The New People’s Army in North Eastern Mindanao Region (NPA-NEMR) salutes and gives tribute to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on the occasion of the 51st anniversary of its re-establishment, celebrated today, December 26, 2019. The correct leadership of the CPP of the revolutionary movement in the region is the main reason that it remains dedicated in fighting and exposing the tyranny of the ruling system under the leadership of the killer Duterte.
The correctness of the absolute leadership of the CPP over the NPA has been demonstrated, as it has not been destroyed by the increasingly worsening attacks. The US-Duterte regime, with its AFP/PNP, failed to destroy even a single guerilla front in NEMR. The NPA in all guerilla fronts, were able to effectively combat the unrelenting attacks of the AFP/PNP which used its bragged about modern warfare, especially its bomber planes.
The NPA-NEMR maintained and defended its areas against attempts by the AFP/PNP to destroy these to prevent the maneuvers of the NPA forces in the region. The NPA’s familiarity of the mountains is significant in successfully maneuvering, fighting and thwarting attacks during widespread operations of the AFP/PNP.
The correctness of guerilla warfare has been proven because not a single guerilla front in the region have been destroyed, despite being a small armed force equipped with high caliber firearms. On the other hand, its enemy AFP/PNP used its bragged about modern equipment, especially bomber planes which it often utilized to attack the NPA forces. The guerilla forces must ensure that they will not become specific targets of enemy attacks, especially by bombings.
The farmers, Lumad and other sectors are not deceived by the chicanery and threats of the AFP/PNP with their NTF/RTF-ELCAC. The people cannot turn their back from what they have benefitted from by waging revolution with the CPP, NPA and NDFP for so many years. The people know that they would have been driven away from the mountains if not for the NPA and the revolutionary forces’ successful campaign against large scale logging, and the continuing resistance against large scale mining and plantations. These will dislocate the people and destroy the environment.
The people in the areas where the NPA operate cannot forget the delivery of health services, education and above all, the CPP, NPA and NDFP’s help in developing agriculture through various methods.
The areas where the NPA operate continue to be a never-ending source of fighters for the NPA and CPP. But these must be further consolidated and broadened. The creative launching of anti-feudal struggles and varied forms of agrarian revolution will hasten expansion and consolidation of our areas. These will also be the basis for successful tactical offensives to confiscate firearms for the NPA and the struggling people.
All these are further reasons why subsequent undertakings of the fascist US-Duterte regime will fail.
Long live the CPP on its 51st anniversary!
Long live the struggling people!