Pres. Duterte Angered by the NPA Attack on Humanitarian Soldiers During Bagyong Urduja Relief Efforts

The tough talking President of the Philippines, Pres. Rody Duterte condemned the NPA rebels as he was angered with the latest atrocities committed by the terrorist group who attacked the government's forces conducting humanitarian works during the onslaught of Bagyong Urduja.


According to Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, the Presient comdemned the atrocity during his meeting with local officials in the towns affected by storm in Naval, Biliran.

Pres. Duterte reiterated during his meeting with local officials that the atrocities conducted by the NPA is one of the reason why he has opted to cease all talks with the New People's Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.



The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reported that on Sunday, two soldiers were hurt while on their way to a relief operation in Catubig, Northern Samar after they were waylaid by NPA members in the area.

The injured soldiers were identified as Cpl. Yzazel Laure, who sustained a wound on his belly and Pfc. Roland Gomez, who was hit in the buttocks.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque in a separate interview called the NPA and its political arm, the Communist Party of the Philippines, as "traitors." Roque also noted that under the International Humanitarian Law, an attack against a soldier conducting humanitarian activities is considered a war crime.

Source: PNA

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