Camarines Norte NPA vows justice for “Casiguran 4 massacre”

Andres Hubilla alay Ka Carlo, Ka Mango. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

DAET, Camarines Norte – The New People’s Army (NPA) based in Camarines Norte vowed to exact justice over the treachery and brutal killing by State troops of 2 NPA members and 2 civilians in Casiguran, Sorsogon, now known as “Casiguran 4 massacre”.

This came up after a silent probe was conducted by Sorsogon NPA over the week regarding the circumstances following the alleged “clash” between AFP troops and NPA red fighters in Casiguran last July 28, Friday.

In that incident, 2 NPA members Andres “Ka Magno/Ka Carlo” Hubilla and Miguel “Ka Billy” Himor were killed, including the slaying of 2 civilians Arnel Borres and Dick Laura.

The probe revealed the victims in Barangay Trece Martirez, Casiguran, were caught unarmed by State troops and were executed. The incident was made to appear by State troops that an alleged encounter had taken place involving 30 NPA men and AFP troops.

“This is a clear violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). The two NPA members were already caught, unarmed and thus, in no capacity to fight back, and should have been treated as ‘hors de combat’ or outside the fight, with the basic right to life,” said Carlito Cada, spokesperson of NPA Armando Catapia Command (NPA-ACC) in Camarines Norte.

“Their murder, along with the murders of the 2 civilian witnesses, is a violation and evidence of the cowardice and brutality of the AFP and PNP. Nothing good can be expected from those who fight without principle, more so when they are egged on by their rabid President to kill, instead of arresting, the NPA,” Cada said.

According to the statement released Friday, Ka Carlo (Hubilla) was known by the masses and comrades as a humble revolutionary cadre.

A former teacher by profession, Hubilla loved discussions, even with other prisoners when he was incarcerated. Often called “’Pay Carlo” (Father Carlo) by the masses and comrades whom he lived with and guided, his small frame hid the fact that he was one of the pillars of the movement in Sorsogon.

The NPA statement did not mention on how they will exact justice for the Casiguran 4.

Over the past weeks, NPA-ACC troops have been active in Camarines Norte, launching tactical offensives on isolated AFP detachments and patrol bases. [BicolToday.com]

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