PRO-Cor, BCPO condemn NPA attacks in Kalinga
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO-Cor) condemned the Communist New People’s Army Terrorists (CNT) for attacking the CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) Patrol Base in Uma, Lubuagan, Kalinga dawn of December 23, which led to the death of the base commander and injury to three other personnel.
“PRO-Cor condemns to the highest degree the treacherous harassment and burning perpetrated by CNTs to the CAA Patrol base in Agagama, Uma, Lubuagan, Kalinga, early dawn of December 23, 2018,” a statement by PRO-Cor Regional Director PCSupt. Rolando Nana issued on Christmas Eve read.
“The CNTs have been sowing fear and civil disturbance for the last 50 years,” Nana stressed.
According to the PRO-Cor, the CNTs have launched attacks to government troops in PRO 5, PRO 10 and now in PROCOR; this is besides murdering government servants, AFP, and PNP personnel who are serving and protecting the community. “They have shown their true color by violating the ceasefire they themselves declared. This is a manifestation that the Communist NPA Terrorists are not sincere in pursuing Peace.”
Nana said they help in the pursuit of justice for the death of Sgt. Elon Bayang, the CAA cadre, and the wounding of three others. He said “their acts of gallantry, even to the extent of giving up their lives to defend their base inspire us more.”
The regional director also reported that the CNTs have lost a comrade during their attack. The “lifeless body of Commander/Squad Leader Roy Tongdo, also known as Rex from Balbalan, Kalinga, was left behind by those whom he believed would fight side by side with him to death. Indeed, the CNTs are just after their communistic goal at the expense of their brethren.”
Meanwhile, the Baguio City Police Office also vehemently condemns the recent hostile actions perpetrated by the members of the NPA in different parts of the country.
“Time and again, the NPAs have showed their lawless and treacherous acts that killed many innocent lives and destroyed properties in the country,” BCPO stated in a social media post.
The BCPO together with its AFP counterpart, assure the public that it is continuously intensifying the conduct of counter-measures. “All government forces will remain relentless in maintaining peace and order in the country with their strengthened and combined counter-insurgency and law enforcement operations.”
The BCPO further encourages the public to report any sightings of the NPA and their atrocities immediately to the authorities or through Facebook Page KasanggaMoBcpo, Twitter @PNPBaguio, or at Email add email@example.com or through the following numbers: BCPO Tactical Operation Center 442-1211, 442-7944. **RMC- PIA CAR