“The DILG challenges the Makabayan Bloc and their allied organizations to pressure the CPP-NPA to turn over those responsible and to condemn the CPP-NPA for manufacturing, stockpiling, transporting, and using anti-personnel mines all over the country,” he said.
Malaya also slammed the progressive bloc for urging the family of Kieth Absalon to file a complaint before the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC).
“The Joint Monitoring Committee was disbanded many years back. It no longer exists,” Malaya said.
“It’s unfortunate that the Makabayan Bloc is misleading the Absalon family who is demanding justice for the death of Keith and Nolven Absalon,” he added.
Malaya said the Makabayan Bloc is giving the Absalon family false hopes.
DILG dares Makabayan, CPP-NPA, to surrender those responsible for Kieth Absalon’s death
Earlier, Makabayan Bloc said the JMC accepts complaints on the non-compliance of CPP-NPA and its security forces on the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
“We condemn the military action by a unit of the NPA in Masbate City that caused their death and injuries to others for violating international humanitarian law,” the bloc said.
“Filing a complaint with the JMC will serve as an important reminder on the need for both the signatories to the CARHRIHL — the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) that represents the CPP-NPA — to always abide by the laws of war: all non-combatants, civilians, and civilian populations should be spared and protected, so that there will be no more Absalons to be needlessly lost,” it added.
Meanwhile, the mother of Kieth Absalon insisted that she would not receive any help from the CPP-NPA.
“Hindi ko na kailangan ang tulong nila na galing sa kanila para lang ako babayaran? Hindi na po, ayaw ko na… Batas na lang ang humusga,” said Vilma Absalon.