Ang Bayan
December 21, 2020

AFP’s crimes in Sultan Kudarat and Western Samar

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The Task Force Central (TFC) of the military is perpetrating unabaed atrocities in Sultan Kudarat. Last September 10, more than fifteen 15 families in Sitio Tupi Bato, Midtungok, Sen. Ninoy Aquino were displaced after their houses and farm produce were razed altogether by the 37th IB.

The regional NPA unit reported that nearly 2,800 Dulangan Manobos, Tidurays, Moros and setlers fell victims to harassment and killings by the said unit from January to November this year.

Its crimes include the killing of Milboy Dakula, 17, and Dino Limboy, 23, on September 4 in Barangay Santa Clara, Kalamansig. On September 5 in the same barangay, soldiers hogtied and hung from a tree, Cris Macargas, a 40-year old mentally-challenged man. On October 22, soldiers ransacked, looted and burned a house at Sitio Ebe, Barangay Lagubang, Sen. Ninoy Aquino.

The TFC is under the Western Mindanao Command and comprised of elements of the 37th IB, 7th IB, 6th IB and PNP Special Action Force.

Western Samar. The last victim killed by the 46th IB in the province was Joey Ocasla, 38, resident of Barangay Sinalangtan, Calbiga. He was gunned down by soldiers after opening the door of his house on October 23, 3 a.m. They were looking for his wife who is a barangay captain.

The fascists also killed in September Juanita Pacayra, captain of Barangay Antol.
Farmer Teddy Solayao, resident of Barangay Magdawat, was also killed by the 46th IB in his farm in August.

AB (2020-12-21): AFP's crimes in Sultan Kudarat and Western Samar