The tribute program for fallen New People’s Army commander Leoncio “Ka Parago” Pitao opened with a song themed with what has been a monicker of communist guerillas, that they are “soldiers of the poor.”
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The death of New People’s Army (NPA) Commander, Ka Parago, brings back memories of the rape and killing of his daughter Rebelyn to family members.
Army medic Vanessa Limpag, alias Ka Kyle, is transported Wednesday night to her hometown in Zamboanga Del Norte, by her family. Ka Kyle, together with NPA commander Leoncio Pitao, alias Ka Parago, was killed in a military raid last Sunday afternoon in Paquibato District, Davao City.(John Rizle L. Saligumba/davaotoday.com)
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte visited the first night of the wake of fallen New People’s Army commander Leoncio “Ka Parago” Pitao to pay his last respects.
The New People’s Army confirmed the death of Commander Parago by a combined Army task force in Paquibato Sunday.
A farmers’ organizations said they are worried about the successive kilings, attempts and threats on the lives of its members after the killing of another farmer today.
The administrator of a Lumad (indigenous peoples or IPs) school said the social welfare secretary and the IP commission must do their jobs “instead of pretending to know about the situation.”
A survivor of an alleged massacre of farmers in Paquibato District here appeared before a committee hearing of the Davao City Council Wednesday to tell her account of the incident.
Tindasan said the incident “will not break our resolve nor deter us in our position against Agpet.”
Hundreds of farmers encamped at the roadside here Friday to protest the ongoing exploration of a mining company.