Friday, October 8, 2010

10th ID-AFP allegation baseless; killers of two Red fighters tasked by enemy, coddled by 3rd SF Bn-NDF

10th ID-AFP allegation baseless;
killers of two Red fighters tasked by enemy, coddled by 3rd SF Bn

Ka Aris Francisco
Alejandro Lanaja Command, Front 3 Operations Command,
NPA-Southern Mindanao
6 October 2010

The 3rd Special Forces Battalion (3rd SF Bn) of the 10th Infantry Division is again weaving a tall tale showing without doubt that the Armed Forces of the Philippines of the fascist Gloria Macapagal Arroyo regime is the same and even worse than under the second Aquino government, they continue to commit atrocities and dish out terrible lie after terrible lie, black propaganda after black propaganda.

This time, they peddle an extremely malicious concoction related to the death of two Red fighters of the New People’s Army.

The 3rd SF Bn-10th ID is lying through its fascist fangs when it accuses the NPA of killing Ka Jeffrey and Ka Iso. The loved ones of these two martyred revolutionaries and the public should know the truth. The 3rd SF Bn and the 10th ID must be exposed for what they really are: fascist tiger trying to don the face of a meek sheep.

Ka Jeffrey and Ka Iso were murdered by a group led by Isagani Carmelotes, a resident of Barangay Limot, Laak, Compostela Valley Province. Most of Isagani Carmelotes’ group were from Sitio Logom, Barangay Pagwas, Laak. Carmelotes and another senior member of his group masterminded the brutal twin murders which they carried out on the night of November 16, 2009 in a house owned by one of the group members. They acted as “masa”, befriended the two and later killed them. The motive was to disarm the comrades of their rifles (M16 Armalite and M1 Carbine).

An eyewitness to the gruesome double murder confided to investigators from the local mass organization and the NPA that the two comrades were hacked before they were shot and buried. Several witnesses saw Isagani Carmelotes carrying the two high-powered rifles (HPRs) the morning after. On November 25, he surrendered the two HPRs he seized to the Charlie Company detachment in Barangay Del Monte, Veruela, Agusan del Sur (a barangay adjacent to Barangay Limot, Laak).

Within the week after turning over the two rifles, Isagani Carmelotes stayed with troops of the 3rd SF Bn stationed in the Philippine Army/Cafgu detachment in Barangay Pagwas. He acted as guide to the combat operations of the 3rd SF Bn in Laak. Up to this very day of the 10th ID-directed “drama”, Isagani Carmelotes and his criminal cohorts are handled by the 3rd SF Bn.

Few days before their brutal deaths, Ka Jeffrey and Ka Iso detached from the main body of their guerilla unit to launch attritive action against troops of the 3rd SF Bn and 26th IB’s Charlie Company who were conducting military operations in the area as part of their failed rescue attempt on prisoner of war (POW) Cpl. Dominador Alegre. The NPA released POW Alegre on November 15, 2009.

In December 2009, the Alejandro Lanaja Command of the NPA, in conjunction with the local revolutionary mass organizations started investigating the “disappearance” of the two comrades. In January this year, the investigation unearthed the facts of the incident. The murderers and their criminal coddlers will pay a heavy price for the death of our comrades. Revolutionary Justice shall be achieved in due time.

* Url: