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Gov’t peace panel condemns NPA landmine attacks

Jose Rodel Clapano - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - The government peace panel has condemned the series of landmine attacks perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao del Sur.

“The attack by the NPA on a convoy of ambulances in the town of Bansalan using improvised explosive devices constitutes a clear-cut violation of international humanitarian laws, “ the government panel said.

The government peace panel said the protection accorded to medical personnel, especially those belonging to the Red Cross, their vehicles and installations, is one of the cornerstones of International Humanitarian Law.

“It is only under very specific circumstances that such personnel, buildings or vehicles may lose such protection, namely when they take direct part in or used in direct support of the armed hostilities,” the government panel led by Alexander Padilla said.

           

 

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ALEXANDER PADILLA

BANSALAN

DAVAO

DIRECT

GOVERNMENT

INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

NEW PEOPLE

PANEL

RED CROSS

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