AFP fake encounters in Bicol
Not less than three fake encounters were staged by the 9th ID and police forces in Bicol’s provinces this May to project the Marcos regime’s victory in decimating the armed movement in the region.
Latest among these is the fake report of an encounter in the boundary of Garchitorena and Lagonoy towns in Camarines Sur in the first week of May. The military also issued fake reports of encounters in Masbate and Camarines Norte. Because of the military’s failure to corner units of the people’s army in the region into decisive and tooth-and-nail engagement, the fascist military and police aim its terrorist violence against the civilian populace.
Meanwhile in Sorsogon, state forces released a fake report on May 6 claiming to have “arrested” former Red fighter Marlon Macabuhay, who actually surrendered on April 3. Contrary to the state’s promises of “assistance and reintegration,” Macabuhay was imprisoned in Gubat police station even in the absence of any legal charges.