In coordination with the LGUs of Bunawan, ADS, the Army troops of 75IB headed by
Lieutenant Colonel Jaime R Datuin, Commanding Officer and the PNP Regional Director
PRO 13 headed by Police Brigadier General Gilberto DC Cruz together with the Municipal
Vice Mayor of Trento, ADS, Honorable Felimon S Marte and Mr Rogelio Galendez,
Executive Assistant of Bunawan, ADS gives attention to the burial of late Roy Zala
@RED, Squad Leader, Squad 1, Platoon 1, Weakened Guerilla Front 14, North Eastern
Mindanao Regional Committee (WGF14, NEMRC).
Moreover, the Army troops and PNP together with the LGUs express their sympathy and
respect to the late Roy Zala @RED. The Late Roy Zala was a victim of the failed ideology
the New People’s Army (NPA) is fighting for. On the other hand, Roy Zala @RED is still
a fellow that needs a peaceful interment.
In this regard, Lieutenant Colonel Jaime R Datuin, Commanding Officer 75IB and Police
Brigadier General Gilberto DC Cruz gave respect to the slain NPA member who was
identified as one of the two (2) members got killed during the encounter of the 75IB troops
last July 13, 2019. “It’s in our hearts and the duty to serve despite of their acts opposing
the government.” PBGen Cruz said.
Thus, Lieutenant Colonel Jaime R Datuin, Commanding Officer 75IB said, “The respect
is still there because it’s not their fault, they had been just deceived by the CPP-NPA. And
the service we do to the people is the service we do even to our enemy. Yet, they must
stop recruiting as they are destroying the lives of the people with their futile ideology and
principles. ” Datuin ended.
With this matter, the government have done their part so as the Army and other LGUs in
promoting the campaign through the Community Support Program, the basic services
rendered to the community by the government by the Executive Order No. 70 otherwise
known as the institutionalizing the Whole Of Nation Approach in attaining inclusive and
sustainable Peace in creating the National Task Force to End The Local Communist
Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) to stop the NPAs terroristic act.
In addition, Colonel Allan D Hambala, Commander 401st Infantry Brigade said, “An NPA
member ceased to become an enemy once he/she is dead and surrender his/herself to
the authority. Even if that person is already dead, still, we take care of them because we
care also for his/her family. We, the Philippine Army are doing what is right and humane
for our people and the service we carry on to be able to protect and serve our country
better.” Hambala ended.
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