The Mt. Cansermon Command – New People’s Army (MCC-NPA) strongly condemns the continuing human rights violations in Barangay Tan-awan, Kabankalan City. Jointly operating troops of the 94th Infantry Battalion and 15th Infantry Battalion unleashed their fury on innocent civilians following an armed encounter and their frustration on chasing a unit of the MCC -NPA last September 17.
There have been 8 cases of harassment wherein 1 victim was threatened with a knife , 2 cases of illegal search, 3 cases of indiscriminate firing and 5 were illegally arrested of which two of them were Julito Muleta and Nelson Agaton. The most brutal and barbaric crime is the beheading of Bernardo Guillen and leaving his decomposing body at a ravine near the encounter site.
These vicious crimes against the people are cowardly acts of the bloodthirsty butchers of the fascist regime. Together with Duterte, they should be held accountable and be made to answer to their numerous transgressions.
As the true army of the people, the NPA will continue to heed the call for justice for all the victims of state-sponsored violence. The day of reckoning is near for the fascist dogs as the NPA is always ready to punish the most rabid police, military and paramilitary forces to defend the people. The NPA will continue to launch all-out offensives to end the reign of terror of the Duterte regime. ###