The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), in a statement on Saturday, November 29, condemned the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the cold-blooded murder of NDFP peace consultants Eugenia Magpantay and Agaton Topacio last Wednesday in Angono, Rizal.
Magpantay and Topacio, both 69 years old, were executed mafia-style, said the NDF in the statement published in Philippine Revolution Web Central., its website.
Sinas tells Reds: Prove claim on NDF consultants’ slay or shut up
The two have recently retired from active duty in the revolutionary movement due to infirmities of old age. Magpantay suffers from diabetes and severe arthritis, said the NDF.
The police liquidation of the couple is the most recent in the string of killings and legal persecution against peace consultants of the NDF in violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG)., said the NDF.
Sinas said the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Police Regional Office 4-A (Calabarzon) just implemented the search warrants against the couple last November 25 for charges of illegal possession of firearms.
We reject the claims of the police that the couple resisted arrest and were killed in a firefight. In their physical state, the couple would not have been able to manage the sheer number of weapons claimed to be found in the scene, much less put up a rigorous gun battle., the statement further said.