The Communist Party of the Philippines-Central Luzon said the Philippine Army is the only one with the motive to kill Catholic priest Marcelito “Tito” Paez.
Edwin Pura, 49, was shot dead early morning Oct. 25 by two suspected military men in Gubat, Sorsogon.
A Mindanao peace group reports killings, disappearances and torture of Marawi civilians by government troops since the its military offensives began in May.
The bloody trail of killings of activists continues under the current administration.
“It seems the military is in a haste to meet its quota of civilians killed before the BS Aquino regime ends.”
Sorsogon human rights leader Teodoro “Tudoy” Escanilla was shot dead on Aug. 19 midnight, at his home.
Luis Carbajosa, 44, peasant leader of Mabini was in the Order of Battle of the military.
The protest rally, held in commemoration of Roque’s first death anniversary, calls for justice for all children killed by the state forces.
Romeo Capalla, 65, chairperson of the Board of Directors and former manager of Panay Fair Trade Center, was accompanying his mother-in-law at the Oton Public Market when fired upon by gunmen.
In the Philippines, there is still no successful prosecution of security forces for killings, ‘disappearances,’ despite Aquino’s campaign and inauguration promises for accountability.