94th IB ransacks 7 houses in Himamaylan City

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The 94th IB soldiers and Citizen Armed Geographical Unit (CAFGU) elements illegally raided and ransacked seven houses in Sityo Cabagal, Barangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental on June 7, at 2 am.

The residents were terrorized when military troopers suddenly stormed their homes. The 94th IB’s massacre of the Fausto family on June 14, 2023 in their barangay where these butchers killed the couple Emilda and Roly and their two minor children is still fresh in their memories.

Soldiers kicked in doors in raiding the seven houses. Among the raided was the house of Leo de Baguio’s family. Soldiers forced him to go to a detachment in a nearby town. He refused out of fear for his safety and life.

There are two military detachments near Sityo Cabagal. They are located in Sityo Hilamonan and Mahalang where the CAFGUs and 94th IB soldiers are camped. It becomes the center of militarization and heaping human rights violations by state military forces.

This year, the 94th IB illegally arrested at least four farmers in Barangay Buenavista. More than 20 are victims of threats, harassment and intimidation. Many of them are members of the Baklayan, Bito, Cabagal Farmers Association (BABICAFA), an organization where the massacred Fausto family belonged.

AB: 94th IB ransacks 7 houses in Himamaylan City