SAN FERNANDO, Bukidnon (DWDD) – The New People’s Army (NPA) murdered two (2) civilians in San Fernando, Bukidnon last 12 July 2017, but claimed they were soldiers.
The 8th Infantry Battalion received reports regarding a shooting incident which transpired on the early morning of 12 July 2017 in Barangay Dau, San Fernando, Bukidnon. Two civilians victims were killed, who happen to be living nearby.
Contrary to what the rebels were claiming, there were no soldiers among the casualties since there were no troops operating in that area when the crime transpired. Should there be any casualties on the government troops, we would not hesitate to inform the public. We will not deprive our fallen comrades the recognition of being heroes of this country. It is a soldier’s privilege and honor to live and die in service of the people.
In line with this, the rebels should answer for the murder of two civilians who were both indigenous people. Clearly, they have low regards to the rights of the Indigenous People (IP) community. Justice should be given to the families of those IP casualties. CMO 8IB / MCAG