NDF: No ambush planned vs Guingona, NPA just wanted to talk to mayor

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MANILA, Philippines—Jorge Madlos, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front in Mindanao, apologized on Sunday, to the Guingonas  for the gun attack on Gingoog City Mayor Ruthie Guingona and her bodyguards, saying the NPA was not intending to ambush the party but only to hold the convoy, disarm the bodyguards and talk to the mayor.

“There was a makeshift roadblock but somebody in their convoy ordered to run it over and fire at the NPA, who were forced to return fire,” Madlos told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone Sunday.

“It is our heartfelt request to ask forgiveness to the family of Guingona. We did not expect this,” Madlos said.

Madlos said the NPA would also work on indemnifying the families of those killed.

Madlos, however, said the mayor’s entourage failed to ask permission from the NPA about campaigning in the areas, which the NPA claimed to have control of.

Asked if the failure of Guingona to ask the permit-to-campaign was the reason for the roadblock, Madlos said: “It is not the issue of campaign to permit fee, but rather adhering to policies to the revolutionary movement.”

The mayor is not running for any elective post, but her daughter, Marie, is eyeing to replace her mother as mayor of Gingoog City.

Madlos said the Guingona encounter should serve as a warning to politicians who would like to campaign in NPA-influenced areas not to bring armed escorts.

“They are not allowed to bring firearms unless they ask for special permits from the local NPA that they will bring one for their own protection against bandits,” Madlos said.

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  • m1600

    hahaaha nakakatawa naman itong matandang si ka OROS MUKANG MAY TAMA TALAGA SA UTAK kakausapin lang daw si guingona eh sino ba ang magtitiwala sa inyo na mga salot na NPA alam naman na kaya nyo kakausapin eh MANG KOKOTONG LANG KAYO mga MANDARAMBONG!

  • Hunter421

    The NPA’s actions were reckless. What bodyguards would allow themselves to be disarmed by a terrorist organization? What authority to these idiots believe they posses to take such actions and believe them to be justified?

  • doncleo

    itong mga hayup na NPA walang alam gawin kundi mag-extort sa mga pulitiko..hindi naman sa rebolusyomaryo ang gawain kundi sa bandido..mga tamad, mga illiterate, mga mamamatay tao, mga kurapto!!! BULOK DIN ANG SISTEMA NYO!!!

  • muddygoose

    Twisted revolution. Everyone just wants power. Why not run for the senate like comrade Casino?

  • kilabot

    “shoot first then ask forgiveness later.” – npa
    ex-vp guingona should deliver another “i accuse you..” speech.

  • Benigno the Turd

    wake up call to government…your leftist allies are enemies of the state. no more peace talks. find Palparan, give him his job back and Disappear these activists. AFP should kill them all. no prisoners.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    * * * * *
    The NPA’s new idol is the MILF. Hence, the pretensions.

  • regd

    The NPA knows how to apologize? They do not know and understand the concept of forgiveness! These are not the NPA they are dealing and I’m dead serious!

  • Mang Teban

    Is this not enough to stop holding “peace talks” with criminal-rebels?
    Only the masochists among our “cause-oriented” people’s organizations love to cuddle these terrorists.

  • CPCook

    Why is it that the very noisy few in our society (e.g., Bayan, Gabriela, Piston, Anakpawis, KMU, KSP, etc) would lose their tongue on moments like this one? Paging Reps Colmenares, Casino, Ilagan, de Jesus, Mariano, Tinio… Satur Ocampo, Liza Masa, etc… Did you bite your tongue? We condemn the terrorist acts of the NPA. Do you?

    • MULEN

      Ayaw nila kondenahin dahil kasama sila sa buwan buwanang partehan sa kotong na nakokolekta ng mga NPA. At sa gastusin ng campaign ads sa TV at radio kasama na ang sangkaterbang posters, more than 2/3 ay galing din sa kotong ng mga NPA. Kaya tahimik lang sina Teddy et al. Ika, why bite the hand that feeds you.

    • $5699914

      Hindi nila gagawin yun, dahil para na rin nilang binatukan ang sarili nilang mga ulo kapag ginawa nila yan.

    • RomyLitz

      Include the silent partners of NPA, the CBCP.

  • m1600

    Asaan aNG karapatan, Bayan muna yung mga alagad ng komunista na palaging nag kokondena ng karahasan bakit hindi nila kjondenahin yung mga kasamahan nila na mga MANDARAMBONG AT SALOT NG LIPUNAN.

  • BatangSingapore

    tarantado kasi yan abnoy na presidente na yan, mongoloid talaga at supporter ng mga NPA na pakawala ng mga intsik.

    kapag hindi mo binura yan mga NPA na yan abnoy ay humanda ka sa galit ng sambayanan filipino. imagine may iba pa palang gobyerno bukod sa gobyerno ni abnoy.

    MABUHAY SI PALPARAN. MAHAL KA NG SAMBAYANAN FILIPINO.

  • BatangSingapore

    kayo naman mga militar at pulis, mga hunghang kayo at wala kayo silbi. ngayon lang ako nakarinig sa pamamahala ni abnoy na may kontroladong lugar ang NPA bukod sa kontrolado ng gobyerno. ILAN BA TALAGA GOBYERNO NG PILIPINAS?

    • otire

      bahala ka kung ilang gobyerno ang gusto mo. mag sarili ka rin kung gusto mo. baka yan na lang magpapaligaya sayo. wala namang katuturan ang gobyernong to para sayo.

