2 weeks Panay Bayan leader face murder, multiple murder tries after soldiers linked him to rebels’ ambush on govt troops Inquirer
ILOILO CITY ---- A known leader of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Panay is facing a complaint for murder and multiple attempted murder after soldiers accused him of involvement in an ambush on government troops by communist rebels. But Elmer Forro, Bayan-Panay secretary-general, condemned the criminal complaint against him as "trumped-up" and part of efforts to harass leaders of progressive organizations who were already red-tagged. Forro received a subpoena from the Iloilo Provincial Prosecutor's Office concerning a criminal complaint filed by the municipal police station of Lambunao, Iloilo in June. Forro was among those named in the complaint along ... more