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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Rebel Returnee and Siblings found dead in Abra
Abra – a former rebel identified as Fredie Ligiw 30 years
old, together with his father Licuben Ligiw, 68 years old and brother Eddie
Ligiw, 35 years old, a stakeholder in the construction of Daycare Center in So
Manapnap, Barangay Binasaran, Malibcong, all residents of So. Sucao, Brgy Dominglay,
Licuan-Baay, Abra were found dead on
March 8, 2014, They were reported missing for almost five (5) days with hands
tied at their backs and buried when they were unearthed.
Fredie Ligiw was last seen by the civilian populace at So
Manapnap, Brgy Binasaran, Malibcong Abra last March 3, 2014. According to them,
they were accompanied by the group of NPA remnants under Flores Baluga @ Bram,
the first deputy secretary of Abra Party Committee (APCOM) during the conduct
of a meeting at said place.
Freddie Z. Ligiw and his son.
These summary executions by the NPA remnants are their proverbial
acts to any person or even to their comrades suspected as Army supporters. Mr Ulysis
B. Dapit alyas Asunta, an innocent civilian from Brgy Sallapadan Bario,
Sallapadan, Abra was a victim of this act on February 17, 2008. He was abducted
and murdered by the NPA remnants and up to this date, justice has not been
served. Also, Mr. Emelio Brillantes, a resident of Brgy Bayabas, Malibcong,
Abra was also abducted and executed by the NPA sometimes in March 1998.
Photo of victim Eddie Z. Ligiw.
The investigation is still on progress and truth and
justice must prevail. It’s high time for us to reflect and think sensibly, seek
for justice against the perpetrators and the NPA remnants must be punished for
the murders they have committed.
Infantry Battalion sympathized with the families of the victims and condemned
the criminal acts of NPA remnants; armed struggle and killing of innocents civilians
and suffering of the people in the province of Abra. Thus, we are calling for
the support of all Abrenians, let us all unite and work together to end this
violence once and for all for a peaceful and progressive Abra.