Red salute to the people’s victories through its NPA!

Juanito Magbanua | Spokesperson | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | New People's Army
January 28, 2019

Due to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police’s (PNP) desperate plan to destroy the New People’s Army (NPA) and the revolutionary movement in Negros Island, it resulted to 27 casualties on their side only within January 2019. Not one NPA was killed or caught while confronting the brutal military operations of the AFP/PNP. Instead, those who aspire to join the armed struggle is expanding because they have proven the ruthlessness of the state just to preserve the interest of the ruling class led by the US-Duterte regime.

The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command (AGC) – Negros Island Regional Command conveys its red salute to the NPA units that have courageously implemented the order of defeating the brutal campaign of the enemy. The armed struggle launched by the NPA under the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines is a just struggle because it upholds the interest of the mass of peasants and workers and the whole Filipino people against the cruel and oppressive US-Duterte regime. In fact, the broad people support and take part in armed struggle because they grasp that the NPA is fighting for the interest of the people. The NPA wages war in the absence of self-interest without receiving even a centavo and is prepared for death if it is the price of wholeheartedly serving the people.

The troops of Brig. Gen. Ignacio Madriaga of the 302nd Brigade and Col. Benedict Arevalo of the 303rd Brigade are pitiable because they are placed on the battlefield for the desire of their officials to gain medals, promote their ranks, increase their salaries and, needless to say, enlarge their share in the corruption with every fake surrenderee and fake achievement. But most terrible is the situation of the people who are victims of the AFP and PNP’s intensifying military operations for their failed hope to destroy the revolutionary armed struggle. No one else suffer but the people, especially the peasants in the countryside, that are victims of widespread killings and illegal arrests, torture, hamletting, ransacking of homes, planted evidence on those they arrest and kill and others. The AFP and PNP are indeed terrorists!

To all red fighter under the AGC-NPA Negros, continue to mount tactical offensives to make the mercenary AFP and PNP pay their blood debts to the people. With the broad masses and all revolutionary forces, let us frustrate the plan of the US-Duterte regime to put an end to the revolutionary movement. Youth, join the armed struggle! Long live the oppressed masses!