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While food shortages inflicted by Covid-19 as well as food blockades and hamletting of civilians imposed by the government continue, destructive operations of plantations and mining companies remain unhampered.
In this light, Red fighters of the New People’s Army – Misamis Oriental burned down three dump trucks and a bus of multinational Del Monte Philippines Inc. in Sitio Talambao, Brgy. Bulahan, Claveria, Misamis Oriental on October 6, 2020, around 10 am.
A day before the above incident, October 5, around 9 am, NPA-Misamis Oriental also attacked troopers of Mindanao Energy’s (MINERGY) Special CAFGU Active Auxiliary stationed in Brgy. Quezon, Balingasag.
These attacks took place amid the AFP’s sustained and focused military operations (FMO) in North Central Mindanao Region. The AFP launched its series of FMOs on July and August in Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and Agusan del Sur and del Norte and has sustained its operations since September.
The NPA-Misamis Oriental vows to frustrate the militarization and intensified attacks of the AFP and the US-Duterte regime. This will show that Duterte’s anti-people and anti-revolutionary war is bound to fail.
Furthermore, the state should focus on the pressing Covid-19 crisis rather than squander billions of people’s money on its militarization and acquisition of military equipment. As the US-Duterte regime continues to neglect the people’s outcry while suppressing their basic rights, he will surely suffer from its backfire.