UA Date: 24 August 2009
UA Title: Arbitrary Killing of peasant organizer by suspected
paramilitary elements in Negros Occidental, Philippines
UA Case: Extajudicial Killing
Victim/s: Carlito Belarma Dacudao
- Male, 49 years old
- Married with seven children
- Organizer and District Council Member of National Federation of Sugar
Workers (NFSW)-Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)
Place of Incident: Hda. Minoro, Brgy. Estado, Victorias, Negros
Dates of Incident: At around 7 o’clock in the morning, August 21, 2009
Alleged Perpetrators: Six (6) believed to be elements of the Revolutionary
Proletarian Army- Alex Bungcayao Brigade (RPA- ABB) led by a certain “Ka
Maitan” Casiple, together with Atanacio de Dios alias “Takoy”, alias “Ka
Dodoy” and “Ka Allan”.
Atanacio de Dios is a resident of Hda. Minoro, Brgy. Estado, Victorias,
Negros Occidental, Philippines.
The RPA-ABB is a paramilitary group funded by the Philippine Army and
Department of National Defense.
Account of Incident:
On August 21, 2009 at around 7:00 o’clock in the morning, Carlito B.
Dacudao was on his motorcycle selling fish in Brgy. Estado and adjacent
places in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
As Dacudao was nearing Hda. Minoro, Brgy. Estado, Victorias, he was
flagged down by Atanacio “Takoy” de Dios, a former member of the
Revolutionary Proletarian Army- Alex Bongcayao Brigade (RPA-ABB). When
Dacudao stopped, an unidentified man, believed to be a member of the
RPA-ABB, approached and bought fish from him. Four (4) more unidentified
men, also believed to be members of the paramilitary group, suddenly
approached the victim.
After Dacudao packed the fish bought from him, he was shot at close range
by one of the men with a .45 caliber pistol, hitting him in the face and
Recovered from the scene of incident were two (2) empty shells of .45
caliber pistol and one live ammunition. Combat shoes and used dining
utensils were also recovered near the area.
Dacudao was an active member of the National Federation of Sugar Workers,
a federation under the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Peasant Movement
of the Philippines), labeled by the Armed Forces of the Philippines as
front organization of the CPP-NPA.
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