By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The office of a regional office of Bayan Muna party-list in sitio Bukhasan, Cawayan village, Catarman, Northern Samar was reportedly strafed, July 11 at around 10 p.m. by two unidentified men. Youth and student activists Andrew Sudario, 28, Elsa Marno, 17, Jonas Herreras, 18, Ernesto Bantilo, 27,…
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By MARYA SALAMAT
According to Monsignor Walter Cerbito of the diocese of Catarman, Northern Samar, nobody is safe anymore in his province, not even priests, as the militarization intensifies. The murder of the Reverend Cecilio Lucero only underscored the worsening human-rights violations there.
Ruth Gecaro, barangay treasurer of Somoroy, Lope de Vega, in Northern Samar, was supposed to provide witnesses to a fact-finding team on the murder of Father Cecilio Lucero, the parish priest of Catubig, Northern Samar. Two days before the fact-finding team arrived in Samar, Gecaro was abducted by men believed to be soldiers. She remains missing.
“Most martyrs of the Church who actively denounced the abuses of government officials and military forces received series of death threats and were tagged as communists or NPA supporters by military,” said Nardy Sabino, secretary-general of the Promotion of Church People’s Response.