sa Calanan, Tabuk City and are denied access to lawyers and family visits.

Killing. Elements of the 9th ID gunned down July Barotillo, barangay secretary and former leader of Bayan, at his home in Barangay Lamon, Goa, Camarines Sur on October 1.

Arrest. Lorena Sigua, a volunteer teacher in a Lumad school, is currently detained based on a trumped-up charge of murder. She was arrested by the police along the boundary of Marilao and San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan.

The military illegally arrested six civilians in Masbate after accusing them of being NPA members. Chito Huligañga was arrested on September 26 in Barangay Nainday, Placer. He was maliciously accused of being a ranking NPA official.

A day earlier, state forces arrested Michael Funelas, Myra Letada, Maricris Letada, Sheryl Salazar and Vicky Ontog in Barangay Piña, San Jacinto.

The NPA-South Central Negros reported that soldiers arrested farmer Pedro Montecino and his son Christopher at Sitio Kubay-Anahaw, Barangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City on October 4. They are still being held by the 94th IB.

The police and military arrested Lino Baez of Bayan-Batangas and Willy Capareño of Anakpawis-Batangas in Manggalang 1, Sariaya, Quezon on October 6 at 2 a.m. Their families still do not know their whereabouts.

Bombing. The Philippine Air Force (PAF) repeatedly dropped bombs in Barangay Dungeg, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan on September 21 destroying farmers’ farmlands and livelihood.

In Northern Samar, the military strafed and dropped six bombs on September 16 using an FA-50 fighter jet and other war planes in San Francisco, Las Navas on September 16. The bombing lasted for seven hours forcing residents to temporarily evacuate to a nearby village.

On the following day, the PAF also strafed and dropped bombs in sa Barangay E. Duran, Bobon, forcing around 2,000 residents to temporarily evacuate to the town­cen­ter.

AFP massacres sick Red fighters