Three soldiers assigned to the 41st Civil-Military Operations Company filed physical injuries and robbery charges against the leader and members of KARAPATAN in Surigao Del Sur Friday.
Charged were Eliza Rodriquez Panganiban and still unidentified members of her group.
This was disclosed by 4th Infantry Division public affairs office chief Capt. Joe Patrick
The charges were in wake of the Sept. 13 incident where Panganiban and her companions allegedly assaulted Sgt. Lomer Ramoso, Pfc. Gregorio Cabason and Pvt. Reymund Siluterio who were then having lunch at a seafood restaurant in Lianga town,
The attack stemmed from the mistaken belief that the three were members of the Magahat Group reportedly behind the killing of three persons in Barangay Diatagon, also in Lianga town, last Sept. 1.
KARAPATAN members reportedly went for the three troopers and beat them badly.
Other members started grabbing their personal belongings such as cellular phones, wallets, watches, and necklaces.
Police officers from the Lianga Municipal Station then arrived at the scene and rescued the three and brought them to the station for safety.