Apolinario Gatmaitan Command on the pressing issues affecting Negros Island

PRESS STATEMENT | June 4, 2019

After Duterte’s rigging of the midterm elections this May 2019 in favor of his cronies we expect an increase of the Duterte-style deception, maneuvers and attacks against the people.

The revolutionary movement must steel itself to confront and defeat the regime’s attacks from Oplan Kapayapaan to Oplan Kapanatagan and Oplan Sauron. The gimmicks of the enemy more so its growing brutality and all forms of fascism against the people must not be allowed to prosper. We must surmount the state agents’ unceasing smear campaign and efforts to tarnish the prestige and reputation of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in order to cover up their own blunders and receive additional bounty from their commander-in-chief.

It is but right for the people to oppose Duterte with greater unity and more vigorous campaigns against tyranny, fascism, corruption, deceipt, violations of human rights (young and old) and abandonment of Philippine sovereignty.

For the New People’s Army Apolinario Gatmaitan Command (NPA-AGC), the genuine people’s army musters its collective determination to fight for and defend the people. It earnestly tackles the enemy’s counterrevolutionary attacks and carry the revolution forward.

The following is the NPA-AGC’s position on the current issues in Negros Island:

1. Increasing militarization, redeployment of the 11th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and the relocation of the 302nd Brigade Headquarters to Negros.

In the past months battalions under the 303rd and 302nd Brigade were humiliated after their successive failures. The Armed Forces of the Philippines’s (AFP) foot soldiers are in miserable condition because they are being fed by their commanders to the battlefield and in the end their deaths are outrightly dismissed. In the first half of 2019, the enemy has sustained at least 84 casualties. Recently, eight firearms were seized by the NPA from the hands of the mercenary RPA, an AFP paramilitary unit. Even if the AFP denies it and how much 303rd Brigade Commander Benedict Arevalo parrots the NPA’s defeat, these are all talk and will never deceive the people. On the NPA’s part, each life spent in service of the people is honourable. All who take part in the revolution is prepared for the highest sacrifice and is acclaimed by the people.

The people is repulsed of the AFP and Philippine National Police (PNP) and this is their greatest disadvantage. It is the reason behind the intensifying fascism in the countryside and even in the cities. The AFP and PNP are obsessed of chasing the NPA. The crackdown on the legal democratic movement shows their madness in keeping to their deranged master’s orders. The AGC has monitored the ongoing movement of military and police forces in Negros to implement bloody operations like what happened in the Synchronized Enhanced Managing of Police Operations (SEMPO) 1 and 2 in Negros Oriental. Due to alarming killings in Negros since the Sagay 9 massacre, political extrajudicial killing has abruptly increased to six killings per month from the one per month average. It is important for the people to take courage and be astute of the enemy’s attack especially of the imminent SEMPO 3.

The move of the AFP Central Command of redeploying the 11th IBPA to Negros Oriental bodes of the heightening of terror deliberately propagated in the countrysides. The 11th IB has a long list of crimes against the people of Central Negros. The NPA is ready to face additional forces of the enemy. Through protracted people’s war and the continuing support of the masses frustrate the attacks of the butcher AFP. The national democratic revolution is spreading fast in the entire country. The AFP and PNP are frantic about repressing the advance of the revolution.

2. On Gross election fraud.

Before the May 2019 midterm elections, the CPP have been consistent in exposing Duterte’s plan of cheating the elections to consolidate his rule. He wants to crush those who block his pipedream of becoming a fascist dictator. Duterte is using the full force of his administration including the Commission on Elections to ensure the seats of his allies. Now, without doubt, the scheme of fake federalism and sellout of Philippine sovereignty through charter change and other laws strengthening Duterte’s fascist reign will be railroaded in Congress.

The rampant cheating in the elections took place even in Negros Island. Duterte is exposing the bankruptcy and weakness of his regime. In his aim to display the people’s resounding support for his administration, he gained instead the rage of the people for ruining democracy, tainting the sanctity of their votes and installing his minions who like him have no regard for any interests but their own.

