Tago, Surigao del Sur, Apr 15 – The Communist NPA Terrorist (CNT) has brutally killed another militiaman in San Miguel town, this province, yesterday April 14, 2020.
The victim was identified as CAA Wilson Behing, 34 years old a resident So Lamesa, Brgy Carromata, San Miguel, SDS who is rendering duty at Bitaugan PB, Brgy Bitaugan, San Miguel. SDS. CAA Behing was murdered by more or less 5 NPAs believe to be a member of Platoon 2, Sub-Region Sentro de Grabidad (SRSDG) 2130 of the North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC).
In an initial investigation, CAA Behing came from San Miguel Municipal hall because he gets the 5k assistance as beneficiary of Social Amelioration Program (SAP), upon his return to his residence at Sitio Lamesa, Brgy Carromata he was shot and stabbed that resulted to his untimely death. CAA Behing suffered multiple gunshot wounds and stabbed wounds on the different parts of his body.
Based on the Art 4, Part IV of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL): Civilian population and civilians shall be treated as such and shall be distinguished from combatants and, together with their property, shall not be the object of attack. This is another history of the Communist NPA Terrorist disrespect of the International Humanitarian Law and human rights law. The killing of innocent civilians without armed is a war crime and a crime against humanity.
It is also very clear that the communist NPA Terrorist is not sincere on their declaration of ceasefire against the government, it can be noted that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has announced a ceasefire from March 26 to April 15 to allow the government to focus on its fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. But the CNTs are taking advantage of the ceasefire to target vulnerable and innocent civilians to cause fear on the communities to support their futile cause.
In his statement, Lt Col Jezreel Diagmel, Commanding Officer of 36th Infantry (Valor) Battalion vehemently deplores the brutal killings of the CAA Behing who just want to bring the government support to his family amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is very clear that the CNTs showed their true identity of being a murderer and butcher. This is a manifestation of a war crime and a crime against humanity,” Army Official Added.
“I call on the human rights advocate again to investigate on this matter and give justice to the families of the victim,” Lt Col Diagmel ended.
Meanwhile, troops of 36IB proceeded to the area and retrieved the cadaver and immediately transported to San Miguel MPS for post mortem examination and proper investigation.
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