Friday, March 20, 2009

Beleaguered 10th ID

Rebelyn Pitao, 21 yo, a daughter of Kumander Parago of the New Peoples Army, was found dead in Carmen (Davao del Norte) last March 5. News reports say she was raped and brutally killed with torture marks and stab wounds found on her body. Pitao worked as a teacher at St. Peter's College (Toril, Davao City). She was abducted while on her way home from school. In an interview, the NPA spokesperson accused some soldiers under the Military Intelligence Group XI/10th Infantry Division, as responsible for the rape-slay. A task force was formed to probe on these allegation and bring justice to the victim.

The military authorities have pledged support to the probe. I hope that the task force will be able to know the truth of the brutal rape-slay of Ms. Pitao and that the AFP will clear up its name.