3. The bogus and deceitful localized peace talks.

The ambitious and greedy officials of the 303rd and 302nd Brigade prate of alleged numerous NPA surrenderees and scores of firearms yielded from their “successful” localized peace talks. But because of its firm principles and ironclad discipline, not one unit of the NPA will be caught in the trap called localized peace talks. In reality, troops under Arevalo and 302nd Brigade Commander Ignacio Madriaga have only spread terror among the masses.

The AGC has received accounts that the Army is gathering people in barangays luring them with government programs (i.e. DSWD’s 4Ps, DA’s animal dispersal and farm implements distribution) and then after the assembly declaring them as NPA surrenderees. In another circumstance, people are threatened if they will not confess of being NPA members and supporters. Often if state agents cannot force those they accuse of being “rebels” to admit guilt, conniving with judges and the courts, they are charged with trumped-up charges or evidences are planted in their homes.

The surrendered firearms that the AFP eagerly boasts of are taken from the same heap of lies. These are only recycled firearms from the Army’s armory and fabricated reports in order to access the corresponding reward for every firearm and surrenderee. It is popularly known for a fact that the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) is a big source of corruption of AFP top dogs.

4. On declaring the NPA as persona non grata.

State agents show desperation in whitewashing the failure of the “counter-insurgency” campaign in pressuring local government units (LGU) to declare the NPA as “persona non grata.” This move is part of the “whole-of-nation” approach through Duterte’s Executive Order 70 or the National Task Force Against Local Communist Conflict where the LGU is obligated to engage in the “counter-insurgency” campaign. This is part of a propaganda gimmick and serves as a threat to the LGU and local officials. It is geared towards mobilizing the LGU thus leeching off public funds for the program of the AFP and PNP; directly taking over civilian authority.

No matter how many times government declares the NPA as “persona non grata” this will not reflect the expanding People’s Democratic Government (PDG) well-rooted in the countrysides. The NPA is cherished by the people and because of this the NPA will succeed in advancing the desire of the people for national liberation and genuine freedom.

5. Extortion activities maliciously implicating the NPA.

Reports on proliferating extortion activities in Negros Island implicating the NPA reached the AGC. In one reported incident, a businessman received text messages introducing themselves as NPA. Still through text message they demanded for money and gave instructions on wiring the money. Last May 2019 in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, an alleged extortionist, Ivy Tordillos, also benefited from posing as an NPA member. Ivy Tordillos a.k.a. Norie is not related to the NPA and extorting “protection money” violates the policies and processes of revolutionary taxation. 

These extortion activities are modi operandi of syndicates protected by the AFP and PNP. Apart from blackmailing people, these are also black propaganda of the enemy to discredit the revolutionary movement and the prestige it has attained even with people in business.

Revolutionary taxation is implemented by the PDG asserting its status as belligerent state challenging the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. There are policies that are strictly followed and primarily it is implemented against businesses of class enemies of the exploited and oppressed who amass big profits while not giving just wages and benefits to their workers. Funds generated from revolutionary taxation mainly goes to social services of the revolutionary government like education, production, livelihood and health and sanitation. This is contrary to how the reactionary government milks the coffers of the people’s taxes to enlarge the pockets of insatiable bureaucrat capitalists like Duterte. The existence of the revolutionary government primarily relies on the conscious support of the basic masses and all exploited classes.###

reference:

Ka Juanito Magbanua

Apolinario Gatmaitan Command Spokesperson

New People’s Army Regional Operational Command

Negros Island

Shatter the illusion of democracy, prepare for a more brutal and virulent Duterte

The Communist Party of the Philippines calls on the people, especially those who are fed up and enraged with Rodrigo Duterte’s corruption, crimes and puppetry, to shatter the illusion of democracy brought about by his regime’s win in the midterm elections and prepare for a more brutal and virulent reign.

The midterm elections are being falsely touted as a show of overwhelming support for Duterte. But this convinces no one as everyone knows that Duterte’s candidates merely won because he used the Commission on Elections to hack the results of the automated vote counting and tallying system. No amount of historical revisionism, macho posturing and sycophant simpering would have elected the likes of Imee Marcos, Bato dela Rosa and Bong Go to the Senate.

