The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command, New People’s Army Regional Operational Command in Negros Island (AGC-NPA), with its Red commanders and fighters and the entire revolutionary movement and people of Negros render its highest tribute to revolutionary martyrs Comrade Kerima Lorena “Ka Ella” Tariman and Comrade Pabling who offered their lives in an encounter between Red fighters of the Roselyn Jean Pelle Command – NPA North Negros Front and soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion at Hacienda Raymunda, Barangay Kapitan Ramon, Silay City, Negros Occidental, yesterday, August 20, 2021, around 6:00 in the. morning.
Ka Ella, a leading Party cadre of the RJPC-NPA, hailed from Legazpi City, Albay. She was a renowned poet, writer and revolutionary artist who chose to share the life-and-death struggle of the masses of Negros Island. She gave up her life to serve the people and the revolution.
The masses of Negros have Ka Ella and Ka Pabling deep in their hearts. They mourn the death of revolutionary martyrs who fought for their liberation from decades-long feudal exploitation. Sorrow will turn into rage that will fuel the masses’ commitment to end their insufferable oppressive and exploitative conditions through the people’s democratic revolution.
The Red commanders and fighters in Negros are inspired by the sacrifice of our comrades, the new heroes of our time. It is a sacrifice that reminds us to steel our commitment to the revolutionary cause and fearlessly take on their unfinished tasks until revolutionary victory.###