AFP calls NPA slaying of Fil-Swiss trader a 'barbaric act'

March 11, 2012 12:16 am 

MANILA, March 10 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday branded the New People's Army (NPA)admission to the slaying of Fil-Swiss trader and plantation owner as a "barbaric act".

AFP Civil Relation Service chief Brig. Gen Rolando Tenefrancia said that the communist group's admission to the brutal killing of Patrick Wineger was a clear manifestation that the NPAs did not value human life.

"This is a clear violation of human rights. moreover, what the NPA did shows that they are judge and executioner rolled into one. Indeed they practice 'kangaroo court' a barbaric act," he said.

Last March 7, Two suspected members of the NPA gunned down Wineger, a resident of Saguing, Makilala, North Cotabato, along Vuilamarso St., Kidapawan City at about 7:49 a.m. on March 7. The victim is active participant in the on going peace dialogue in the region.

The NPA Southern Command admitted it has a hand in the killing of Wineger.

Wineger, according to NPA Southern Mindanao spokesperson Rigoberto Sanchez, was one of those that funded the group tasked to execute the killing of Italian priest Fausto Tentorio in October last year. (PNA)

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