The NPA-Armando Sumayang Jr. Command of Southwest Negros Guerilla Front successfully mounted a tactical offensive against the AFP’s 15th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Pinggot, Ilog, Negros Occidental last July 8, 2020. The AFP succumbed to at least 16 casualties, with 12 killed-in-action and 4 wounded-in-action. A military asset in the same barangay was also punished by the NPA last July 4. The same battalion was sniped by the NPA unit in Sitio Bugtong Lubi, Barangay Damutan, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental last July 19.
The 15th IB of the 302nd brigade of the AFP is known for its fascist attacks and SEMPO-like operations in Southern Negros. The battalion has compiled several human rights violations — red tagging, enforced surrenders and evacuation, indiscriminate firing, and murders. The NPA warns the AFP and their assets that the armed revolution will persist so long as they create the conditions for it. Through the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the people’s war is inspired to carry the revolution forward to greater heights as their commander-in-chief Duterte has intensified attacks against the Filipino people.