Couple Antonio Cabanatan, 74, and Florenda Yap, 65 were abducted, detained and held incommunicado for months, and tortured before being killed through guillotine by state forces. Their lifeless bodies were found inside a house in Barangay Botong, Oton, Iloilo on December 26, 2020. They have already retired from revolutionary work several years ago due to their physical condition and old age.
The Party paid tribute to Cabanatan, also known as Kasamang Manlimbasog (Strive), for his lifelong and stellar service to the revolution. He continuously served the revolution from being a student activist in 1967 until his death. He played a key role in expanding the national democratic propaganda movement in Cebu, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Leyte, Samar up to Northern Mindanao..
He effectively led the revolution in Visayas and Mindanao and took on heavy responsibilities.
The full tribute of the Central Committee can be read in the March 17 special issue of Ang Bayan.