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Army Commander to Frank Fernandez: We didn’t force the NPAs to tell the truth, you forgot to instruct them to lie
[2018-03-09] CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan Capiz – Brigadier General DINOH A DOLINA, Commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division slammed the NDF-Negros spokesman Frank Fernandez for accusing the Army of planting evidence and forcing the arrested CPP-NPA terrorists to admit being a member of the said organization.
“The Army did not force the six (6) arrested terrorists to confess being part of the terrorist organization, maybe you forgot to instruct them to jeopardize the truth and tell the series of lies you have injected into their innocent minds in case of situations just like what happened in Mabinay Negros Oriental. Your organization is known for fabricating information and telling lies in order to deceive people. I challenge you to prove your allegations in court”, BGEN Dolina fired back to Fernandez’ previously released statement.
It can be recalled that during the inventory of the confiscated firearms and explosives, each of the arrested terrorists including the two (2) minors were asked, in the presence of the media, wherein they pointed to the firearms that belong to them.
BGEN Dolina also lambasted the CPP-NPA Terrorist as well as the NDF-Negros for brain-washing the young minds of the children and exposing them to the culture of violence and terrorism. “This terrorist organization is the true child abuse perpetrator who even forced the children to carry firearms and take part on the bloody armed struggle which is a clear violation of the Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act”, he added.
On the other hand, he encouraged the youth to stay in school and prioritize their studies instead of allowing this terrorist organization to exploit their minds and misuse their abilities in criminal activities. “Don’t waste your gift of wisdom, prioritize your studies and use your competency and capabilities in good deeds that could truly help your family and community”, he emphasized.
Source: 3rd Infantry Division (Spearhead)