All hot air in Gen. Bautista’s so-called legacy as NPA mounts two ambushes vs. 25th IB in Laak

Aris Francisco
Comval-North Davao South Agusan Sub-regional Command, NPA - Southern Mindanao
July 15, 2014

The military’s criminal and barbaric acts belie the positive legacy of a “transformed” and “world-class military organization” bragged by the retiring AFP Chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista. Ongoing military operations in Laak, Compostela Valley and the Red Army’s tenacious battle to preserve its ranks and punish the enemy expose Bautista’s hype and the AFP’s further descent to decay.

To do battle against the rising number of fascist troops and punish them for their atrocities, the New People’s Army Comval North Davao South Agusan Sub-regional command ambushed the 25th Infantry Battalion-10th Infantry Division in two separate incidents July 14 evening in Laak.

At 8:15 pm in Brgy. Mabuhay, five NPA fighters who were positioned five meters away opened fire against an incoming Kennedy military truck. Two of the 10 troops aboard died on the spot and fell from the truck, while three others were also killed.

At 8:16 pm in Brgy. Andap, another NPA team discharged command detonated explosives and damaged the second of two km40 military vehicles bearing troops of the same Army unit who came from its operations in Brgy. Ampawid.

The 25th IB was responsible for arresting and torturing Rodino Diner, a civilian and a resident of Purok 9, Brgy. Mabuhay. On July 13 at 1pm, the troops subjected Diner into prolonged interrogation while his face was swathed in a plastic and a blade hovered at his neck. They released him some 12 hours later.

The Army’s Reengineered Special Operations Team (RSOT) also occupied barangay halls and subjected the masses to intimidation, red-tagging and other forms of psychological warfare since it started operations a month ago. Earlier on July 9, the NPA sniped and wounded one of the RSOT elements.