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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, January 31, 2019
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‘NPA kills brgy tanod’


Six New People’s Army rebels shot and killed a barangay tanod Tuesday in Brgy. Carol-an, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, a military official said yesterday.

Lt. Col. Egberto Dacoscos, 62nd Infantry Battalion commander, said that the victim he identified as Cornelio Morales was grabbed and shot, in front of his daughter and several others, at a waiting shed in Sitio Camandag of the barangay.

Morales, a barangay tanod of Carol-an, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, including a fatal injury on the head, Dacoscos, who condemned the brutal killing of the victim, said.

The gunman appeared to be a minor, according to witnesses he added.

Dacoscos said that the involvement of the NPA in the killing of Morales was further confirmed, after showing pictures of some CPP-NPA personalities to the witnesses.

“This is a clear violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarial Law,” he stressed.

Dacoscos also called on Negrenses to help in putting to a stop NPA atrocities and human rights violations, by reporting any information on their activities and locations.*


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