Philippine military backs 'liquidation squad' against CPP-NPA

Philippine military backs 'liquidation squad' against CPP-NPA

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said last week that he intends to create an armed group that will hunt for the New People’s Army (NPA)’s sparrow unit.

“I will create my own Sparrow. Walang hanapin kundi mga istambay na mga tao, prospective NPAs at bibirahin sila (They will look mainly for idlers, prospective NPAs and kill them),” President Duterte said in a turnover ceremony of housing units to members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
President Duterte speaks to some members of the elite Philippine Scout Rangers during the liberation of Marawi city (photo credit to owner)
“I will match their talent in assassinating people. They have firearms, for sure. That’s my plan,” Duterte added.

This statement of the President has been met with a lot of criticisms from the critics of the administration and pure delight to those who are fed up with the atrocities of the maoist group.

The Philippine military has agreed and backed the idea of the President to form a hit squad against the New People’s Army (NPA).

Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo, military spokesman, the would prefer the formed hit squad to be known under a different name and not as a “death squad”. They suggested "Team counter-NPA liquidation squad"

"If we are to be asked, we may call it by another name like Team Counter-NPA Liquidation Squad, and the like. But not Duterte Death Squad," he said. 

"We advocate a creation of teams comprised of elite soldiers to form that team, and we do not want its success to be referred to as the death squad of the President," he added.

Members of such squad if it will be formed will be from the elite soldiers so they can match well with the communist rebels' Special Partisan Unit, Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo said. 

Arevalo, clarifies that there is still no orders from Malacanang to proceed in forming the elite liquidation squad.

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  1. Tama lng yan. Ang idea ko rin dyan ay to serve as a deterent din against npa. Ubusin na kc ang mga npa. Matagal ng problema sila. Wala pang seryoso at sustained war campaign against sa kanila. Isa pag solusyon ay ang pagbili ng armed drones para pantira sa mga kampo ng mga npa na malapit sa mga barangay. Ang drone na may night vision capability para night and day na aatake. Dapat magdeklara na si pd30 ng sustained campaign agnst npa in tandem dito sa govt azkal squad.

  2. Naku..! Andyan sa senado at congresso ang mga NPA naka amerikano pa ang mga suot nila. Dyan unahin linisan.

  3. Dapat lang maubus ang mga npa

  4. Right now PA have the Scout rangers, PN have the Special Warfare Brigade, PMC have the Force Reconnaissance