CHR-12 exec nixes ‘sympathy, legal succor’ for suspect in Isulan blast

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 4 Apr) – The Commission on Human Rights-12 (CHR-12) on Thursday assured it will not extend “any amount of sympathy and legal succor” to the suspect in the blast that injured 18 people in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on Wednesday afternoon.

An EOD team inspects the blast site. Photo courtesy of 6th Infantry Division

Erlan Deluvio, CHR-12 acting director, issued the pronouncement as he waxed poetic in condemning the blast inside Carlito’s Chicken House in Isulan, the capital of Sultan Kudarat province.

He described the suspect “as a madman on the loose.”

Last year, five persons were killed and some 50 others were wounded when two separate blasts also hit Isulan in a span of less than a week in August and September.

Deluvio also urged authorities with an overdose of bombastic phrases to immediately capture the suspect on Wednesday’s explosion.

“This scoundrel must be blasted to eternal damnation and may his soul be burned forever in the Valhalla of Eternal Pain and Suffering; his heart to be taken out and given as a prey to the beasts of the forest and vultures of the air, it having no tincture of use, or any glorious purpose for the benefit of mankind, and that it might be truly descriptive of himself – heartless and evil!” he said in a statement.

In Norse mythology, Valhalla refers to the “hall of the fallen.”

Among the victims of Wednesday’s blast inside Carlito’s Chicken House were six children and a pregnant mother.

Brig. Gen. Eliseo Rasco, Police Regional Office-12 director, said initial investigation showed the motive for the bomb attack was extortion.

Deluvio asked law enforcement agencies to intensify security measures and manhunt operations to capture the “madman along with his cohorts and deliver them to justice.”

“For how can we cleanse this Augean stables of criminal derelicts if we only sit in the sidelines and remain remiss in our solemn duty to serve and protect our people?” he asked.

Cleanse the Augean stable means to rid a place or entity of an accumulation of something distasteful. In Greek mythology, Hercules was tasked with cleansing the Augean stables—which had not been cleaned in 30 years. (Bong S. Sarmiento / MindaNews)