Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Rebels deny extortion activities

From the Visayan Daily Star (May 12, 2020): Rebels deny extortion activities

The New People’s Army Leonardo Panaligan Command strongly debunked military claims that they are extorting P2,000 each from beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program in Negros.

Ka JB Regalado, spokesman of the Leonardo Panaligan Command,
claimed in a statement that the Armed Forces of the Philippines was desperately making up stories to hide their fatal setback in their focused and sustained military operations against the NPA.

Regalado also accused Col. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, of discrediting the efforts of the NPA to provide medical and production services to beleaguered communities in the countryside, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

He alleged that Pasaporte only wants to get the people’s sympathy away from the NPA.

Soldiers of the 11th, 15th, 62nd, 79th and 94th Infantry Battalions being supervised by the 302nd and 303rd Infantry Brigades had been dispatched to various areas of Negros Island to secure beneficiaries of the Special Amelioration Program.

In other areas of the country, Capt. Raymond Jamisal, 62IB Civil Military Operations officer, said that NPA rebels staged attacks against COVID-19 front liners and seized goods intended for needy families.

These terrorists are just waiting for any opportune time to disrupt government programs to advance their twisted ideologies, Jamisal said.

The 62nd and 94th IBs recently secured SAP and Unconditional Cash Transfer beneficiaries in different areas of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, who received P90.7 million in cash assistance.On May 9, the 79th Infantry Battalion and the local police also extended security assistance to 124 senior citizens in the hinterland barangays of Malasibog, Paitan and Libertad in Escalante City.


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