NPA punishes mercenaries behind the Sagay massacre

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The New People’S Army (NPA)-Northern Negros launched simultaneous armed actions against the mercenary Sarona Group on January 2 in the town of Purok Kawayan, Barangay Bug-ang, Toboso, Negros Occidental.

The NPA ambushed and killed the leader of the group, Juvie Sarona. The tractor owned by his father was also paralyzed and burned. An M2 Carbine, a .45 Colt, a .357 revolver, a shotgun, various magazines and ammunition were confiscated from the house of the Saronas. Gadgets containing important information was also taken.

The group was involved in the massacre of nine sugarcane workers on October 20, 2018. The so-called “Sagay massacre” took place in Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City. It was also paid for and supported by the military and big comprador-landlords and hacienderos on the island.

The people of Northern Negros who suffered under the oppression and exploitation of the Saronas applauded the punishment which to them is justice attained.

Meanwhile, NPA-Central Negros ambushed CAFGU element Sunnyboy Teves in Sityo Tulingon, Barangay Binubohan, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on December 27, 2023. Teves was involved in many crimes against the masses of Central Negros.

The NPA thanked the masses who helped carry out the armed action and their continued support for the people’s army.

NPA punishes mercenaries behind the Sagay massacre