NPA massacres a
family, 2 killed, wounding another
By DPAO, 8th Infantry Division, PA
Catbalogan City, Samar – Two lives were vehemently taken as another
one in a critical condition after the terrorist New People’s Army (NPA)
massacred a family in Brgy. Bag-otan, Matuguinao, Samar Sunday
The victims were
reportedly identified as Doming and Junie dela Cruz, 50 and 22 years
old respectively who suffered gunshots all over their body that caused
their instant death while Mylene dela Cruz who were rushed to
Poblacion Matuguinao for medication.
Based on the initial
investigation, the victims while sleeping in their rest hut somewhere
in their farm were perturbed by the successive fires from high caliber
fire arms of four (4) unidentified members of notorious NPA led by
Artemio dela Cruz alias Ato who were wearing bonnet.
The 83rd Division
Reconnaissance Company of the Army’s 8th Infantry Division immediately
sent out troops to augment the
PNP in pursuing the perpetrators.
Major General Arthur
I. Tabaquero, 8ID’s commander said that the act can only be done by
the Godless and evil people and should pay not only to the people’s
law but more so to the Divine Law of God.
The 8ID strongly
condemns in the strongest possible terms this newest inhumane act of
the terrorist NPA.
Different sector of
localities that legitimately look after the respect for human rights
also condemn such evil works.
It can be recalled
that in early February, an innocent farmer known as Arman Diaz of Brgy.
Madoroto of same municipality was also mercilessly slain by the
terrorist in front of his children and wife and afterwards dragged and
exhibited at the center of barangay plaza.
On March 15, a certain
Luis Durico, Chairman of brgy. Genaronagan, Lope de Vega in Northern
Samar was also brutally slaughtered by the terrorist with his body
also dragged and brought at the center of barangay and beheaded in
front of family and constituents.
These animalistic acts
of NPA in terrorizing the civilian to solicit support are already well
known tricks that are being used long before time.
History speaks that
countless violation of human rights were recorded but as if the
progressive party-lists and cause oriented groups who are shouting for
a genuine human rights were voiceless and effortless.
This is a serious
matter that Karapatan, Katungod-SB, Sagupa-SB, Bayan Muna, Gabriela,
Anakbayan and allies must look into. Where are they now? Aren’t they
going to condemn this unpardonable act that the NPA has recently
families are crying for justice, that if ever such justice will
prevail, the lives that were taken by the terrorists can no longer be