Close  
  • share this

NPA must face law after landmine blast – AFP

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 01:16 PM March 20, 2014

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – After the New People’s Army’s landmine blasts injured 16 people in Davao del Sur, the Armed Forces of the Philippines have posed a challenge for the insurgents: bring the perpetrators to a court of law.

Even if the NPA offered financial aid to the victims of the blast, the AFP wants the insurgents to present those responsible to a court of law, which is the only place that the victims can achieve justice.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Our challenge is, if they are really sincere, they must surrender to face the law; it is the only way the people who they hurt would get justice,” AFP Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala said Thursday.

Zagala said that the NPA should be accountable to their acts. He said the insurgents’ offer of financial aid to the victims does not negate their acts.

FEATURED STORIES

“Paying is not enough,” Zagala said.

“They used improvised explosive devices and landmines; landmines are already banned and it’s inhumane,” the spokesman said. “This only shows that the NPA does not respect human rights and they do not abide by international laws.”

RELATED STORIES

NDF leaders want compensation for victims of landmine blast

Soldier wounded in landmine blast

Landmine victims slam NPA for ‘insincere’ apology

NPA offers financial aid to civilians hurt in landmine blast

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Armed Forces of the Philippines, Landmine, Nation, New People's Army, Ramon Zagala
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.