Anthony Taberna, Ronnie Liang, and other personalities are among those who denounced the New People’s Army (NPA) murder of Kieth Absalon, a Far Eastern University (FEU) Men’s Football Team member, and his cousin Nolven Absalon.
On facebook, Liang shared his sentiments about the killings caused by the NPA.
“Bilang isang Pilipino, nalulungkot po ako sa pagka-matay nina Keith at Nolven Absalon, wala po talagang mananalo sa anumang away or giyera, ang nagsa-suffer ay ang Bayan lalo na ang mga inosenteng mamamayan.
“I really pray for our country’s peace and unity for our future generations and our country’s progress and development.”
The brutal death of Kieth Absalon and Nolven Absalon also caught the attention of broadcast journalist Anthony Taberna.
On his Instagram, Taberna shared his sentiments about the incident. He said he was worried that some personalities were not making a fuss about the murder of Kieth and his cousin.
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He also called out several lawmakers who have remained silent on the issue as well as the artists, celebrities, and media figures who are known for opposing the Administration in the lengthy post.
“Senators Risa Hontiveros, Kiko Pangilinan, Franklin Drilon – asan po kayo? VP Leni Robredo – di mo ba kokondenahin ang NPA sa pataksil na pagpatay sa kapwa mo Bicolano?
“Yung mga artista at iba pang celebrity at mga taga Media na laging nanggagalaiti sa pagbanat sa Gobyerno, okay lang ba sa inyo ang ginawa ng NPA?”
On twitter, another broadcast journalist Karen Davila called out NPA’s doing and tagged it as “murder.” She also noted the brutal use of the improvised explosive devices (IED).
NPA, this is MURDER. The use of landmines is a human catastrophe and a persistent civilian killer. https://t.co/d2CD0ujApP— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) June 9, 2021
On June 6, around 6:30 a.m., while biking, Kieth and his cousin accidentally passed an improvised explosive device (IED).
Apart from the explosion of the IED, there were bullet wounds in the bodies. It was according to the death certificate of the two.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is ready to file a complaint against the NPA.
“Ang ating pangako sa pamilya, kamag-anak, at sa ating mga kababayan ay hindi tayo titigil sa paghatid ng hustisya dito sa mga naging biktima,” said AFP spokesperson Gen. Edgard Arevalo.