Statement of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. on the NPA ambush of Mayor Guingona

I condemn in the strongest term the ambush elements of New People’s Army staged against Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental Mayor Ruthie Guingona and her convoy. Thank God she survived although her driver and his brother died in the attack and resulted to the wounding of her other companions. No amount of rationalization can justify such senseless act of violence.

Ano ngayon ang masasabi ng mga maka-kaliwang tagapayo ng Pangulo? Bakit wala silang kibo? Sila dapat ang unang nagkokondena sa kanilang mga dating kasamahan. Maybe their presence in this administration has emboldened the NPAs to step up their atrocities. Bakit ‘pag mga sundalo ang nasasangkot napakabilis nilang sumigaw ng human rights violations?

The attack against Mayor Guingona is not acceptable to the Filipino people. Even more unacceptable and disgusting is the NPA’s lame and entirely incredible explanation that they did not intend to kill civilians and were only forced to defend themselves.

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