NPAs fired on a
former CAFGU, kills a two year-old child instead
By DPAO, 8ID PA
April 6, 2015
GANDARA, Samar – A
two year old female child was killed by six armed members of the New
People’s Army in Barangay Mahanud, Matuguinao, Samar on April 3, 2015
at 8:30 in the morning.
The incident took place when
the rebels opened fire at the former CAFGU member long targeted for
liquidation by the NPAs. The former CAFGU, who was identified as Mr
Jovic Dela Cruz Obiado, 38 years old, a resident of Brgy Mahanud,
Matuguinao, Samar was resting inside a waiting shed near the house of
a local resident identified as Mr Junie Arandia.
Obiado disclosed that a
certain Noynoy Erasga, a known NPA member, together with six other
armed men approached him and suddenly fired their rifles towards him.
Obiado managed to evade the group and ran to safety as the rebels
continued to fire their rifles towards him.
At that point, the owner of
the house, Mr Junie Arandia, shouted that his 2 year-old daughter,
Disley Arandia who was sleeping inside their house, was fatally hit
and was bleeding profusely. Instead of helping Mr Arandia, the NPA
perpetrators ran away towards unknown direction.
Obiado reported the incident
to the Matuguinao Police Station and the elements of 43rd Infantry
Battalion based in the area immediately conducted hot pursuit.
LTC Seigfred C Tubalado,
Commanding Officer of 43IB, condemned the barbaric acts done by the
NPA. He said that the NPA clearly ignored the CARHRIL in which the CPP/NPA/NDF
are signatories thereby killing innocent civilians. Tubalado further
said that the barbaric act is a clear violation of Human Rights.
Meanwhile, the parents of
the child sought the help of local authorities for justice and vowed
to pursue the filing of criminal charges against the perpetrators.