From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Nov 15): HEARTLESS // NPA Murders Civilian in Surigao Del Sur
TANDAG, Surigao Del Sur (DWDD) - The peace loving populace of Surigao del Sur were stunned by the shooting incident that transpired in So Hagimitan, Brgy, Bolhoon, San Miguel, Surigao Del Sur, 12 November 2015 at around 4:00 o’clock in the morning.
A certainMr. Orlando RabacaArayan, 53 years old, married and a former president of Hagimitan Water System Association (HAWASAN) was shot to death by the members of the New People’s Army believed to be under the Guerilla Front Committee 19B of the North Eastern Regional Committee, alarming the civil populace in the said municipality.Accordingly, MrArayanwas forcibly taken by more or less 30 armed NPA membersthen was shot outside of his residence sustaining multiple gunshot wounds that resulted to his instantaneous death.
The Philippine National Police in the Municipality of San Miguel is on the process of their investigation to find out the true motive and the identity of the NPA members.
They were gatheringtestimonies of the reported witnesses to aid the on-going investigation of the assassination. As of today there was no official result yet published by the investigating team.
The left-leaning organization like the KARAPATAN has been reportedly conducting disinformation to the public as part of their propaganda to gain media mileage. As expected, this group will spread lies and twisted truth to discredit the government security forces in order to support their on-going MANILAKBAYAN activity.
The army units in the Province of Surigao del Sur under 402nd Infantry Brigade convey their deepest condolence to the family and loved ones of the late Mr Orlando RabacaArayan.
The 402nd Infantry (Stingers) Brigade will continue to conduct security operations in partnership with the Philippine National Police. Meanwhile, Colonel Isidro L Purisima, the Commander of 402nd Brigade, instructed Lt Colonel Panopio,the Battalion Commander of 2nd Special Forces Battalion, to closely coordinate with the Local Chief Executive and PNP in the municipality of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur. “We empathize on his loss and we all want justice,”according to Colonel Purisima.
He further said that “we fully support the law enforcement efforts. We urged the peace-loving Surigaonons to be vigilantand actively support the peace and development efforts of the government to put an end to such atrocities so that peace and development will thrive in the Province of Surigao del Sur.” CMO 402nd Bde / MCAG