From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Feb 15): EMC condemns NPA’s Ambush of Relief Assistance Convoy in Surigao
The Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) condemned in the strongest terms the action of the New Peoples Army (NPA) that despite their declaration of ceasefire they ambushed an aid convoy that delivered relief goods to the victims of the earthquake in Surigao.
This atrocity by this armed lawless group has added to the suffering and misery of the people who are trying to recover from the devastation brought by the earthquake.
We call on everyone at this time to show compassion and help in aiding the victims of this tragic event instead of promoting violence.
Rest assured that despite this NPA attack, the Eastern Mindanao Command will continue its efforts in helping the LGUs and the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council to restore normalcy in the earthquake affected areas.