Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Wednesday, 30 September 2020 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << September 2020 >> 
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

NSA Gonzales condemns killing of PDSP leader

Davao City (26 June) -- National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales yesterday condemned the killing of the second highest officer of his party, Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas general secretary Danilo Yang, by unknown assassins in Laguna Wednesday night.

Yang, also a Laguna provincial board member, was killed with two of his aides in Brgy. San Juan Bautista, San Pablo City, when five unidentified men ambushed them during a program in celebraton of the barangay fiesta. A fourth companion of the victims was wounded.

Gonzales noted that Yang was warned by army intelligence about two weeks ago of possible attempts on his life by the New People's Army.

The PDSP leader had been in the order of battle of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the NPA since 2004 because of his vital position in the party and its efforts to educate communities on the true character and modus operandi of the communist group.

The national security chief observed that there have been a rising number of political killings like Yang's.

Gonzales appealed to all democratic political parties and other democratic organizations in the country to join the PDSP in its fight against terrorism of all types and against politicians' collusion with terrorist communists.

Gonzales described Yang as one of the pillars of this fight. "He has been very active in exposing the terrorist character of the CPP-NPA. He is certainly a great loss not only to the PDSP but also to this cause," he said.

Yang, a PDSP community organizer and political officer since his youth, rose to become a board member of Laguna in 2007 after topping the election for the councilors of San Pablo City and later the provincial league of all city and municipal councilors.

Killed with Yang were PDSP members Manolo Barcenas (Brgy. Chair of Brgy. Santiago 2, San Pablo City) and Brando de los Santos (security staff). (NSA/PIA XI) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»Davao City celebrates Arbor Day
»Peace gathering to be held in Davao City
»Davao Norte set to regain human development setback
»"Negosyo, Kaya Mo!" launched
»TWG to lay ground for per-second voice call rate regime
»NSA Gonzales condemns killing of PDSP leader
»Cebuano News: AGR dili makauli sa iyang birthday
»Japan makes possible the construction of birthing facility in Leyte
»Japan-funded Las Navas Bridge enhances economic productivity in Catubig Valley
»Waray-Waray News: Ginpasalamatan han Pangulo an mga marinero han ira kuntribusyon ha ekonomiya han Republika han Pilipinas
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines