By DPAO, 8ID PA
April 17, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – One 9-year old boy was killed when Communist NPA Terrorist (CNTs) lobbed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Brgy San Miguel, Las Navas, Northern, Samar on April 17, 2019 Holy Wednesday at 9:40 o’clock in the morning.
The incident transpired when the troops of 20th Infantry Battalion were conducting security patrol in the said barangay to check on the reported CNTs conducting extortion, were harassed by undetermined number of suspected Communists NPA Terrorist (CNTs) by throwing Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that resulted to the killing of Armando Remolde, 9 years old and a resident of said barangay.
The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, strongly condemn the terroristic act perpetrated by the Communist NPA Terrorist belong to Eastern Visayas Party Committee (EVRPC). The use of IEDs has long been outlawed by the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CAHRIHL).
Maj Gen Raul M Farnacio AFP, 8ID Commander in his message said, “This barbaric act of CNTs is a blatant display of total disregard of the lives of the Samareños. They are really Godless because they conducted terroristic act during the time when the people are having their reunions with family members from other provinces or abroad who are spending their vacations here to pray together and observe the Holy Week,” Maj Gen Farnacio said.
“The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division extends deepest condolences to the bereaved family. 8ID will not falter and will stand firm in its resolve to bring justice for Armando and pursue all efforts towards lasting peace and development in Eastern Visayas.” Maj. Gen. Farnacio added.