AFP beheads farmer in Kabankalan City

On September 26, Bernardo Guillen, a 50-year old farmer was found dead near his farm in Brgy. Tan-awan, Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental. He was beheaded and his body mutilated.

In September 17, Guillen was working when a firefight broke out between the New People’s Army-Negros and a composite team of 94th IB near his farm. Out of fear, he and his wife immediately went home. They found soldiers in their house who ordered then to leave. After leaving, Guillen told his wife and children to proceed without him while he went back to the house to get something. That was the last time his family saw him. His family and neighbors, along with barangay officials, found his dead body in a ravine near the encounter site nine days later.

Guillen is the 275th peasant killed under the Duterte regime. According to Bayani Obrero, NDF-Negros spokesperson, he is also the third victim of mutilation by the AFP this year alone.

Obrero recalled the killing of Ka Rido, a Red fighter who was captured and killed by 94th IB in Sitio Agpapataw, Brgy. Binobohan, Guihulngan City last February. His fingers were cut off and his body bore bruises.

Reken Remasog, a farmer, also had his legs broken by soldiers before he was shot dead in Sitio Maluy-a, Brgy. Sandayao, Guihulngan City last August 14. Soldiers then publicly displayed his dead body and claimed that he was an NPA member.

AFP beheads farmer in Kabankalan City