Intelligence Report”: A Mere Fabrication
By Maj. MELECIO Y. CASTILLO, 803rd Brigade
Samar – The recent exposition of the alleged military intelligence
report that was mentioned in the eleven-page National Fact-Finding
Report of the allied CPP’s legal front on the killing of Fr. Cecilio
Lucero is purely fabricated [read
fabricated report was handed over to them by an “unidentified state
forces asset” that up to this press time remained to be doubtful.
In this alleged
“military intelligence report”, names mentioned in its first part are
persons who happened to be close to the military authorities and are
team partners of the Army units in the area in the pursuit of peace
On the other, when
these names were verified, those concern persons denied their active
involvement in any leftist organization; some even does not exist
while some of them are already living in Luzon or other parts of the
country and even abroad.
Though some are former
militant activists, most of them vehemently denied any current
affiliation with any leftist organizations and are now partners in
shaping a peaceful Northern Samar, some are even members of the
Northern Samar Peace and Development Forum (NSPDF), and affiliated
school-based teams of our units helping University of Eastern
Philippines (UEP) create a more conducive learning environment and
Mid last year, the
creation of Northern Samar Peace and Development Forum (NSPDF) was
sponsored by the clergy particularly the DCC to help out in improving
the economic stability of the province thru the pursuit of peace and
order, good governance and development.
It was partnered by
AFP, PNP, Provincial and Local Government Units and other concerned
agencies and became very active in peace and development programs
within the province.
This forum created
another wall that blocks the fault-finding leftist organization to
reach out and poison the minds of the local folks.
casually reported that all officers of the University Student Council
of the UEP with Luke Jansen Detera as President are also the leaders
of the League of Filipino Students. However, most of these students
categorically denied this previously in a symposium with the military
which was attended by all officers of school-based organizations and
some school administrators led by Atty. Mar De Asis, UEP President at
the UEP Kapihan last August 20, 2009. What then is Karapatan implying
with this statement?
These are but some of
the usual tactics of the CPP-NPA-NDF in an area where they are already
loosing their grip, to create a wedge between the supportive
stakeholders and the military units.
This is a clear
manifestation that the leftist/militant organizations in the province
are desperately crafting issues and stories to destroy accord and
harmony within the society.
The relentless massive
information drive jointly conducted by the Army units in the area and
other concerned agencies, the legal front of the CPP-NPA-NDF in the
province is indeed losing their grip within the urban areas as the
local folks are becoming aware of their deceptive schemes.
prompted the KARAPATAN and other allies to craft a propaganda issue
finger-pointing to the military all atrocities in the province but
have not undertaken any fact finding activity on atrocities done by
the NPAs! Likewise, they have not even included in their investigation
the murder of Manolo Daza, Mayor Cesar Sasi Vicencio, among others.
Lucero, brother of assailed Fr. Lucero even expressed his heartfelt
appreciation to the efforts of the Army units in the area helping the
on-going investigation for the immediate resolution of the aforesaid
This baseless issue is
no longer new to this organizations particularly the fact-finding turn
fault-finding mission usually conducted by KARAPATAN to evade the
truth to the public.
This is the primary
task of NDF, the branch of CPP in terms of legal struggle to support
the armed struggle being staged by the NPA in the countryside.
by the KARAPATAN to be linked with the CPP-NPA-NDF, the alleged
“results” of the fact-finding mission is a mere propaganda aiding the
armed movement to continuously flow in the far areas. Why not conduct
fact-finding mission in against the brutal killings perpetrated by the
NPAs in the area? The answer is obvious.
Meanwhile, the Army
units in the area remain steadfast in their mandated mission and
continuously upholding the programs left unfinished by Fr. Lucero.
We are appealing to
the public to work hand-in-hand with the authorities to include media
entities and various religious and people’s organization to take
account our moral obligations to maintain harmony in the province.