Jun 8, 2021
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People's Army (NPA) "take full responsibility" for the deaths of athlete Kieth Absalon and his cousin Nolven.
The two died after an improvised explosive device went off while they were cycling in Barangay Anas, Masbate City last Sunday.
In a statement, the CPP and NPA express their "deep remorse over the untimely and unnecessary deaths of cousins Keith and Nolven Absalon" resulting from "errors in the military action mounted by an NPA unit.
The CPP and the NPA also asked for forgiveness from the Absalon family and the Filipino people.