2 firearms seized by NPA in action vs AFP-MIB asset

Cecil Estrella | Spokesperson | NPA-Northern Negros (Roselyn Pelle Command) | New People's Army
September 05, 2020

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The Roselyn Jean Pelle Command – New People’s Army (RJPC-NPA) scored significant victory for Negrosanon masses and revolutionary forces in its military actions here in North Negros.

On September 4, the RJPC-NPA punished a rabid counter-revolutionary agent of the Military Intelligence Battalion (MIB) which is under the 3rd Infantry Division (3rd ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) based in Iloilo. Two AFP-issued caliber .45 pistols and bullets were seized by the NPA from Benedicto Omblero of Barangay Laga-an, Calatrava.

Omblero is the subject of complaints from the masses in the said area as a notorious thug, gun-runner and drug dealer.

He enjoys protection from big comprador-landlords, corrupt politicians, police and military officials.

Omblero is directly involved in the killing of peasant leader and radio anchor Julius Barellano, who was shot dead on orders from a despotic landlord in June 2018. Barellano led peasant masses in their struggle against landgrabbing in Hacienda Medina, San Carlos City.

The RJPC-NPA further confirmed Omblero’s enlistment as a confidential asset or intelligence agent of the AFP through his IDs and mission orders. Omblero is a member of the anti-communist organization ANAD, a major instigator and implementor of red-tagging, arrests and killings of progressive activists, civilians and ordinary peasants across the country.

The people and organized forces in Negros are currently active in joining and cooperating with the armed revolutionary movement to seek justice for victims of fascist abuses of the US-Duterte regime and its minions in the AFP, PNP, paramilitary and other criminal elements in the countryside. They are determined to report cases before the genuine government of the people as the NPA is prepared to defend the masses against abusive fascists and criminals here in Negros.

The people of Northern Negros are aware of the steps of the people’s democratic government and the RJPC-NPA against several counter-revolutionary and criminal elements who were effected with warnings, disarming and punitive action. The RJPC advises all other accused personalities to cooperate and correspond compliantly with the cases forwarded against them by the masses. You know who you are.

The RJPC-NPA will not think twice in effecting revolutionary justice particularly against abusive elements who take advantage of the current crisis situation and the COVID-19 pandemic. The bloody campaign of the US-Duterte regime in the violent repression, forced surrenders, extra-judicial killings and sowing of fear among the peasant masses and civilians through the EO70 National Task Force and the Anti-Terror Law, must be confronted with the intensification of people’s war and the militant fervor of the masses. ###