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NegOcc gov against death squads vs communists

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Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. opposed the use of death squads to fight members of the communist New People’s Army.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier said he plans to create a “Duterte Death Squad” to counter the sparrow units of communist rebels.

Reacting to Duterte’s statement on deploying his own sparrow unit, Marañon said in a Visayan Daily Star that it was just a wrong use of words.

Due process and the rule of law must always be upheld, he added.

That is too drastic and can be abused, said the politiko.