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Communist Rebels’ Brutal Carnage

August 25, 2010

The video below shows the Communist rebels’ brutal killing of eight (8) policemen who were sent to investigate the execution of a village councilman in northern Samar.

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8 police officers killed by rebels in Northern Samar ambush

TACLOBAN City, Philippines  – Communist rebels killed eight police officers in the outskirts of Catarman, capital of Northern Samar, and took their weapons and uniforms in a daring ambush Saturday that could be a prelude to escalation of attacks against government forces in the region.

The New People’s Army (NPA), armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CCP), earlier executed a village councilman identified as Rolando de Guia, then waylaid responding authorities sent to investigate the execution.

Army and police reports identified the policemen-fatalities as Senior Inspector Nicasio San Antonio, deputy police chief of Catarman, SPO3 Juanito Julio, SPO1 Juancho Estiron, PO3 Marlon Estrimera, PO2 Marcial Espilembergo Velardi, PO1 Arnel Saludario, PO2 Rodel Balag and PO1 Edgar Cabales Catunbay.

The group was aboard a Hilux patrol vehicle, which was initially crippled by two roadside improvised bombs planted by the rebels, when they were simultaneously hit with volleys of fire coming from a hill where the ambushers took position.

Numbering around 40, the rebels then inspected their victims and executed those they found to be still alive.

The rebels took the policemen’s seven handguns and four M16 rifles, stripped their victims of their clothes and other personal belongings, then torched the vehicle before fleeing.

The insurgents, led by a certain Ka Nordan (Salvador Nordan), are now being pursued jointly by Army troops led by the 802nd Infantry Brigade and local and provincial policemen.

“We have already inserted Scout Ranger and K9 units under Col. Oscar Lopez into the area and are now pursuing the fleeing insurgents,” Army chief Maj. Gen. Arturo Ortiz said.

Prior to the carnage, a certain Editha Natividad of Barangay Imelda texted the Catarman police station that about ten armed men entered their village at about 5:30 a.m. and executed de Guia.

Upon receipt and validation of the report, Nicasio organized a police team and immediately proceeded to the area, only to fall into the rebel’s trap.

“All our policemen were killed. Those who were still alive were also executed before being stripped of their clothes and other personal belongings,” said Senior Superintendent Manuel Cubillo, Eastern Visayas police spokesman.

PNP condemns attack

Meanwhile, the PNP leadership condemned the carnage and described the actions of the NPA rebels as “very brutal” and “inhuman.”

“Not only did they use a land mine against the policemen which is banned by the Geneva Convention, they also finished off the survivors of the attack, execution style,” said PNP spokesman Senior Supt. Agrimero Cruz.

“This dastardly act indicates that the CPP-NPA are indeed wolves wearing sheepskin, who on the outside espouse peace initiatives, but on the inside are murderers who pounce treacherously on their innocent prey,” added Cruz.

Cruz said some of the policemen killed in the attack had massive injuries to the face, as if repeatedly hit by rifle butts, and they were shot from close range. – With Jaime Laude, Mike Frialde, AP

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Ardeen Roy Diamante permalink
    August 26, 2010 3:38;refer=emc;lang=eng

    • August 27, 2010 3:38

      There should be no peace talk with these terrorist/criminal rebels. There should be no negotiation to a group of terrorists who seek to turn this nation into a Maoist/Marxist slave pen. There should be no further delay in ending insurgency in the country. I grew up in Ilocos Sur and I know fully well that the NPA in my area executed eight people, most of whom were my neighbors. The NPA is a group of murderous thugs! They are the real human rights violators!

      • January 10, 2013 3:38

        ur right my friend the countries where communist ideology is their form of government have already collapsed and I dont know why these few dull Filipinos are still doctrinising it

  2. October 4, 2010 3:38

    Just watch zeitgeist addendum for more information, coz capitalism didn’t work for humanity. capitalism must be abolish there nothing more and humanity suffers to much hunger, war, crimes politics, ect….. that is why there is competition and they want to win the game they want us to play.. my felllow homo sapiens stop dreaming of the odd this is it we must go beyond our politics, war, hunger and poverty. love one another

  3. July 14, 2011 3:38

    police officer and personnel oftentimes dismissed their miscalculations and shortcomings as an ill act of the NPA though the evidence shows otherwise. it is merely more on attacking the innocent of the members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) since they can never be easily proved their innocence. this incident should be investigated thoroughly and that the statement and police reports should be weighed with fairness and justice.

  4. April 20, 2012 3:38

    dinatala ga maoobos mga yan dapat magonaw nalang ang mondo ….kakainis mga yan..dima wala

  5. batobato permalink
    May 13, 2012 3:38

    The modus operandi is decades old: kill someone in a remote village, notify the authorities, wait for them to come up the killing zone, viola!

    I wonder why those policemen never learned of that. Were they not lectured by veteran superiors? I am not exactly blaming those poor cops. But jeeeez. It is guerilla war tactics 101.

  6. zyfer pejicas permalink
    May 22, 2012 3:38

    Yan ba ang snsbi nlang pnniwala mga duwag kyo lmaban kyo NPA hnhamon ko kyo na lmaban ng prehas, kya dpat hndi cla bnbgyan ng pagkkataon mbuhay din dhil sa ganyan gwain nla wla clang kapwa tao!

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