The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group have filed separate cases for Violation of RA 9851 or the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Other Crimes against Humanity against members of a communist group on Tuesday (April 5, 2022) morning at the Office of the City Prosecutor, Guihulngan City, Negros Occidental with NPS Docket No. VII-21-INV-22D-01159.
The CIDG RFU 7 together with the complainants personally appeared at the said prosecution office to file their case against the following members of Communist New Peoples Army Central Negros Front 1 (CNF1) :
- Lenmar Turmis;
- Cristitoto Nilles Jr;
- Macario Fat Jr;
- Jercel Gonzaga;
- Benjack Tecson;
- Jose Maria Sison, a.k.a. “Ka Joma”;
- Benito A Tiamson a.k.a. “Crising Bonaag”;
- Wilma E Tiamzon a.k.a. ‘Azun”; and
- Fifty (50) other John Does.
The filing of the case stemmed from the June 2018 incident where more or less 70 fully armed men believed to be members of the CPP/NPA arrived in Brgy Humay-Humay, Guihilngan City in Negros and without any apparent reasons sprayed with bullets the house of victim, Lenmar and Landino Cabasag resulting in the instantaneous death of Lenmar Cabasag due to severe gunshot wounds in the head.
Minutes later, the suspects started to burst fire on the house of Mike Jakusalem. Accordingly, Turmis, Nilles, Fat, Gonzaga, and Tecson entered the house, tied the victim and ransacked his home taking away Php30,000.00. However, before leaving the suspects shot the victim’s head causing severe injury to his skull and left eye.
In the submitted report to PMGen Eliseo DC Cruz, CIDG Director, the same CIDG unit previously filed a case on March 7, 2022, against the respondents for the crime of Murder, Frustrated Murder, and Robbery with NPS Docket No. VII-21-INV-22C-01143 to 01145.
The CIDG assures the victims and the public that relentless efforts are being exerted to ensure that justice will be served against radical groups for causing terror and fear as well as disrupting peace and security in the community.