The public has been assured by President Rodrigo Duterte a six-months-deadline period in his quest to totally wipe out the drug syndicates in the country. Unfortunately, the death toll of drug addicts and pushers steadily rise by the day.
Meanwhile our soldiers are dying in Marawi fighting the ISIS. We were also promised that the Marawi conflict will soon halt, sadly the up coming proposal to extend it might be approved in congress. Added to the ever increasing chaos, the members of the NPA allegedly wage war against the government through surprise ambushes against our armed forces and even against the President himself.
This continued aggression from both the government and the rebels’ side ended in this continuous cycle of violence in the country.
Currently alleged communist rebels killed a city police chief, 5 cops and one civilian in an ambush Friday morning, July 21, in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, the military said.
A councilor and 3 other policemen were wounded, Colonel Eliezer Losañes, commander of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, told Aksyon Radyo Bacolod.
The policemen were on their way to Sitio Magtiid, Barangay Magsaysay, to rescue councilor Edison Delarita, who was ambushed earlier by the rebels but survived, according to Losañes.
The guerrillas attacked the responding police team, which was led by Guihulngan City police chief Superintendent Arnel Arpon.
Losañes said Arpon was among those killed. Also killed were Senior Police Officer 3 Necasio Tabilon, SP01 Jesael Ancheta, P02 alvin Bulandres, P02 Alfredo Dunque, P03 Teodic Agusto, and the driver of Delarita. The wounded policemen were SPO4 Jerome Delara, PO2 Jordan Balderas, and PO2 Jury Maribao.
The clash angered Duterte, prompting him to declare Friday he was cancel the peace process with the communist-led National Democratic Front