By Francis Wakefield
The Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division under the leadership of Major General Dinoh Dolina condemned in the strongest possible terms the Communist New People’s Army Terrorist’s inhumane act of killing a civilian at Sitio Camandag, Brgy. Carol-an, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental last Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
In a statement, Dolina said the CPP-NPA-Terrorists once again proved that they are the true human rights violators in Negros.
“Killing the innocent and defenseless civilian in front of his child is a heartless act that only terrorists do. And, it is a clear violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law on which the CPP-NPA-NDF is one of the signatories,” Dolina stressed.
“We will not allow this terroristic act to happen again especially to the people whom we ought to defend. We will not stop to go against these Communist Terrorists until justice is served to the families of the victims,” he added.
Cornilio Morales, a village watchman of the said barangay, sustained multiple gunshot wounds after he was brutally killed in front of his daughter and other villagers.
Civilian witnesses positively identified the suspects as members of the CPP-NPA-Terrorists and later confirmed upon seeing the pictures of the perpetrators from the military files.
Dolina also slammed human rights group Karapatan for keeping mum to the brutality of the CPP-NPA Terrorists.
“Where are the Karapatan and other human rights groups? This is the right time for you to show up and prove that you are true human rights defenders. We are challenging you to conduct an impartial investigation and help the families of the victim attain justice. Come out and condemn the ruthlessness of the CPP NPA Terrorists,” Dolina said.
“We encourage the religious sector particularly social action centers to hear the cries of the mourning family of Morales. Spend time with them and the community for you to find out the true nature of the communist terrorist group,” he added.
The Army commander also called on the Negrenses to continue cooperating with the government troops by providing information and whereabouts of the CPP-NPA terrorists especially those who are behind yet another brutal crime to stop them from casting violence against the people.(