AFP/PNP squandered millions to cover up Ka Oris’ murder – NPA Negros spox

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Ka Juanito Magbanua, spokesperson of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command-New People’s Army Negros Regional Operation Command (AGC-NPA), lambasted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), through a statement released today, for squandering taxpayers’ money to cover up the murder of Ka Oris and his medical aide, Ka Pika who were hors de combat during the incident.

Contrary to the claims of AFP’s 4th Infantry Division that he was killed in an armed encounter, Ka Marco Valbuena, Communist Party of the Philippines spokesperson, clarified that NPA national spokesperson Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos and his companion, Eighfel “Ka Pika” Dela Peña, were “riding on a motorcycle on their way to seek medical treatment” when the were ambushed “on the road between Impasug-ong town proper and the national highway at 9 p.m. of October 29.”

Magbanua, in his statement, expressed aversion over the AFP’s willingness to spend millions of pesos by dropping bombs and indiscriminately firing on the mountainous area near the crime scene just to make their story of an encounter between the AFP and NPA believable.

Revolution will go on

“Cowardice pushed them [AFP] to end the life of our comrades,” Magbanua stated.

If the AFP and Philippine National Police (PNP) expect to solve their “insurgency” problem through killing revolutionaries like Ka Oris, they are mistaken, according to Magbanua.

He added that the NPA is waging a just war against the ruling class and enjoys the broad and inexhaustible support of the people and that while the oppressive and exploitative semicolonial and semifeudal system persists prolonging the people’s suffering, armed revolution will go on with the participation of the broad masses especially the peasants and workers.

“We are saddened by the loss of a Party cadre and valiant Red commander but armed struggle will not stop here,” he said. “Surely Ka Oris will inspire the next generation to continue advancing the national democratic revolution through protracted people’s war.

Highest tribute

The AGC-NPA and the entire revolutionary movement in Negros Island gave the highest tribute to Ka Oris and Ka Pika and considered them as “heroes who offered their precious lives for the oppressed and exploited.”

“Martyrs and heroes of the revolution may have perished, but the people will be the ones to continue the armed revolution with the NPA at the forefront through the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP),” Magbanua remarked.

“We will give the highest tribute and red salute to Ka Oris and Ka Pika through mounting extensive tactical offensives to punish those with blood debts against the people and the revolution,” he ended. ###

AFP/PNP squandered millions to cover up Ka Oris’ murder – NPA Negros spox
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