Killing of five soldiers
proves rebel insincerity
TO TALKS PEACE, PALACE SAYS
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Malacañang yesterday said the attack by the New People’s Army on Philex Mining and the subsequent killing of five soldiers and injuring of two in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, Saturday is proof of their insincerity in pursuing the peace process.
“They have shown their insincerity when it comes to talking peace and wanting to come to the negotiating table,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.
Col. Rey Bañares, deputy commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, confirmed the death of the five soldiers, who had responded to atrocities committed by the New People’s Army Friday night.