Friday, January 23, 2015

NPA docs found in Sagada school

From the Sun Star-Baguio (Jan 23): NPA docs found in Sagada school

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Subversive documents believed to be owned by the New People’s Army was found by the pupils in a Sagada school.

Police said 6th grade children from the Tanulong Elementary School, in Tanulong, Sagada, found the documents January 15.

The said documents were inserted at the door of their classroom.

The documents contains two sets of Ang Bayan pamphlets discussing the corruption of the Government in relation to typhoon Yolanda and the presence of the US Military in the Philippines; one page of Bagong Hukbong Bayan, justifying the recent ambush of the 54th IB last November 30, 2014; and two pages of reading materials with title, Negosyo Ti Enerhiya, Didigra Ti Cordillera and Bantay Gubat, Bantay Salakay.

Residents in the area claimed they were placed by members of the NPA during the previous night to early dawn.

According to police reports, the documents left by the NPA’s reflect their weakening supremacy. They also tried to confuse the public by claiming that the Peace Zone is a misnomer and counter-revolutionary and what made matters worse is that the rebels are using the innocent children of Tanulong Elementary School as channels to advance their cause, a clear violation of the Declaration of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It can be recalled that members of the 54th IB PA on board a military truck and Elf Canter, proceeding towards Bontoc, Mt. Province after conducting a Youth Leadership Summit at the Sagada National High School were ambushed at Pegew, Antadao, also in Sagada, Mt. Province on November 30, 2014 by the members of the NPA under the command of Leonardo Pacsi killing two of the soldiers who are both natives of Mt. Province.

Previously, the local council passed a resolution during their regular session condemning the NPA brutal attack against the government troops by staging an indignation rally.

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