A partisan unit of the NPA in Southeast Negros under the Rachelle Mae Palang Command (RMPC) successfully carried out the death verdict issued by the People’s Court against a prominent local military intel agent last Friday in Sitio Tamlang, Barangay Talalac, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental.
Elmo Cardinas, in his late 40s, was convicted in an impartial and democratic judicial proceeding by a local People’s Court last March for espionage, land-grabbing and extortion. Thereafter, his case was reviewed by the higher judicial authority in the guerilla front and the verdict promulgated by the local court confirmed.
Cardinas served as guide in military operations especially in the last 5 focused military operations conducted by the 11th IB since last quarter of 2019 to July this year. He was also engaged in the surveillance and monitoring of civilians and leaders of progressive legal organizations targeted by military death squads for assassination.
Numerous cases of land-grabbing and farm encroachment were filed by the masses against him. Cardinas used his military connections and issued-weapon to threaten and coerce the masses.
He also amassed thousands by misrepresenting the NPA in collecting “revolutionary tax” to business enterprises in Pamplona and Sta. Catalina in which all the proceeds went to his pocket and his cohorts in the military.
RMPC calls on all military/police intel assets or agents to cease and desist from their counter-revolutionary and anti-people activities. Or face the full extend and long hand of the uncompromising and incorruptible revolutionary justice. ###
Ka Estrella Banagbanag
Spokesperson, RMPC-NPA Southeast Negros