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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, July 11, 2016
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Isabela folk to rally
against violence

The series of atrocities done by the New People's Army in Isabela, Negros Occidental, may have been too much for town officials and its residents.

Town officials and residents will hold a multi-sectoral peace and march rally Wednesday at the poblacion of Isabela in condemnation of the recent assassination of Councilor Crispin Posadas, the responsibility for which was immediately claimed by the NPA Leonardo Panaligan Command in central Negros

Mayor Enrique Montilla III said the peace activity is a way of sending the message to the perpetrators, to stop violence in the town.

In previous months, suspected NPA rebels also raided the hacienda of Montilla, disarmed security guards of their firearms, and barred two of his allied barangay captains, from returning to their barangays.

Posadas was the 15th victim of summary execution by the NPA in Negros island, records of the Army's 303rd Infantry Brigade showed.

Because of the killing of Posadas and other terroristic activities of the NPA, Montilla said, “The people of Isabela are living in fear”.

Cris Posadas, eldest son of  the slain councilor said he does not understand why his father was shot to death. He also strongly debunked NPA claims that his father involved in illegal activities.

“My father was well- respected and loved by his constituents, as he is known for his generosity,” Cris said.*GPB






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