Shatter the illusion of democracy, prepare for a more brutal and virulent Duterte
Shatter the illusion of democracy, prepare for a more brutal and virulent Duterte

Duterte will capitalize his illusory victory to push more of his brutal and virulent policies. He is set to order his newly minted minions to pass his fake federalism through charter change that would set him up as head of state for as long as he wants, or as long as his failing health holds. Aside from his overriding ambition to become a detested dictator, his charter change will “open up the economy and country to foreign investors”– a euphemism for selling out the country’s water, land and labor resources to the highest bidder.

He has ruled the country through terror, openly in Mindanao and in the countryside, and through threats, killings and intimidation elsewhere. His illusory win will embolden him to continue to do so and more. He will push the Philippine society further to a fascist state by reviving the death penalty, lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility, and requiring citizens to train and eventually serve the military.

The weeks preceding his fourth State of the Nation should serve to strengthen the people’s will to resist Duterte’s brand of fascism, the kind which serves no one but himself, his favored allies and his puppet masters.

Stay alert and militant on the more important issues

By Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
May 20, 2019

It is a matter of public interest to know the physical and mental health condition of Duterte, especially because he is known to be afflicted by chronic illnesses which he himself admits. But it is even of higher public interest for the broad masses of the people and all patriotic and progressive forces not to be distracted from the more urgent and more important issues.

The entire people need to stay alert and militant against the electoral rigging by the Duterte regime, the many crimes it has committed and the more crimes of tyranny, state terrorism and plunder it intends to commit in the course of imposing a fascist dictatorship on the people. 

The Filipino people and other peoples abroad expect the Duterte regime to inflict further oppression and exploitation and are therefore desirous of the progress of the legal mass protests and the armed revolution for national freedom and democracy until the Duterte tyranny is extirpated.

On Duterte’s success in rigging the elections

Statement of Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant, May 14, 2019

As I have predicted, Duterte is successful in rigging the May 13 elections to deliver to his candidates a false victory in the crucial senatorial race. As I have pointed out, he has to rig the elections because he has the power and the criminal personality and motivation to do so because clean and honest elections would have allowed the opposition senatorial candidates to win and frustrate his greed for power and plunder.

The rigging included the deployment of huge amounts of public and private funds to generate propaganda in various forms in favor of the regime and against the opposition, the use of the military and police for redtagging, mass intimidation, selective murders and splitting the opposition, prolongation of martial law in Mindanao and declaration of trouble spots in Luzon and the Visayas and most important of all complete control of the Comelec and the deputization of military and police personnel for electoral functions.

Duterte is driven like crazy to rig the elections by all means within his power because of his scheme to establish a full- blown fascist dictatorship by scrapping the 1987 constitution under the pretext of shifting to federalism and to prevent impeachment and indefinitely his possible arrest and prosecution before the International Criminal Court for his gross and systematic human rights violations, especially the mass murder of suspects in his bogus war on drugs as well as in his war on the people’s revolutionary movement.

We can therefore expect that Duterte will use his false electoral victory to adopt and implement more draconian measures to suppress the legal democratic opposition as well as the people’s revolutionary movement. He gives no choice to the broad masses of the people but to unite and raise the level of their resistance. The certain worsening of the socio-economic and political crisis will further drive the Duterte regime to commit crimes against the people and will at the same time incite the people, especially the toiling masses of workers and peasants to fight back.

Duterte’s policies and acts of tyranny, treason, mass murder, plunder and swindling will eventually bring about the people’s resistance that is strong enough to end his rule. Elections are insufficient and ineffective in overthrowing a despotic monster like Duterte. By rigging the elections and continuing his tyrannical rule, Duterte has brought about the conditions favorable for the rise of the legal mass protest movement as well as of the more potent armed revolutionary mass movement.###

IYABANTE TI DEMOKRATIKO A REBOLUSYON TI UMILI INGGANAS BALLIGI!

Pahayag ng Leonardo Pacsi Command (New People’s Army-Mountain Province) para sa Eleksyon 2019

Sa darating na Lunes, ika-13 ng Mayo 2019, ay maghahalal ang milyun-milyon nating mga kabaayan ng labindalawang senador, at mga opisyal ng gobyerno sa antas lalawigan,  lungsod, at munisipalidad. Halos lahat ng mga kandidato ay nangangako ng mga programang tutugon sa mga pangunahing daing ng mamamayan: kahirapan, kagutuman, kawalan ng maayos na hanapbuhay, mataas na presyo ng mga pangunahing bilihin, at iba pa. Ang mga lokal na kandidato dito sa Kordilyera ay nangangakong isusulong ang rehiyunal na awtonomiya at karapatan sa sariling pagpapasya ng Kaigorotan.

