79th IB hit for ‘trumped up'
raps vs. militant leaders
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The Rachele Mae Palang Command in southeast Negros, the Philippine Army has claimed to be almost decimated, slammed the 79 th Infantry Battalion for filing what it calls “trumped up” murder charges against well-known leaders of progressive groups in Dumaguete City.
Rebel spokesperson, Ka Estrella Banagbanag, said in a statement he issued that the 79IB is clearly targeting the legal progressive mass movement that is at the forefront of the protests against the one-island, one region proposal of Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.
Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo opposes the concept, saying it needs further study.