When the case of Leon was first reported in a national daily, soldiers paid their relative a visit, demanding to see him. “The relative was told to bring the family home so they could talk about the issue, not through the media,” Arante said.
Evangelista said soldiers are spreading rumors that Leon’s family is prone to mental illnesses.
“First of all, it is not true,” he said, “Granting for the sake of argument that it is true, there should still be a triggering event. In this case, it was the military’s harassment and beating up of Leon.”
“We want no less than the pull out of the military from our community and a stop to the recruitment of CAFGUs from among our youth,” Arante said. (Bulatlat.com)