Partikular dito sa Mountain Province, ang mga tumatakbong pulitiko ay nangangakong tutugunan ang mga pinsala ng mga nagdaang sakuna tulad ng bagyong Ompong, bagyong Rosita, at ng katatapos lang na El Nino, o di kaya naman nangangakong tutulungan ang mga maliliit na minero at ragadero na kasalukuyang kumakaharap sa government crackdown. Madami nang elelsyon ang nagdaan sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas ngunit hanggang sa kasalukuyan, ang kalakhan ng mamamayan ay lugmok pa rin sa matinding kahirapan. Palaki nang palaki ang agwat sa pagitan ng mahirap at mayaman. Kahit ang pangakong “Change is coming” ng kasalukuyang rehimen noong nakaraang Eleksyon 2016 ay hindi dumating. Ang mga binatong pangako ay napako at nabigo. 

Bagamat ang pagkakaroon ng mapayapa at malinis na eleksyon ay isang demokratikong karapatan ng mamamayan na dapat isulong at igiit, hinding hindi ito magaganap sa kasalukuyang sistemang malapyudal at malakolonyal na pinaghaharian ng mga imperyalistang dayuhan, malalaking panginoong maylupa at burgesya kumprador. Ang katangian ng eleksyon sa Pilipinas sa kasalukuyan ay reaksyunaryo. Ito ay labanan lamang ng mga naghaharing iilan na siyang magpapasya kung anong paksyon ang mamamayani at makakapagdambong sa kabang yaman ng bansa sa susunod na tatlo hanggang anim na taon. Bilyun-bilyong piso ang ginagastos ng mha kandidato sa pangangampanya, na maaaring bawiin sa korupsyon ng pampublikong pondo kung sakaling manalo.

Ang mga armadong puwersa ng gobyerno tulad ng AFP, PNP, at CAFGU ay nagsisilbing private security at private army ng mga pulitiko. Kabi-kabila ang batuhan ng putik ng mga nagbabangayang paksyon, at laganap ang karahasan at pandaraya. Ang mga progresibo at makabayang lider at kandidato ay nakakaranas ng matinding harassment, pagbabanta sa kanilang buhay, at pinagbibintangang mga taga-suporta ng CPP-NPA. Walang puwang para sa ordinaryong mamamayan, lalo na sa batayang masa ng manggagawa at magsasaka. 

Habang patindi nang patindi ang krisis pang-ekonomiya at pampulitika sa bansa, sisiguruhin ng rehimeng US-Duterte na makakaupo sa puwesto ang kanyang mga manok mula sa Senado hanggang sa mga lokal na gobyerna, lalupa’t kontrolado niya ang Commission on Elections. Hindi ito papayag na manalo ang kanyang mga kritiko at karibal nang sa gayon ay siguradong maitatayo sa mabilis at lantad na paraan ang kanyang pasistang diktadura, mamonopolisa ang kapangyarihang pampulitika, makapaghuthot sa kaban ng bayan, at maibenta ang ating likas na yaman sa mga dayuhan. 

Sa gitna ng matinding pasistang atake ng rehimeng US-Duterte, hinihikayat ang lahat ng mga makabayan at maka-demokratikong mamamayan na palakasin ang nagkakaisang hanay, at igiit at ipaglaban ang ating mga demokraikong karapatan. Makipagkaisa sa mga kandidatong handa at bukas na suportahan ang mga pambansa demokratikong programa tulad ng tunay na reporma sa lupa, pambansang industriyalisasyon, at pagsusulong ng pambansang soberanya.

