Identifies 3 of 5 intel agents in Maco massacre
on youth to come to the countryside
CITY - Condemning the recent killing of four militant youths in Compostela
Valley, the New People’s Army (NPA) in Mindanao called on the youth to come to
the countryside and join the NPA. It also identified three of the five alleged
intelligence agents that abducted the victims.
a statement signed by Rigoberto Sanchez and sent to media, the NPA’s Merardo
Arce Command, which covers the Southern Mindanao region, tagged Capt. Mamaril of
the military’s Intelligence Security Unit (ISU), 1st Sgt. Roy
Telang, and an ISU operative named Adan Marcus as perpetrators. Mamaril is the
leader of an ISU team whose areas of responsibility include Tagum City and
Compostela Valley province.
four youths – Marjorie Reynoso, Lito Doydoy, Ramon Regase, and Jonathan Venaro,
all of Maco, Compostela Valley province – were abducted Sept. 19
and found dead on Sept. 22. The bodies were buried in a shallow grave inside a
banana plantation farm in Compostela town. Reynoso was reportedly raped several
times by her abductors.
to the statement, the three military agents, along with two other unidentified
ISU operatives, brought the victims to a safehouse in Trento, where they took
turns raping Marjorie Reynoso.
NPA condemned the killing as “part of the worsening state terrorism licensed
and orchestrated by the U.S.-Arroyo regime.”
NPA said the “intensifying state terrorism has not made civilians exempt from
this barbarity. In Southern Mindanao alone, thousands of peasants, women,
elderly and youths have been harassed, assaulted, abducted, tortured,
interrogated, and, worst, slaughtered by the military and CAFGUs on the mere
suspicion that they were sympathizers of the revolutionary movement.”
also charged as “bankrupt” and “malicious” the claims by Col. Agane
Adriatico that the NPA had the four victims killed. Adriatico is the chief
of the military’s 5th Civil Relations Group for Southeastern
NPA compared the situation under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the
martial law regime. It said that a “virtual state of martial rule” exists in
the folly of the strongman Ferdinand Marcos, the U.S.-Arroyo regime is
committing the same delusion that martial law can annihilate both legal and
armed revolutionary resistance. On the contrary, it will only swell the ranks of
NPA extended sympathies to the families of the “Maco Four” and urged the
people to launch protest actions against state terrorism and for the youth to
join the NPA.
enjoin all enlightened youths to come to the countryside and join the New
People’s Army where they can channel their skills, talents, and energies for
the benefit of the revolutionary masses of peasants and the Filipino people,”
the statement read. Bulatlat.com
Massacre in Maco, Compostela Valley: Alleged military
intelligence agents abduct, torture, murder youth activists
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