The New People’s Army (NPA) owned up to the killing of a village official in Esperanza, Agusan Del Sur for allegedly supporting the military’s peace and development program in the town .
Ka Omar Ibarra, spokesperson of the NPA-Western Agusan Norte-Agusan Sur Sub-regional Command, said that it meted “punishment” on Barangay Valentina councilman Rolando Insayoy for being “an enemy of the people and an instrument of the military.”
Ibarra described Insayoy as active in convincing rebels and communist supporters to surrender to the government.
Ibarra said the slain village official also assisted soldiers in its combat operations that “terrorize” lumad communities and resulted in human rights violations.
Insayoy, 31, was abducted by a group of suspected NPA rebels on Friday evening (Jan.25) from inside his home in Barangay Valentina.
The body of Insayoy was found on Monday (Jan. 28), three days after he was abducted, buried in a shallow grave in a remote village of San Luis town, also in Agusan del Sur.
His body bore signs of torture and multiple stab wounds. By CLC