Some things worth noting on Kidapawan barricade

12439425_1271871382827424_4402677672214873332_nSome things worth noting on the barricade:
1. The participants seem to have been brought for the barricade through deception
PROOF: In Davao, none of the supposed rallyists were allowed to talk, only the leaders from progressive groups spoke. In Kidapawan, rallyists who escaped said that they were promised rice but were never told of a rally.

2. Their demands are unreasonable and unrealistic


PROOF: In Davao, they demanded the presence of national personalities. Their so called list of demands were unrealistic and was more of propaganda. In Kidapawan, they demanded the release of rice when there is a process that has to be followed

3. They have the fullest intention to disrupt normalcy and cause inconvenience to the general public.


PROOF: Why stage the protest on a National Highway and blocking it. In their statements they claim that the inconvenience they caused was nothing compared to the daily suffering of the lumads due to government neglect and militarizarion (Davao). No statement yet in Kidapawan but it seems that their plan is to really inconvenience everybody.

THE CHALLENGE IS FOR THE GREATER MAJORITY TO SPEAK UP AND PUT THIS NUISANCE GROUP IN THEIR PLACE. PUT PRESSURE ON YOUR LOCAL LEADERS TO ASSERT THE RIGHTS OF THE GREATER MAJORITY.

(REPOST via Kalumuran Mindanao)

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Child dies, 2 hurt when NPA rebels attack Army post in North Cotabato

47NPA HR VIOLATION

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato — A child died while two others were hurt when New People’s Army rebels attacked a military detachment near a civilian-populated area in Barangay Kisante in Makilala, North Cotabato, on Thursday evening, the police said Friday.

PO1 Jeralyn Tavarro, officer on duty at the Makilala police, said an undetermined number of NPA rebels stormed the detachment of the 72nd Infantry Battalion in Sitio Alang-alang around 8 p.m.

The attack took place barely three days after the rebels celebrated their 47th anniversary.

Tavarro said the firefight lasted for 15 minutes, sending residents living at the back portion of the military camp scampering for safety.

She said a seven-month old baby, identified as Joylyn Dado, was killed when she was hit by a stray bullet in the middle of the encounter, during which, explosions also took place.

Two other minors, identified as Judith Darino, 17; and one-year old John Patrick Binoy, were hit by shrapnel and are now being treated at the Makilala Medical Specialist Center.

Tavarro said the rebels eventually retreated, without taking over the detachment.  SFM

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Apr 1)