BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The New People’s Army Roselyn Jean Pelle Command has claimed responsibility for the death of Manalo Porre, farm manager of the Dalayapan Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Caduha-an, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, on May 4.
A statement issued by rebel spokesperson Cecil Estrella said that Porre, 51, who was accused of being a counter-revolutionary traitor, was sentenced to death, based on the decision of the revolutionary people’s court.
Estrella said that similar charges were also lodged against his brother, Larry, who was punished by the revolutionary movement in March.
The rebel group claimed that the Porre brothers were former members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit and active assets of the Philippine Army.
The brothers were accused by the NPA for what they called the “treacherous” raid of the Army against the rebels in 2009, where six of their comrades died and many others injured, in Sitio Aluyan, Brgy. Caduhaan, Cadiz City. Estrella said the work of Manalo at Darco had nothing to do with the charges lodged against him, on which the people’s court had based its decision.*