By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) supports the action of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file criminal charges for some 1,500 hostilities launched by the communist New People’s Army (NPA).
“This will be a major leap in our efforts to curb lawlessness and criminality. We hope that this can somehow spark public outcry for justice for innocent civilians and their families who were victims of threat and terror,” PNP Chief General Dionardo Carlos said.
This legal recourse will also determine those who should be held accountable for the attacks resulting in damage to property and loss of lives.
The PNP assures the availability of necessary documents like police reports to corroborate the claims and strengthen the cases.
“If needed, we can also provide additional testimonies from our PNP personnel who had been directly or indirectly attacked,” Carlos added. (ai/mtvn)