Negros Oriental residents terrified in wake of killing of 14
Residents terrified by the killing of 14 persons in coordinated police and military operations in Negros Oriental on Saturday have been sleeping in the middle of sugarcane fields, plantations, and in other people’s houses.
Citing a report from a priest in the community, San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza said the residents were afraid to sleep in their own houses because they had attended a meeting of a farmer’s group whose leaders and members were among those killed by police and soldiers.
The Catholic Church is organizing psycho-social interventions to help those severely affected deal with the trauma aside from spiritual services to the grieving, Alminaza said.
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