NPA-Panay armed offensive shows CDEx precision

“At all times, the NPA upholds the discipline not to harm civilians in its operations as it abides by the Geneva Conventions on the Rules of War,” said Ka Julio Montana, spokesperson of the New People’s Army Panay Regional Operational Command (Coronacion “Waling-Waling” Chiva Command.)

The NPA-Panay said in its statement, “Wala sang intensyon ang NPA nga atakehon o halitan si Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor kag iban pa nga sibilyan. (The NPA has no intentions to attack nor harm Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor and other civilians.)”

Last March 3, Red fighters of the NPA in Panay fired off a command-detonated explovise against a moving police patrol car transporting troops of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 (RFMB-6) in Barangay Canawili, Janiuay, Iloilo.

Another vehicle which carried Department of Environment and Natural Resoures (DENR) officials was allowed to pass. Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. did not show up at the scheduled activity at Barangay Panuran in the same town.

Ka Julio Montana urged civilian agencies to avoid using military or police vehicles or being escorted by military and police when entering areas of operation of the NPA. “This is to avoid being caught in the middle of a firefight,” he added.

“They cannot protect you,” he added, “How can they protect you, if they are perpetrators of human rights violations like the bloody Tumandok 9 massacre and murder of Barangay Captain Julie Catamin in February?”

NPA-Panay armed offensive shows CDEx precision