Matibay na testimonya ni James Durimon isang dating Special Partisan Unit (SPARU) na Hi t man ng grupong N P A, na nagpapanggap na mga sundaIo kapag may pinatutumba para maisisi ng mamamayan sa gobyerno.
Sa isang publisherd article ng Manila Bulletin noong 2019, isinalaysay ni James Durimon ang kwento ng kanyang buhay. Read below:
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Durimon alias “Ka Joros,” 21, had a troubled past. When he was eight-years-old, his entire family abandoned him. Up until the day his father died, he was still searching for answers as to why they left him.
He was adopted by his uncle and exposed to farming to support himself but life was just too hard. Durimon’s uncle was a member of the NPA. He was shown the rebel group’s way of life at a young age.
At the age of 14, Durimon became a “courier” for the NPA, sending letters to certain establishments, companies, and specific people.
He did not know the contents of the letter, but he felt good because he was validated. He found social inclusion.
Add to it the NPA’s promise of livelihood aid for him and his family, if ever they come back. It was too good an offer to pass up, igniting his urge to unite with his family. They never saw each other even as of this writing.
When he reached the age of 18, the now grown Durimon went full time as an NPA member.
He started training “like a military,” slowly worked his way up the ladder, and went on to become a team leader of a SPARU operating under the command of a certain Charity Amacan, the so-called lady leader of the NPA-Northern Negros Front. In his team, Durimon had 11 members, all were trained hitmen.
As a SPARU, their job is to “neutralize” all elements that hinder their advocacy – be it a policeman , a soldier, or a civilian suspected of being a spy. Over the course of three years, Duriman’s group has killed at least six people.
“Kapag may utos ang guerilla front ng Negros, si Charity Amacan, binibigyan nila kami ng mga picture. Dinidispatsa na kasi asset daw sa militar ‘yan. Kung anong desisyon sa taas, bumababa sa amin. Kapag may target na, tinatrabaho namin (If there is an order from the guerrilla front of Negros, from Charity Amacan, they would give us pictures. We dispatch [the targets] because they are suspected assets of military. Whatever orders from the higher ups, it would go down to us. If there’s a target, we would work on it),” Durimon said.
“Sa NPA, ang ipinaglalaban ay ekonomiya para daw sa taumbayan. Tinatawag kang sundalo ng taumbayan kaya kung sinong sagabal sa kilusan niyo, kailangan walisin niyo para makapagpatuloy kayo sa paglakad niyo (In the NPA, what we were fighting for is an economy for the masses. We were called soldiers for the masses so whoever hinders our group, we need to eliminate them so we could advance our causes),” he added.
The lanky young man claimed they would often wear uniforms resembling that of a soldier, policeman, or a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent during “hits” as part of their “pakana” or tactics to fool the people that the killings were state-sponsored. This reporter could not immediately and independently verify the claims.
Among Durimon’s victims were elderly farmer-siblings where his unit dressed up as soldiers; his friend who was suspected of being a military spy where they acted in the guise of a “Tokhang” operation, or the controversial anti-drug operation by the police that is blamed for the deaths of 6,000 suspects or more; and a farmer that also got suspected of being a spy and shot while on top of a coconut tree.
Durimon said he would often feel nothing after killing their targets because he thought it was for the advancement of their cause.
But it was after one encounter with the military and the discovery of an anomaly within their organization that forced Durimon to quit the communist group.
FULL STORY: https://mb.com.ph/2019/10/15/self-confessed-sparu-hitman-coddler-yield-bare-npa-deception/