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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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NPA claims
assassination at M. Padilla

The New People's Army yesterday claimed responsibility for the assassination of an alleged campaign leader of a mayoralty bet in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, on May 1.

Magdaleno “Nonong” Grande, 54, elder brother of Moises Padilla councilor-candidate Agustin Grande, was shot on the head outside a cockpit in Brgy. Inolingan, Moises Padilla.

The NPA carried out the liquidation of Grande based on a decision of their revolutionary court, Ka Ann Jacinto, deputy spokesperson of the Leonardo Panaligan Command, told the DAILY STAR.

The NPA alleged that Magdaleno had served as an informant of the Armed Forces of the Philippines against the rebel movement. He was also linked to alleged extortion, holdups, killing, and beatings of farmers, which sources close to the victim denied.*CPG



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