On the early morning of October 24, 2014 an undetermined number of troops belonging to the 2nd
Scout Ranger Batallion, PA were on foot patrol in Upper Oregon, Logdeck, San
Isidro, Lianga. About 17 of those troops including members of Datu Calpit
Egua’s paramilitary group went to the neighboring Sitio Cabalawan, San Isidro,
Lianga, Surigao del Sur.
At around 7 o’clock in the morning, HENRY
ALAMEDA had just finished eating breakfast when three armed men carrying
M14 and M16 rifles suddenly went up and inside their house in Sitio Cabalawan,
Brgy. San Isidro, Lianga, Surigao del Sur. The armed men forcibly dragged Henry
outside towards the forested area. Upon passing by the waiting shed near the
house Henry, refusing to go with the armed men held on to one of the
posts. One of the armed men then shot
Henry twice hitting him on the chest while another one shot him on the head.
The killing was witnessed by Henry’s wife and their children. The armed men left going towards the forested
area after shooting Henry.
In the afternoon of the same day
military troops and CAFGU members were seen in Sitio Cabalawan.
Operating troops of the 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion,
36th IB PA and the 3rd Special Forces Battalion, under
the 401st Brigade of the Philippine Army has been launching military
operations in the mountain areas of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Norte.
Accompanying the military troops are members of the CAFGU and paramilitary
group of Calpit Egua.
Karapatan-Caraga believes that the extra-judicial killing
of Henry Alameda, active council member of MAPASU, a lumad organization
strongly protesting against mining operations and land conversion/plantations,
is part of the AFP’s anti-insurgency campaign Oplan Bayanihan to ensure the
entry and operations of large scale mining and plantations in Caraga.