THE families of alleged victims of the New People's Army rebels in Moises Padilla and other neighboring areas are asking for justice through a thorough investigation of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).
In a letter to CIDG Director Major General Amador Corpus, dated June 14, 2019, the families of Jaime Mori, T/Sgt. Romeo Infantile, Edwin Liboon, Armando Secuya, Magdaleno Grande, Bernard Bolhano, Dave Valente, Joerito Amable, Alejandro Borres, Michol June Ruales, Rusty Caminade and Jolomar Hilario claimed that they were victims of the Sparu Unit of the NPA operating in Moises Padilla and neighboring areas in Central Negros.
"Their death have caused us emotional and mental sufferings, aside from the financial difficulties we have experienced since the victims are ‘all fathers of the family’ who earned a living for us, their parents, wives and children," the families stated in their letter.
Some of the victims, like Hilario was Sangguniang Bayan member when he was killed. Some of them have served the government by protecting the peace and order in the town and ensured the welfare of the people of Moises Padilla, they added.
The families also cited that while the NPA has claimed responsibility for the said killings, the government up to this day has not taken any active steps in bringing to law those who are responsible for their deaths.
"We hope that the government through your office will help us seek justice for our departed relatives by conducting an immediate and through investigation of each of the case involving these 12 victims of the NPA atrocities," the families further stated.