UNA condemns NPA slay try on mother of Senator Guingona


ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines — The opposition on Sunday said that it condemned the slay attempt on the mother of Senator Teofisto Guingona III.

In a statement, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) campaign manager Toby Tiangco said that the coalition’s leaders Vice President Jejomar Binay, former President Joseph Estrada, and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile condemned the attack on Gingoog City Mayor Ruth de Lara-Guingona and her two aides, brothers Nestor and Bartolome Velasco.

The Velasco brothers died in the attack.

“We extend our sympathies to the Velasco family; we continue to pray for the speedy recovery of Mrs. Guingona, and it is our prayer that the culprits are brought to justice soon,” Tiangco said.

The New People’s Army has owned up to the attack.

“As Filipinos, we take care of our elderly; not hurt them. No matter what the circumstances are, we don’t shoot at women,” he added.

Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo, the national police spokesman, said that Mayor Ruth Guingona suffered abrasions from late Saturday’s attack. A regional police report said Guingona was hit in her lower right knee.

The report said Guingona’s group was traveling late Saturday after attending a beauty pageant in a hinterland village of Ginoog when communist rebels manning a road block fired at her vehicle, causing it to overturn. The rebels and Guingona’s six police escorts then traded shots before the rebels fled.

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  • DarkM

    Kapal ng mukha nyong tawaging Peoples Army kayo. Mga terorista lang kayo

  • BatangSingapore

    dapat talaga wasakin na yang mga NPA na yan. manyari kasi may abnoy na politikong sumusuporta sa mga teroristang NPA na yan. traydor talaga lahi na sumosuporta at pakawala ng mga intsik ang mga yan.

  • elgeepee

    They know no law even for the elderly and a woman at that. It should tit for tat.

  • $5699914

    Gawin na ulit kasing ilegal ang maging komunista….panggulo lang sa bansa ang mga hinayupak na mga iyan!

  • zandro santos

    This is to intimidate politicians who refused to give in to the NPA bandits’ demands for extortion in a form of permit to win/campaign. It’s like saying “Eto ang mapapala nyo kung hindi kayo magbibigay ng pera sa DIGMANG KOTONG!”

  • $16638896

    Itututuro nila na si GMA ang may kasalanan nyan nyahhaah!

  • Concur_Dissent

    This must be very painful and sad news for the former vice president, who was a staunch advocate for human rights, whose politics are generally left of center and a former leader of mass based organizations…

  • Benigno the Turd

    That’s the problem when you romanticize these bandits as if they’re actually fighting for a cause. That was AGES ago. What’s left is a large extortion group in need of EXTERMINATION. General Palparan was RIGHT.

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