Negros Occ. political detainee seeks CHR help on daughter’s disappearance
BACOLOD CITY — A female political detainee at the Negros Occidental District Jail on Tuesday, May 30, called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to conduct an “immediate and impartial” investigation on the disappearance of her daughter and two motorcycle-for-hire drivers from La Castellana town last April 19.
Rossine Enyong, in a letter dated May 20, informed the CHR that her 28-year-old daughter Lyngrace and motorcycle-for-hire drivers Renel de los Santos and Denald Mialen went missing after they were reportedly abducted somewhere in the Aranda-La Castellana road in Hinigaran town.
“As a mother, I could not help but feel worried about my daughter’s safety. That is why I call your (CHR) office to conduct a probe on the incident,” Enyong said.
“Even after 40 days since my daughter’s disappearance, we continue to hope that we will still see her alive,” she added.
Aside from the CHR, Enyong also sent a copy of her letter to the International Committee of the Red Cross for proper action.
Fellow political prisoners of Enyong at the provincial jail also held a dawn-to-dusk fast on Tuesday to express their support for what they called “the latest victims of the AFP’s (Armed Forces of the Philippines’) mindless and futile drive to end the insurgency in the country at the expense of human rights and international humanitarian law.”
Enyong, an alleged platoon commander of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Amy (CPP-NPA) regional committee, was arrested in a joint military and police operations in Negros Occidnetal on July 30, 2020.
According to Enyong, her daughter’s other companion, CPP-Negros leader Roger Posadas, was found dead on April 21 and was declared by the military as among the fatalities in an armed clash between the NPA and government troopers in Binalbagan town, Negros Occidental on April 20.
The 3rd Infantry Division (ID) of the Philippine Army identified Posadas as the secretary of the NPA regional committee in Central Visayas and was a notorious NPA leader who was behind numerous murders, kidnappings, and extortions in Negros Occidental.
Among these were the murder of three civilians and wounding of three others during an ambush of a cargo truck in Toboso town in August 2009.
Posadas, according to the 3rd ID, was also allegedly among those behind the bombing and attack of two construction firms that built the Bacolod-Silay International Airport in Silay City in October 2006.