Rev forces in Negros slam new 303IBde chief


Roselyn Jean Pelle Command of the New People’s Army Northern Negros Front (RJPC-NPA) harassed the CAFGU detachment at Brgy Bandila, Toboso, Negros Occidental on January 31, 7:30 PM denouncing Col. Orlando Edralin’s designation as 303rd Brigade Commander.

Ka Maoche Legislador, Apolinario Gatmaitan Command – NPA Negros Regional Operational Command (AGC-NPA) spokesperson, said NPA Negros is unfazed by Edralin’s purposive civil military operations and intel-driven focused military operations.

“It is the same fascist and violent military attacks against the people of Negros during Pasaporte’s stint, if not more diabolical,” he said.

HRVs and fake encounters

National Democratic Front (NDF) – Negros reportedly monitored 222 incidents of human rights violations last year victimizing more than 19,000 Negrosanons, 17 of these cases directly involved children.

According to NDF-Negros spokesperson Ka Bayani Obrero, the number of incidents alarmingly increased after Marcos Jr took on the reins of the reactionary state.

Also, these cases occurred mostly in the course of focused military operations of AFP and PNP troops in 73 barangays across 19 towns and cities in Negros Island, Obrero noted.

“This January we have documented nine cases of human rights abuses against peasants such as extrajudicial killings, attempted murder, ransack of peasant homes, threat and intimidation, illegal detention, and all these are results of military operations,” Obrero said.

According to him, deception is still a strategy of the 3rd ID as its battalions continue to use fake encounters to coverup peasant killings and human rights violations.

NDF-Negros monitored four fake encounters in January.

Two farmers, Jose Gonzalez of Himamaylan City and Orlando Fat of Guihulngan City, were brutally killed and falsely declared NPA fighters in fake gunfights by the 94th IB and 62nd IB respectively, while farmer Rodrigo Pasinabo, also from Guihulngan City, was able to survive the strafing of his house by elements of the 62nd IB.

Soldiers of the 15th IB fired on civilians and declared it as legitimate encounter in mid-January, Obrero added.

Defend the people

Legislador stressed that the AGC-NPA is committed to defending the people against these military attacks and seeking justice for all state-sponsored human rights violations.

He slammed the military for repeated claims fighting NPA ‘remnants.’

“Yet, the size and intensity of their military operations expose the falsity of their declarations,” Legislador commented. #

Rev forces in Negros slam new 303IBde chief