Dapat ilantad, ihiwalay, at itakwil ang mga kandidatong anti-mamamayan, anti-demokratiko, at tuta ni Duterte na magpapalakas lamang sa kanyang tiraniya. Dapat ring itakwil ng Kaigorotan ang mga nagpapanggap na kakampi ng ating laban para sa tunay na awtonomiya, ngunit sa totoo’y binebenta ang lupang ninuno at likas na yaman ng Kordilyera sa malalaking korporasyon at kapitalista. Higit sa lahat, dapat lumahok ang mamamayan sa armadong pakikibaka na siyang tanging paraan upang maitayo ang isang rebolusyonaryong gobyernong bayan na magsusulong at mangangalaga sa demokratikong interes ng mamamayan. Ang demokratikong rebolusyong bayan ang tanging landas tungo sa pagbabagong panlipunan. 

REBOLUSYON, BAKEN ELEKSYON!
ITANDUDO KEN ILABAN DAGITI DEMOKRATIKO NGA INTETES TI UMILI!
IYABANTE TI DEMOKRATIKO A REBOLUSYON TI UMILI INGGANAS BALLIGI!

Leonardo Pacsi Command (New People’s Army-Mountain Province)

Fight against Duterte’s tyranny, fight for justice

PRESS STATEMENT | April 22, 2019

SLAIN COUNCILOR, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Reelectionist Escalante City Councilor Bernardino Patigas is killed on April 22, 2019.

Since Duterte assumed power and became the head bureaucrat capitalist in the country, uninterrupted killings and crimes have plagued the Philippines. Duterte is spilling the blood of the Filipino masses in his vicious wars to establish himself as fascist dictator. Duterte’s utter disregard for human rights, human life per se and justice exposes his anti-people, anti-poor character. 

Today the Negrosanons, especially the people of Northern Negros, is grieving the merciless killing of human rights defender and Escalante City incumbent councilor Bernardino “Toto” Patigas, Sr, 72 years old, late this afternoon. Councilor Patigas was active in supporting the struggles of sugar workers and peasants for wage, benefits and land to till and consistently stood for human rights. He was an Escalante massacre survivor during Marcos’ martial law, founding member of the North Negros Alliance of Human Rights Advocates and highly regarded servant of the people for most of his life. And now he is the 70th victim of Duterte’s de facto martial law in Negros.

This heinous crime was done after forces of the AFP Central Command and PNP Regional Office 7 ran amuck during Oplan Sauron II (or the sychronized enhanced managing of police operations) leaving 14 dead bodies and devastating hundreds of families. If we recall, last February, HR advocates in north Negros exposed a hit list of the military that ushered in the spread of Oplan Sauron in Negros Occidental. These are aftermaths of Duterte’s Memorandum Order 32 and Executive Order 70. There is no doubt that the same diabolical minds that created Oplan Sauron are behind this attack against human rights advocates.

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in Negros strongly condemns the brutal killing of Councilor Patigas and condoles with his family, friends and colleagues. Together with all Negrosanons, the NDF demands justice for Councilor Patigas and all victims of state fascism. 

However, revolutionary forces and the masses are aware that the call for justice falls on deaf ears under the US-Duterte regime when Duterte himself is the perpetrator of senseless killings and injustice and is the main promoter of impunity. Justice can only be given by the people’s democratic government through its New People’s Army. Utmost justice can only be attained by overthrowing the semicolonial and semifeudal system starting with the US-Duterte regime.

Councilor Patigas’ murder as well as the murder of fellow human rights defender and peasant lawyer Atty. Ben Ramos and the killings of Negrosanons who struggle for their rights like the Sagay 9 massacre victims and SEMPO 1 and 2 victims further inflame the people’s wrath and gives strength to their resistance against Duterte’s fixation to perpetuate his tyranny. The people will surmount the terror that Duterte and his cabal wants to escalate. They will launch an all-out resistance and tread the path of revolution. Duterte makes it crystal clear that the principal means to topple his regime is through armed struggle.

Justice for all victims of state fascism!

Fight tyranny!

Resist de facto martial law in Negros!

Overthrow the US-Duterte regime!

REFERENCE:

National Democratic Front of the Philippine – Negros Island

The people seek the ouster of Duterte with mass movement as in the case of Marcos

Comment by Jose Maria Joma Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
April 22, 2019

It is correct for people to think and act in order to oust him as soon as possible. They will not be frightened and shaken down by mere matrices and threats of Duterte against groups of journalists and lawyers, whom he accuses of conspiracy.

