Posted by: Chuck | September 7, 2013

NPAs engaging in germ war

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DAVAO CITY – The New People’s Army (NPA) is now resorting to the use of feces and snake venoms in their landmines. The leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here revealed this yesterday after traces of bacteria from feces and venom were found in shrapnel recovered from seven soldiers wounded last September 3 in Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley, after hitting a landmine allegedly planted by the New People’s Army (NPA).

The findings of Dr. Victor Dato, an orthopedic surgeon at Camp Panacan Station Hospital, showed enterobacter cloacae and streptococcus agalacteiae, commonly found in the human intestine, were found in the shrapnel. “This proves that the NPAs contaminate these landmines with human or animal feces,” Dr. Dato said in a statement. He added that a former NPA member, who once was treated at Camp Panacan, had attested to such practice of the rebels of contaminating landmines with feces and venom. Dr. Dato noted that the leg of one of the victims was in severe state of infection with blackening flesh, an indication of deadly venom infection.

“This is no longer the act of human beings. This is simply inhuman,” said Major Jake Thaddeus Obligado, commander of the 10th Civil Military Operations Battalion of the 10th Infantry Division. “We should all condemn the NPAs’ use of landmines” he said, calling for pressure on the NPA to respect the ban on the use of such inhuman devices.

Malacañang condemned the landmine attack in Compostela Valley. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said that September is Peace Month and what the communist rebels did was a show of insincerity toward peace. (Source: Manila Bulletin Newspaper 9/6/13)



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