Sa isang makasaysayang pagkakataon, tumestigo si National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon laban kay Communist Party of the Philippines Founder Joma Sison, asawa nito at sa 36 pang iba kaugnay sa Inopacan Massacre.
Sa Inopacan massacre, pinagpapapatay ng mga rebeldeng komunista ang mga pinagsusuptseahan nilang mga government informants sa kanilang hanay.
“From 1984 to 1986, the CPP-NPA launched a nationwide purging of their ranks. In the Visayas, the purge was named Oplan Venereal Disease wherein around three hundred suspected government assets embedded within its organization were arbitrarily sentenced and executed in Leyte alone. Mass graves have been found in several rural areas around the country, one of which is in Inopacan, Leyte.
It was only twenty years later, on August 28, 2006, that the 8th Infantry Division of Philippine Army’s 802 Infantry Brigade unearthed the skeletal remains of at least sixty seven individuals in a mass grave site in Mt. Sapang Dako, Inopacan. More remains were subsequently discovered in various parts of Leyte province. Secretary Esperon, then the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, filed the case against Sison and 37 others for their criminal responsibility in the Inopacan Massacre in 2006,” pahayag na ibinigay sa Philippine Information Agency.
“It is high time that the CPP-NPA be held accountable for the atrocities they have committed against our people, through the application of the judicial process. Their acts only serve to reinforce the true criminal and terrorist nature of the CPP-NPA masquerading, under the guise of a ‘revolutionary armed movement,” sabi ni Esperon