Military forces Odette victims to repair detachment


The New People’s Army-Central Negros reported on December 28, 2021 that elements of the 62nd IB harassed and made residents of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental prioritize the repair of a military detachment damaged by typhoon Odette. This was while the villagefolk were not still able to repair their own houses which were also damaged. Instead of helping them, soldiers accused residents who were helping each other to reconstruct their communities as NPA supporters.

In Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo on December 14-27, 2021, soldiers and policemen returned to barrios they attacked in 2020 where nine Tumandoks were massacred. The fascists peddled a threat that there will be a second round of massacre. They also threatened to arrest known indigenous leaders. Out of fear, more than 160 households evacuated from their communities.

In Gonzaga, Cagayan in the early morning of December 25, 2021, suspected elements of the 77th IB gunned down peasant leader Ray Basquez while celebrating Christmas with his family. The victims was outside his house in Barangay Flourishing when he was gunned down. Basquez opposed plunderous black sand mining operations in their community.

Soldiers of the 901st IBde also killed 40-year old coconut farmer JB Bon, resident of Barangay Baya in Ragay, Camarines Sur on December 12, 2021. They soldiers made it appear the he was an NPA member who was killed in an encounter in the adjacent barangay of Salvacion.

Military forces Odette victims to repair detachment