Saturday, October 2, 2010

1003rd Brigade, 10th Infantry Division AFP Brig. Gen. del Rosario's media stunt: a grand cover-up-NPA (NDF)

1003rd Brigade, 10th Infantry Division AFP Brig. Gen. del Rosario's media stunt:
a grand cover-up

Ka Parago
1st Pulang Bagani Company
Merardo Arce Command
NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command
27 September 2010

The local City Council of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the public could not be fooled into believing the malicious and downright fictitious tales spewed out by the Armed Forces of the Philippines 1003rd Brigade commander Brig. Gen. Eduardo del Rosario. His demand for the Davao City Council to investigate the "lumad killings" and his tirade against local human rights activist Kelly Delgado -- as a supposed mastermind of a so-called New People's Army assassination plot against EastMinCom-AFP's Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang -- are entirely divertionary.

Del Rosario's recent publicity stunt desperately wanting to pass off as his own quest for justice comes cheap in the light of investigations to the mounting human rights violation cases and Alamara murders that victimized civilians in Paquibato, Davao City. Del Rosario aims for a grand cover-up for his war crimes he unleashed in the Davao hinterlands.

First, del Rosario's exhibition is to deflect attention away from the current 1003rd Brigade-AFP's operations that already took its toll on the lives and livelihood of lumads and settlers in Paquibato. In less than two months, almost a thousand civilian victims suffered from various human rights violations in Paquibato villages including the extra-judicial killing of civilians Julius Tamondes and Reynaldo Labrador.

Del Rosario wants to bury in silence the outcome of his offensive AFP operations.

Second, del Rosario's pathetic script implicating Delgado to the armed NPA has only further exposed the general and the regime's continuing policy of extra-judicial killing of civilians -- now under the extended anti-people Oplan Bantay Laya (the GRP's national security program) of the newly-installed Pres. Benigno Aquino III.

Delgado's case is no different to the more than a thousand activists killed under Oplan Bantay Laya since 2001 who were all civilians, unjustly accused with trumped up charges; and connecting them to the armed NPA.

The case of the brutal death of Rebelyn, a young teacher and a civilian, done by the 10th Infantry Division-AFP's intelligence group is what del Rosario wants to continue in Southern Mindanao. Much as Del Rosario tries to deceive the public, his bad script only puts to light his wanton disregard for international humanitarian law.

As the Davao City Council moves to probe the militarized Paquibato, del Rosario wanted to sway public opinion away from his serious criminal culpability against the Paquibato masses for sowing terror, fan divisiveness among the lumads and settlers; and instigate the recent Paquibato cold-blooded murders.

Under del Rosario's revival of the failed Alsa Lumad AFP strategy, he uses the divide-and-rule tactic among civilians, and uses the vigilante Alamara as expendable pawns to carry-out Oplan Bantay Laya to fight against the revolutionary movement. He has armed and regrouped the Alamara into the 168-strong Long Range Bahani platoons and established liquidation squads among Lumad thugs using as point guard his confidential agent Ruben Labawan.

It is not surpising that one of Labrador's killers, a paramilitary Cafgu identified as Roberto "alias Kulot" Repe, remains scot-free, and is regularly seen in Paquibato and Paradise detachments and in the 69th Infantry Battalion-AFP command post in Barangay Dalisay, Panabo City.

Numerous initial reports have also reached our guerrilla office that the 69th IB-AFP, the so-called "peace and development" troops, are forcing village officials to issue certifications that would clear the fascists of any wrongdoing in Paquibato.

Del Rosario's delusions to wipe out the revolutionary movement in the Davao hinterlands have only resulted to grave abuses to civilians. His delusions have all the more contributed to the revolutionary courage among the masses in the Davao base areas.

Thus, del Rosario's fascist minions in Paquibato are always vulnerable to the NPA tactical offensives. In the latest 1 September NPA demolition team operation in Mapula, Paquibato, eight Alamara vigilantes and two regular 60th Infantry Battalion-AFP troops were killed in the NPA tactical offensive -- a punishment to the grave crimes the 1003rd Bde-AFP have unleashed against the people.