Army condemns killing of lumads
Camp Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City (15 October) -- Officials of the Philippine Army recently issued a statement strongly condemning the killing of lumads by suspected New People's Army (NPA) members.
The statement said: "The latest of these extra judicial killings include Datu Amora Dagsil of Paquibato who was murdered by the terrorists' death squad last Sept 26, 2009. On Oct 7, NPA bandits, bereft of any valid ground, abducted and killed Datu Intoy Baguio and the lifeless body of the 71-year old Matigsalog leader was found in a ravine in Brgy Callawa, Buhangin District in Davao City a day after."
"We abhor any form of criminality in a civilized world such as ours more so such brutality only the devil is capable of. We are a nation known for our sensitivity and respect to others whatever the creed, belief and religion of people around us," said Cpt Emmanuel R Garcia of the 10th Infantry Division. (10ID) [top]