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PNP’s Eleazar slams NPA for ignoring calls to surrender those responsible for Masbate landmine blast

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Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar slammed the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed unit, the New People’s Army, for ignoring calls to surrender their members who killed cousins Kieth and Nolven Absalon in Masbate City.

“What can we expect from these rebels who are just pretending to be remorseful over their terrorist attack that killed Kieth and Nolven?” Eleazar said.

“They have never been sincere, in the first place, and we have expected this from them. The CPP/NPA will not listen to reason, stuck in their crooked and twisted way of thinking,” he added.

The PNP chief said that the CPP-NPA did not even bother to sanction its own men for the death of two civilians. He added that the inaction of the group would embolden its men to continue with the terror activities at the expense of the civilians.

“Ang lalakas ng loob nilang pumuna sa pamahalaan at ginagamit pa nila itong instrumento para linlangin ang taumbayan pero ang sarili nilang tauhan bini-baby kapag nakapatay ng mga inosenteng sibilyan? Ito ay patunay kung anong klaseng ideolohiya meron ang mga grupong ito,” said PGen Eleazar.

Amid the insincerity of the communist rebels’ remorse over the death of the Absalon cousins, Eleazar promised the victims’ family that the police and military will give them justice for Kieth’s and Nolven’s senseless killing.

“I assure the Absalon family that the joint forces of the police and the military will not stop pursuing the perpetrators of this senseless killing and bring them to justice,” said the PNP Chief.

PGen Eleazar stressed, “No less than the arrest and conviction by a court of law of the perpetrators behind this violent and dastardly act can make up for the death of the two innocent men.