  • speedstream2

    There is an intrinsic problem when so-called “champions of the masses” look at power as emanating from the barrel of a gun: it’s called impunity, which is now quite prevalent in our society. One would think this is not the 21st century. Btw, how should we consider the dead bodyguards: collateral damage?

  • $5699914

    Mga hoodlum kayong mga NPA!
    Sa bawat isang hininga ng kasamahan o kapanalig ninyo ang malagas, magbubunyi ako.
    Mga salot!

  • Eric

    Joma we know that you are laughing now, indi pa nakuntento sina Colmenaresi, Casino, Ilagan, de Jesus, Mariano, Tinio etal, sa pork barrel namin from our taxes sa pinadadala sa yo habang nag papalamig ka diyan sa netherlans. mga wlalng hiya!

  • calipso_2100

    “There was a makeshift roadblock but somebody in their convoy ordered to run it over and fire at the NPA, who were forced to return fire,”

    Lousy excuse. Madali naman sigurong hanapin ang phone number ng mayor. Kelangan pa bang i-roadblock ng mga armadong tao?

    “the mayor’s entourage failed to ask permission from the NPA about campaigning in the areas, which the NPA claimed to have control of.”

    Ha????????? Kayo ba may-ari ng lugar dyan?

  • branstark

    revolutionary movement nyo mukha nyo!!! mga terorista kayo!!! ndi nyo pa ba narerealize na wala kayong naidudulot na maganda sa pilipinas?!?

  • calipso_2100

    “They are not allowed to bring firearms unless they ask for special permits from the local NPA that they will bring one for their own protection against bandits,” Madlos said.

    KAPAL. Sino ba kayo?

    • Hardkorero

      Mga Npa sila…

  • MNLFoodcritic

    Noong araw ang NPA ay importante para sa masa. Ngayon, naging malaking perwisyo na sila sa bansa, napakawalang silbi at naging pangkaraniwang mga kriminal na lang. They no longer have any use to civilized society, an extremely out-dated idealogy and just plain and simple thieves, extortionists and murderers.

  • zandro santos

    Ay suuuusss! Not planned daw? Sinong niloloko nyo? This is clearly intended to intimidate the politicians to give in to the DIGMANG KOTONG of the NPA bandits in a form of permit to win/campaign. It’s like saying: “Eto ang mangyayari sa inyo kung hindi kayo magbibigay ng pera”

    Kailangan ng mga terroristang NPA ng pera para sa kandidatura ni Teddy Casino and their terrorist organizationsvBayan Muna, Gabriela, Piston, Anakpawis, Kabataan!

    Tinalo na ng OplanBbantay Laya ni Arroyo ang NPA as a revolutionary movement. Thanks to Palparan. The challenge of today’s IPSP Bayanihan is to defeat the NPAs as bandits!

  • Ramil Abalon

    ha ha ha thats d way how this NDF depends their comrades of wrong doing… denounce NPA atrocities…..

  • Mamang Pulis

    jorge madlos–marami ka ng utang, kulang ang sampung buhay mo ang kapalit

  • TuwadNaDaan

    buwisit kang Madlos ka Duwag…!!!! pabor lang kayo dahil bakla ang presidente natin ngayon…..!!! Ka Satur at Ka Ted Casino…tawa kayo ano..!!!

  • pinoy_abno

    NPA = Bandits
    NPA = Terrorists
    NPA = Obsolete

  • randyaltarejos

    I told you so. If you don’t have any PTC to campaing in the uplands, especially those controlled by the NPAs, don’t dare to thread because there are lots of thorns up there. The PTC fees either come in cash or in kind.

  • Pio Pusli

    “Madlos said the NPA would also work on indemnifying the families of those killed.”
    Napaluha ako sa kabaitan ng mga hinayupak ito. Saan naman kukuha ng pang “indemnify” ang mga maginoong ito. Ahh, as susual, kikil at murder sa kanan, para lumabas na kagalang galang sa kaliwa. Again, napaluha ako, talagang sapat ang mga pinag-aralan, dapat ipadala ang karamihan sa Netherlands para naman makapag relax.

  • AsensadongPinoy

    Paliguan na ng mortar at howitzer ang mga to, sabay pagmumugin ng tingga. Mga de-p*ta, walang silbi, Wala kayong pinagkaiba sa mga pulis na nangongotong!

    • zandro santos

      merong pong kaibahan. kung pulis, libo lang ang kinokotong. kapag NPA naman, milyones ang kinokotong.

  • RomyLitz

    The government should cancel any negotiations with the NPA and start constructing roads, bridges , schools and hospitals in these NPA infested areas. Without proper education and jobless parents, these illiterates are favorite preys of the godless elements. The military should increase their visibility in these areas. Anti-NPA ideology should be taught in elementary, high schools and colleges. It must be a must curriculum nationwide.

  • Czarina0501

    Alam ba ng mga NPA ang pinagsasabi nila? Makikipagusap? Kung may maganda silang intensyon hindi nila aatakihin si Mayor Guingona. Mga sinungaling talaga ang mga NPA na to!

  • Czarina0501

    Bago ang style ng NPA ngayon a. Papatay at aatake muna sila after nun hihingi sila ng dispensa. Para sa kanila wala-wala lang ang nangyari. Parang walang namatay at nasaktan. Ganyan sila kalupit.

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