ASJC-NPA pays tribute to Ka Greg, hails the masses and Red fighters of Southwest Negros for foiling Duterte’s fascist onslaught

“The revolution belongs to the people”, erstwhile NPA national commander Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos once said.

Celso “Ka Greg” Tribunalo of Sitio Ulomhon, Barangay Yao-yao in the town of Cauayan, Negros Occidental exemplified this principle. Coming from a poor peasant family and having to endure various forms of feudal and semi-feudal exploitation all his life, he came to grasp the objective necessity of the armed revolution to fundamentally change the rotten semi-colonial and semi-feudal system that brought about unbearable misery to his family and the entire people.

He regarded the revolution as his very own. He understood that only way to liberate the peasantry and the people as a whole is by arousing, organizing and mobilizing them in great revolutionary struggles and armed resistance.

Despite his advanced age of 62, he never refused a task and always see to it that all tasks assigned to him are meticulously carried out. He displayed courage, perseverance and determination in the face of enemy and immense difficulties.

He was a member of a local guerilla unit of the Party’s Section Committee, and was martyred on April 19 at Sitio Bajay, Barangay Caliling in a clash with 15IB fascist troops. Until the very end, his commitment to the revolutionary cause of the people remains undiminished and fought valiantly against a preponderant enemy.

Today, the masses and revolutionary forces of Southwest Negros will raise their clenched fists and weapons in final red salute to Ka Greg. His bravery and selfless dedication to the people’s democratic revolution will not be forgotten and will inspire many more to take path of armed struggle.

The ASJC-NPA also extend its militant salutation to the valiant masses and indomitable Red fighters of Southwest Negros whose unbreakable link tempered in arduous struggles foiled the fascist onslaught of the US-Duterte regime.

Despite some casualties and losses, the NPA and the revolutionary movement of Southwest Negros not only remain intact, but it expanded manifold times and consolidated further its forces and areas.

Since last year, 302Bgde intensified its combat operations in consonant with psywar campaigns in Hinobaan, Sipalay, Ilog, Candoni, Cauayan and other areas. The ensuing rights abuses in these brutal operations only drove the people to tread the path of armed struggle and enlist in the NPA.

The encounters in Sitio Bajay and Lungon-lungon on April 19 only demonstrate the heightened capacity of ASJC-NPA units to launch counter-offensive actions to thwart, derail or sabotage the military campaign of the enemy.

For more than a month, 15IB is on offensive in Cauayan but this only reap failure. The concerned ASJC-NPA unit was not only able to evade decisive engagement with the enemy, but more importantly, spoils their campaign with counter-offensive measures.

Duterte and his generals obviously have not learned the lesson of history: that the people united shall never be defeated and with the support of the masses, the NPA is invincible. ###

ASJC-NPA pays tribute to Ka Greg, hails the masses and Red fighters of Southwest Negros for foiling Duterte’s fascist onslaught
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