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Negros NDF slams gov’t

Interest in the controversial ambush of civilians and some policemen, that claimed the lives of nine persons, and caused injuries to 12 others, refuse to die down, almost a month after it happened in Brgy. Puso, La Castellana.

This was after the National Democratic Front- Negros again slammed the government and state security forces for allegedly demonizing the CPP-NPA and the NDF, on the La Castellana incident, while deodorizing its human rights records, to conceal the rampage of extra-judicial killings.

NDF-Negros spokesman Frank Fernandez accused the Office of the Malacañang Communication Group, AFP and PNP, 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division, as well as Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., for sensationalizing the incident, as they also overglossed the issue of the two civilians who were killed.

Fernandez, in a statement, based on the initial investigation of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command, claimed that members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team, some of whom were killed in the June 27 La Castellana encounter, were armed with high and low caliber weapons.

The arming of BPAT and mobilizing them for counter-insurgency operations, as admitted by Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, regional police director of Western Visayas, and anti-people activities will make them legitimate targets by the military and police operations of the NPA, he said.

Despite the anti-revolutionary and anti-people record of BPAT, it was not the intention, of the NPA unit in central Negros to punish or staging an ambush of the BPAT and PNP aboard the Canter truck, Fernandez also said.

In order to avoid a repetition of the incident, Fernandez reminded the public not to ride on vehicles with armed military and police personnel.

He also called on local government units and individuals not to allow the use of their vehicles in the transport of PNP and AFP personnel.*GPB

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