Karapatan – Bikol has recorded 55 cases of summary executions under Duterte administration from July 13, 2016 to October 12, 2018.
Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Legazpi City, [11.01.18] – The National Democratic Front – Bikol has paid a homage to its home grown 55 Bikolanos Revolutionary Martyrs who offered their lives on the cause of national democratic struggle this morning as the whole nation is celebrating the All Saints/Souls Day.
In a press release issued in Filipino by Ka Ma Roja Banua, the Spokesperson of NDF-Bikol dated Nobyembre 1, 2018: “Pulang Pagpupugay sa mga Martir ng Rebolusyon! Pulang Pagpupugay sa mga Martir ng Rebolusyon!”
“Iginagawad ng NDF-Bikol ang pinakamataas na pagpupugay sa lahat ng martir ng rebolusyong Pilipino sa Bikol at sa buong Pilipinas. Inspirasyon ng buong rebolusyonaryong kilusan ang mga nag-alay ng buhay para sa sambayanan sa pagsusulong ng makatwiran at makatarungang digma.
Gayundin, kaisa ng mga pamilya ng mga pulang mandirigma, kumander at sibilyan na biktima ng walang pakundangan at hindi makatwirang gera ng rehimeng US-Duterte ang NDF-Bikol sa paggunita at pagkilala sa kanilang buhay at alaala.”
Topping in the tribute as their martyred comrades were Alfredo “Ka Bendoy” Merilos, a member of Komiteng Tagapagpaganap ng Komiteng Rehiyon ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas [PKP-Bikol] and PKP Central Committee and a lady red warrior Kasamang Ems of Tomas Pilapil Command.
According to the NDF-Bikol statement Ka Bendoy and Ka Ems are incapable of performing their ability to wage war as they are seeking medical help as Ka Bendoy was seriously ill and Ka Ems was wounded when they were liquidated by state troppers in Camarines Sur.
Under the Rule 47 – International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] – Any person who is considered as hors de combat is a person who is no longer participating in hostilities, by choice or circumstance should not be attacked.
The alleged circumstances surrounding the deaths of Ka Bendoy and Ka Ems are a blatant violations of the Geneva Convention, the statement said.
In the same vein, a candle lighting ceremony was held this morning infront of a public cemetery along Barangay Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City by members of Karapatan-Bikol as a All Souls Day tribute to 55 Bikolanos who were victims of alleged summary execution under the Duterte administration who is waging its “Oplan Kapayapaan.”
The following Bikolanos who were extra-judicially killed under Karapatan – Bikol lists are as follows:
+ Allan Desuasido Salvacion, Sorsogon City
+Nestor Paloyo, Pasacao, Camarines Sur
+Renel C. Miraballes, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
+Rodolfo Tagalog, Jr, Milagros, Masbate
+Jerry Cuyos, Milagros, Masbate
+Tanod Josel Rosales, Milagros Masbate
+Loleta Pepito, Cawayan, Masbate
+Reden Luna, 9 Milagros Masbate
+Richlyn Luna 12 Milagros Masbate
+Kagawad Romeo Oidem, Gubat, Sorsogon
+Kagawad Pedro Espenida, Jr, Gubat, Sorsogon
+Alfredo Espedidido III, Gubat, Sorsogon
+Kap. Bernardo Lerio, Irosin, Sorsogon
+Joseph baning Labo Camaines Norte
+Jaime Gaton, Matnog, Sorsogon
+Dick Laura, Casiguran, Sorsogon
+Arnel Borres, Casiguran, Sorsogon
+Jaime Estrada, Gubat, Sorsogon
+Jason Españo, Gubat, Sorsogon
+Kap Oscar Jetomo, Marinas Sorsogon City
+Jerry Jinga, Bulan, Sorsogon
+Kagawad Salvador Atienza, Casiguran, Sorsogon
+Vincent J. Pequira, Cawayan, Masbate
+Vicky Bunan, Monreal Masbate
+Tanod Allan Nolasco Gubat, Sorsogon
+Andy Enano, Irosin, Sorsogon
+Rommel Sium, Bibingcahan, Sorsogon City
+Edwin “Kiko” Pura, Gubat, Sorsogon
+Wilfredo Bronio, Gubat, Sorsogon
+Grace Merillo, Gubat, Sorsogon
+Aldrin Sese, Batuan, Masbate
+Kagawad Ferdinand Mendez, Monreal, Masbate
+Liz Ocampo, Cararayan, Naga City
+Orlando San Jose, Jr, Bato, Camarines Sur
+Ana Nias San Jose, Bato, Camarines Sur
+Arnel Tisoy, Casiguran, Sorsogon
+Roberto Ramos, Ragay, Camarines Sur
+Ronel Nariz, Ragay, Camarines Sur
+Antonio Bonagua, Ragay, Camarines Sur
+Francisco Aragon Capalonga, Camarines Norte
+Alberto Casulla, Capalonga, Camarines Norte
+Alberto Abonin, Sr, Pamplona, Camarines Sur
+Danilo Abonin I, Pamplona, Camarines Sur
+Luciano Capellan, Uson, Masbate
+Ismael Marco, Sr, Camalig, Albay
+Tanod Roberto Montecalbo, Camalig, Albay
+Apolinario Blazo, Camalig, Albay
+Dingdong Escorfel, Monreal, Masbate
+Richard Nuñez, Biyong, Masbate City
+Hermenio Aragdan, Caramoan, Camarines Sur
+Soledad Aragdan, Caramoan, Camarines Sur
+Emmanuel Nacis, Presentacion, Camarines Sur
+Arlo Gamba, Irosin, Sorsogon
+Salvador Gracilla, Bulan, Sorsogon
+Kagawad Emelio Guab, Juban, Sorsogon
From July 13, 2016 until October 12, 2018 the state-led human rights violations was documented in five provinces of Bikol region excluding Catanduanes.
The youngest victim was recorded by Karapatan – Bikol was 9 years old from Cawayan, Masbate and the oldest was 71 years old from Caramoan, Camarines Sur.