BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The New People’s Army Mount Cansermon Command has claimed responsibility for the death of an alleged military asset in Himamaylan City, and reported having seized four firearms with ammunition from a family in Binalbagan, all in Negros Occidental.
Rebel spokesman Dionesio Magbuelas accused Randy Rosiana in a statement of being a military asset, who was meted the death penalty after a deliberation of the people’s court.
Magbuelas alleged that Rosiana was responsible for the military raids that led to the illegal arrests and filing of trumped-up charges against seven residents of Brgy. Buenavista in HImamaylan City in 2019, and actively helped the military in forcing innocent civilians to surrender as NPA rebels.
This serves as a warning to similar individuals, intelligence assets and human rights violators who have committed brutal crimes on the masses, he added.
According to the military, Rosiana, who strongly debunked claim that he was a military asset, was the second victim of cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the New People’s Army in Himamaylan City.
1Lt. Revekka Roperos, 303rd Infantry Brigade Civil Military Operations officer, recalled that Joelito Hilacio was also murdered by the NPA, who later claimed responsibility for his death on June 13 in Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City.
Magbuelas also reported that they were able to confiscate four firearms with ammunition and handsets from alias Tikboy Bongaita and his family members on July 14 in Sitio Binadlan, Brgy. Bi-ao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.
He also accused Bongaita and his “Greenan” fanatic group, that he founded in the 1990s, for committing atrocities against the masses in the area, and of forcing farmers to join his group.*