The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) here has recently condemned the brutal killing of two soldiers and one civilian informant believed to be perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) particularly the Danilo Ben Command operating in
Atty. Cecilia M. Lazaro, CHR officer-in-charge, said the red group should uphold and respect the principles of the international humanitarian law.
Earlier, decomposed bodies of two soldiers and a former member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU), were found inside a chapel at Sitio Masi, Barangay San Juan in Rizal town and feared to have been executed.
The remains were identified as PCF Jay Tugao, PCF Victor Balao-as, both from Pinukpok, Kalinga, and Jayson Santor of Rizal who were reportedly went missing last March 2015.
The three were allegedly killed by the members of the NPA on March 29, 2015 despite calls by some church leaders and peace advocates to release them.
Lazaro urged the perpetrators to end the killing as this would not bring peace and development in the country.
She likewise assured the families of the three victims of financial assistance worth P10,000 each as soon as their cadavers will be identified and turned-over by the investigating team to their respective families.