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Ex-CAFGU shot by communist terrorist in NegOr

by Jennifer Catan-Tilos

Dumaguete City (17 October) -- Police Supt. Alet Virtucio of the Provincial PNP here said, the recent bombings perpetrated by terrorists and killings by the Communist Terrorists (CTs) of AFP and PNP personnel as well as civilians including CAFGUs showed human rights violation to its fullest.

Col. Virtucio said, the most recent violation of human rights that was committed by the CT's happened last 6 September 2006 when three unidentified persons believed to be members of the terrorists dissidents shot to death one Julwar Gantalao y Zerna at Sitio Bunacan, Barangay Mandapaton, La Libertad, this province.

Initial investigations revealed that the victim was a military asset and an ex-CAFGU, when he was inside his house the perpetrators shot him and fled away. Elements of La Libertad Police Station proceeded to the area of the incident to conduct follow-up the investigation.

The CPP/NPAs and other threat groups have been restless in spreading fear in the minds of the people who have stood against them or refused to give in to their terroristic activities. Many vital installations and establishments have been damaged and hampered. The normal operations of businesses and other economic entities are disrupted.

However, Col. Virtucio said that law enforcers here in the province have been working relentlessly for the possible target of terrorism such as the Buglasan Festival. Some 150 policemen were separately deployed daily around Capitol area.

Meanwhile, Task Force Usig slammed the opposition for riding on the Communist Party's propaganda line of extra judicial killings, particularly in the cases of slain Aglipayan Church Bishop Alberto Ramento and parish priest Dionisio Estrada of Tago, Surigao del Sur.

The task force pointed out that the results of the investigations already established that criminal elements are the culprits in the slaying of Ramento and Estrada. (PIA) [top]

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