Palace debunks NPA claim-A A +A
Saturday, December 18, 2010
MANILA -- The Palace hit the New People’s Army (NPA) for claiming that Tuesday's Samar ambush, leading to the death of 10 soldiers and a nine-year-old boy, was a legitimate act of war.
“We certainly disagree kasi hindi ko alam kung san parte ng mundo ka pupunta at sasabihin mo na legitimate act of war kung may namatay na nine-year-old na bata,” said Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte.
The Samar incident happened two days before the 18-day truce of the government and the rebels.
The government and the National Democratic Front agreed to observe a ceasefire after NDF chair Luis Jalandoni met with government officials in Hong Kong early this month. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)