What is Happening in Paquibato, Davao City?

The 10th ID announced on March 4 that it had pulled out the 3rd Special Forces Battalion from the area, replacing it with troops from the 60th Infantry Battalion, according to 10th ID chief of staff Lysander Suerte.

But the battle over Paquibato was far from over. On March 12, another Paquibato resident was murdered. Uriel Emata Clerigo, one of Duterte’s political leaders, was gunned down inside his house in Paradise Embac. He was known to have opposed the increased presence of military troops in Paquibato.

Hearing reports that some military officers did not like the way he dealt with the insurgents, Duterte said he will leave Paquibato to the military.

But Councilor Danny Dayanghirang called on the military to respect the civilian authority, which is, “at all times, over and above the military.”

Dayanghirang, who ran and won in the second district of Davao City where Paquibato belongs, said Paquibato had always been peaceful in the past years when soldiers were not yet around. Davao Today / Posted byBulatlat.com

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