BAGUIO CITY — In an open letter addressed to all low-ranking government security forces such as those in the CAFGU, AFP troopers and junior officers and policemen, Simon “Ka Filiw” Naogsan of the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front (CPDF) asked them in the name of “…true patriotism and service to the people (to take) a stand against those who oppress and exploit the majority of our fellow Filipinos”.
The open letter was apparently sparked by an incident that took place last January 22, 2009 in an army detachment in Tocucan, Bontoc where a CAFGU militiaman, Jose Wayangen, from Betwagan, Sadanga, Mt. Province shot dead Sgt. Pauig Pattaguan of the 77th IB, after the former was verbally abused and humiliated by the victim. Read the rest of this entry →