AFP-PNP illegaly arrests 2 farmers
Two farmers were arrested in their residences on planted evidence during the election period. Elements from the 61st IB, Iloilo Provincial Intelligence Unit and PNP-Leon arrested Victoria Tumabiao in Barangay Jimog-Gines, Leon, Iloilo last May 9, election day. Tumbiao is a pollwatcher for the Anakpawis party list and a leader of the Leon United Peasant Association.
Danila Hapa, a resident of Sitio Parad, Barangay Fabrica, Barcelona, Sorsogon was arrested for illegal possession of firearms last May 4 by the PNP-Barcelona and 31st IB. Hapa is the 12th victim of evidence tampering in Sorsogon.
Killing. Elements of the 67th IB shot to death Lolong Magallanes at Sitio Mamparasan, Barangay San Roque, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur last May 6. Magallanes, since April, has been harassed by intelligence elements and was accused to be in contact with and a supporter of the New People’s Army.
Arson. 31st IB troops ransacked and torched Adelfa Quiñones’ house last May 13 in Barangay San Pascual, Casiguran, Sorsogon. Soldiers also threatened Henry Fusana with retaliation if they had been attacked by a unit of the people’s army in the area.