Archive of Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson

On the NPA defensive in San Jose de Buan, Western Samar

  The New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas (Efren Martires Command or EMC) today reports that an NPA unit was raided by troops under the 87th Infantry Battalion last July 29 near Sitio Salvacion, Barangay San Nicolas, San Jose de Buan, Western Samar. The said NPA unit was able to retaliate with gunfire. The firefight […]

AFP artillery shelling spree terrorizes residents in San Jose De Buan, Samar

  The Efren Martires Command of the New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines for conducting wholesale artillery shelling in the hinterlands of San Jose de Buan, Western Samar. The operations proved futile as no NPA unit was in the area and were done by the military to instill […]

Garbage about NPA “sexual abuse” to justify Duterte’s inhumane all-out war in the midst of COVID-19

The Efren Martires Command of the New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas dismisses the Philippine News Agency’s press release about NPA “sexual abuse” in Northern Samar as recycled garbage. “The Armed Forces of the Philippines is demonizing the NPA to justify the Duterte regime’s all-out war and threats of martial law,” said Ka Karlos Manuel, spokesperson of […]

Army raids NPA unit in Eastern Visayas preparing for COVID-19 response

The New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas today assailed the 20th Infantry Battalion-Philippine Army for attacking a unit of the NPA in Northern Samar that was in the midst of preparing for a local anti-COVID-19 campaign. “The raid by the 20th IB last April 23 shows it is traitorous and hawkish and cannot be expected […]

NPA ridicules AFP for maintaining Balangiga charade, urges civilian officials to stand up to military coercion

The New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas today laughed off the Armed Forces of the Philippines for maintaining the NPA seized relief goods related to the anti-COVID-19 campaign in Balangiga, Eastern Samar. “It is farcical when the AFP now says the Balangiga town council supports the military’s accusation after initially rejecting it,” said Ka Karlos […]

NPA-EV to AFP: Your charges against us are as false as your ceasefire

The New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas today slammed the Armed Forces of the Philippines for accusing it of atrocities in the COVID-19 crisis. “The NPA is not on the offensive against Duterte government forces nor snatching COVID-19 aid packages,” said Ka Karlos Manuel, spokesperson of the Efren Martires Command. “Even local officials in Balangiga, […]

AFP violates own ceasefire as Duterte exploits COVID-19 threat to strengthen authoritarian hold — NPA-EV

  The New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas today dismissed accusations of violating its unilateral ceasefire, such as in Calbiga, Western Samar and Las Navas, Northern Samar, as hogwash from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). “Various units of the New People’s Army (NPA) report that the AFP troops did not withdraw but stepped […]

NPA hits AFP for violating Covid-19 ceasefire to force barangay support for counter-insurgency while potentially spreading coronavirus — NPA-EV

  The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) again denounced the Armed Forces of the Philippines for intensifying its retooled community support program (RCSP) operations that are essentially combat-intelligence-psychological warfare operations for its war of suppression against the people of Samar, while possibly exposing the residents to the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19). “The AFP could […]

NO MERCY: AFP violates own ceasefire, uses Covid-19 “community quarantine” as an instrument for the repression of the people

The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) today assailed the Duterte government’s unilateral ceasefire declaration last March 19 as a farce as the Armed Forces of the Philippines continues military operations in the region. The AFP is now also using the Duterte government’s widespread implementation of “community quaratine” over the Coronary Virus Disease-19 (Covid-19) […]

Efren Martires Command condemns murder of Salvador “Ka Bulig” Nordan

The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) today expressed outrage at the extrajudicial killing by Duterte’s fascist police last March 6 of Salvador Nordan, an NPA leader in Northern Samar who was on leave at the time of his death. “The NPA-Eastern Visayas believes Salvador Nordan, who was better known as “Ka Bulig” in […]