Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Army exhorts soldiers to get more evidence vs. rebels

From the Philippine News Agency (Oct 31): Army exhorts soldiers to get more evidence vs. rebels

The Army has challenged all enlisted men to collect, first and foremost, substantial evidence strong enough to effectively bring justice to their fallen comrades slain by New People’s Army rebels. Maj. Gil Ileto, spokesman of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army in Western Visayas, was obviously disheartened by the court's decision to drop the murder charges against Roger Belo, an NPA rebel from Capiz accused of killing a government soldier after witnesses withdrew. Ileto issued the challenge to keep military morale high. Belo was captured by police and soldiers from the 61st Infantry Batallion on Oct 21 last year. Saddened by the unfortunate turn of events, Ileto exhorted his fellow soldiers to dig more evidence against persons running afoul of the law to make them pay for their crimes no matter who they are.

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