Suspected NPA rebels kill Negrense farmer

first_imgHe regarded this as “blatant violations of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.” Rociana suffered multiple wounds from the shooting. Rociana was killed a month after Joelito Hilacio, 49, was also shot dead allegedly by the same perpetrators inside his house in Barangay Carabalan in the same city. BACOLOD City – A farmer was shot to death by nine suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Sitio Asaran, Barangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. “I also challenge Karapatan, who had been very silent about human rights violations of the NPA, to condemn such terroristic acts if they are not bogus human rights advocates,” he added. “Such savagely cruel acts are proof that these communist insurgents do not respect human rights and are indeed terrorists. These heinous murders should be stopped now,” he said. Pasaporte urged the local government units and other stakeholders in Negros Occidental to condemn the killings.center_img Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the 303IB, condemned the murders of Rociana and Hilacio. Last May, soldiers of the 94th Infantry Battalion discovered three NPA hideouts in the village after weeks of combat clearing operation. A report of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) identified the victim as Randy Rociana, 38, a resident of Barangay Mahalang of the southern Negros city. Barangay Buenavista is apparently frequented by communist rebels, who had figured in several encounters with government troops in the area. These are located in Sitio Mabunga, Sitio Bunsad, and Sitio Lower Olitao. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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