NDFP-SMR order of indemnification for civilian wounded in 1st Pulang Bagani battalion tactical offensive against Lapanday

National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Southern Mindanao
May 2, 2017

The Regional Council of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Southern Mindanao Region orders for the indemnification of Mr. Larry T. Buenafe who was wounded during the tactical offensive of the 1st Pulang Bagani Battalion-New People’s Army Southern Mindanao against the Lorenzo-owned Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC) in Davao City on 29 May 2017.

The NDF hereby requests Third Party Facilitators from the church people, medical practitioners, civil libertarians and other advocates to expedite the public dispensation of indemnification the soonest possible time in Davao City.

The order acts upon the report submitted by the Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army. The 1st PBB reported that a team of its Red fighters carried out the demolition action against the reinforcing troops of Task Force Davao in Brgy. Tigatto after the NPA unit assaulted the LFC box and plastic plants in nearby Brgy. Mandug. The blaster-operator saw that Mr. Buenafe was far from the target military vehicle and proceeded to detonate the explosives. The shock waves and splinter, however, hit and injured him.

The NDF-SMR deeply apologizes to the family of Mr. Buenafe and to the public for this occurrence.

The NDFP-SMR’s order of indemnification is a unilateral exercise of revolutionary political authority by the People’s Democratic Government that has its own legal and judicial system and rules in accordance with its political principles and circumstances.

This Order of Indemnification is also in compliance with the Geneva Conventions, the Comprehensive Agreement on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), the NDFP Declaration of Undertaking to Apply the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Protocol I of 1977, the Constitutional Guide for Establishing the People’s Democratic Government, and the Basic Rules of the New People’s Army.

The revolutionary government abides by and has absolute respect for human rights and international humanitarian law. It is waging a just war for the genuine emancipation of the majority exploited Filipino people. The punitive action by the NPA-Southern Mindanao against the Lorenzo-owned Lapanday Foods Corporation in Davao City is just and long-demanded by the thousands of peasants, Lumad and workers in Mindanao.

Rubi del Mundo
Spokesperson
NDFP-SMR