Speaker Romualdez on NPA Masbate attack: ‘Why?’

March 26, 2023 People's Journal 254 views

HOUSE Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez wonders why the New People’s Army (NPA) doesn’t seem to be choosing a place to attack after the series of encounters between the communist rebels and the soldiers in Masbate which happened near school vicinities.

It was learned that a soldier died and five were wounded, including two soldiers, two policemen, and a minor civilian, as a result of the encounters in the province.

Face-to- face classes in Masbate have also been suspended and the children have returned to blended learning because of the incident.

According to Speaker Romualdez: “’Di ko talaga makita ang logic sa pag-atake nila (NPA) sa mga lugar ng mga sibiliyan at pagtatanim nila ng mga bomba doon.”

“Paano kung mga bata galing sa eskwela ang makatapak ng bomba? E ‘di tapos ang kinabukasan ng mga batang ‘yun,” added the House Speaker.

Romualdez reminded the NPA that the United Nations strictly prohibits the use of land mines by any country or armed group that is fighting a government.

“Akala ko ba para sa tao o bayan ang ipinaglalaban n’yo? E bakit parang wala kayong pakialam kung madamay ang sibilyan?” Romualdez further asked.