Army chastises NPA for killing CAFGU member in Negros Oriental

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The Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, 3ID, led by Brigadier General Inocencio Pasaporte, condemns the CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT)’s barbaric attack on a member of the CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) at Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental on September 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

CAA Paderna is a member of the CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) under the 62nd Infantry Battalion. He is 51 years old, married, and a resident of Brgy Pinocauan, Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental.\

In Sitio Basyao Brgy. Pinucauan, Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental, Paderna was shot numerous times by MOL ten (10) lawless armed elements believed to be members of the Communists Terrorist Groups (CTGs) of the Central Negros Front 1 (CN1).

Three (3) used M16 rifle ammunitions, five (5) used Cal.45 pistol ammo, one (1) Cal.45 cartridge, and one (1) Cal. 5.56mm slug were among the items found at the crime site.

“This inhumane act of the CPP-NPA Terrorists must be condemned to full extent. It is a desperate move to kill innocent civilians just to show that their senseless organization is not in continuing defeat in Negros,” said Brigadier General Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Brigade Commander.

“We pity those Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) members whose spiritual and moral values have been destroyed by a senseless armed struggle and resort to this kind of violence,” he added.

“Your Army in Negros extends our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of CAA Paderna who are currently grieving for their loss this difficult time of COVID-19”, BGen Pasaporte further said.

Meanwhile, Army, in collaboration with the Philippine National Police, will support the family in bringing charges against the culprits, and will call on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and other human rights advocacy groups, such as Karapatan, to investigate CAA Paderna’s murder.

BGen Pasaporte also urged the CPP-NPA terrorists to lay down their weapons, stop violent conflict, and integrate into mainstream society in order to achieve a just and enduring peace.

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