This is about CPP-NPA attack on a CAFGU Detachment in vicinity SUMIFRU compound in Barangay Tuburan, Mawab, Compostela Valley Province in the morning of January 15, 2012. Six (6) CPP-NPA members were killed in this incident.
The soldiers recovered one (1) M60 Machinegun; two (2) M14; two (2) M16 rifles; one (1) caliber .45 pistol; six (6) cadavers; and a dump truck in the encounter site. There was no casualty on the government side.
A concerned civilian in the area alerted the CAFGU members and soldiers of 66th Infantry Battalion about the planned attack of the NPA. More or less 20 NPA were on board a stolen dump truck when the 15-minute attack occurred. Other NPA members including the leader ran for their lives after the incident. Accordingly, SUMIFRU did not heed to the NPA’s extortion demand. SUMIFRU (Philippines) Corporation is a Japanese company operates in Mindanao for banana, pineapple and papaya production.
The villagers were commended by the local government of Compostela Valley Province and the 10th Infantry Division for timely reporting to the military on the NPA’s attack plan.
Nowadays, it has been a tradition for these bandits to attack military detachments and even private properties just to showcase that they are indeed notorious and lawless but as we can see all were just meant to make them nonsense and tremendously hopeless from their meaningless principles. This damage and disturbance they create has become very prevalent and they think it is right. The funny thing there is they even tried to justify their wrong doings by making up various lies in order to hide their inequities from the public.
Recently, I have read an article telling that particular soldiers coming from different Infantry Battalions were dead and wounded. They sound like bragging just by simply reading their untamable bad mouthing against the Armed Forces wherein they mentioned numbers of individuals that were falsified because there is no such report that would coincide with their allegations. They seemed very confident with their declared numbers without concrete evidence. This only shows that they are definitely desperate because the government is very sincere towards the intention of attaining peace from the different conflict areas all over the country.
Are these statements even validated or let’s say not only overheard by these activists who were always eavesdropping gossipers in the corner? I feel sorry for the New People’s Army (NPA) distressed and unethical deeds towards this nonsense wailings they have been doing several years ago.
Some chronological events they have done were also mentioned in the statement they made in one of the leading newspapers in the city just to boast that they killed several soldiers in the hinterlands. Are these kinds of actions commendable or something they are proud of? How tragic. They thought these would make them appear brave and mighty but the truth is they looked violators of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). At any point they have no right and nobody has the right in taking lives from anyone just because of their nonsense and selfish interests.
The recent declaration of the New People’s Army (NPA) made its reader’s sick since this has been their habitual practice of patching up lies and making it appear that they are the one who are concern with the welfare of the Filipino people. The sad part there is they were constantly using these peasants and less fortunate citizen who were living in the rural areas as their props just to appear pitiful to the eyes of our fellow Filipino.
Obviously, their level of thinking is very disappointing believing that by publicizing this enormous damage they create will make them gather sympathy from the public. How pathetic and disgraceful are they just to win the attention of our fellow Filipino?
Finally, our hope for their realization is still very positive that one day they will grew tired of what they have been doing and will come back to the administration since our government will always be there for them regardless of what they have done in the past.
STOP ARMED STRUGGLE