Even some officers and men of the AFP and PNP think of withdrawing support from the Duterte regime and joining the ouster mass movement against it when the protest mass actions become gigantic.

In the first place, Duterte is responsible for the growing ouster mass movement against him because of the intolerable crimes of treason, mass murder, plunder and others that he has committed against the people.

The desire of the people to oust Duterte has become a mass movement and not the mere conspiracy of a few because of the intolerable crimes of Duterte and his evil regime against the people.

Bagong “peace panel” ni Duterte, isang kontra-rebolusyonaryong military panel

Melito Glor Command
New People’s Army Southern Tagalog
April 15, 2019 | Press Statement

NPA-Southern Tagalog spokesperson Jaime “Ka Diego” Padilla / Photo: Boy Bagwis | PinoyWeekly.org

Kahungkagan ang muling pagbubuo ng sira-ulo at ulyaning si Duterte ng bagong “peace panel” nito matapos buwagin ito noong nakaraang buwan. Sa kahangalan niya, nangangarap pa siyang mapasusuko ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan at mapapaniwala ang taumbayan na makakamit nito ang kapayapaan sa bansa.

Taliwas sa ipinangangalandakan ni Duterte, isang military panel ang planong buuin bilang pamalit sa binuwag na GRP peace panel matapos talikuran ang usapang pangkapayapaan. Isinakatuparan ni Duterte ang pagbuwag ng naunang peace panel sa layuning isantabi at hindi na matupad ang nararapat na balangkas ng usapang pangkapayapaan at maipagkaloob ang mga reporma na pagkakaisahan dito. Matatandaang nauna na niyang itinalaga ang isang retired general sa OPAPP na magtitiyak sa pagkawasak ng usapang pangkapayapaan.

Layunin ni Duterte na mapawalambisa ang mga naunang napagtibay na kasunduan at napagkaisahan sa pagitan ng GRP at NDFP. Wala siyang ibang tunguhin kundi ihatid ang usapan sa kapitulasyon ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan at isuko nito ang prinsipyo at mga karapatang ipinaglalaban ng taumbayan upang malayang makapaghari si Duterte sa bansa.
Samantala, ang pagbubuo ng panibagong military panel ay singkahulugan ng pag-aming bigo ang localized peace talks ng rehimen. Dahil hindi na nito malinlang ang sambayanan, gumawa na lamang ito ng bagong pakana upang isalba ang kanilang kahihiyan.

Walang ibang landas na dapat tahakin ang mamamayan sa kasalukuyang kalagayan kundi patuloy na isulong ang rebolusyon. Hindi seryoso si Duterte na humarap at umupo sa usapang pangkapayapaan at ipagkaloob ang isang tunay, makatarungan at pangmatagalang kapayapaan sa bansa. Kailangang pagkaisahin at buuin ng mamamayan ang sariling hanay sa isang malapad na alyansa na magpapabagsak sa rehimeng Duterte upang makamit ang tunay na kapayapaang maglilingkod sa kanilang mga interes.###

Reference:
Jaime “Ka Diego” Padilla
Tagapagsalita, Melito Glor Command
New People’s Army – Southern Tagalog

Fake news ng 85th IBPA, pagtatakip ng kanilang kapalpakan

Isang malaking kasinungalingan at resulta ng kanilang kapalpakan ang ipinakalat na balita ng Bravo Coy ng 85th Infantry Battalion ng Philippine Army na diumano’y engkwentro nila sa New People’s Army (NPA) sa San Francisco, Quezon nitong ika-10 ng Abril 2019.  Ang tunay na nagbarilan ay sila-sila mismong mga sundalo ng reaksyunaryong estado. 

Dalawang pangkat ng Bravo Coy ang nagsalpukan sa Sitio Labrahan, Barangay Butanguiad, alas-3 ng madaling araw ng Miyerkules. Ang isang pangkat nila ay nagpanggap na mga NPA na nakabihis ng tsino at parka. Kumpirmadong napatay ang isang sundalo at hindi mabilang ang sugatan. 

Bagama’t naobliga ang AFP na amining misencounter ang naganap, bago ito ay agad na inanunsyo ng 85th IBPA na nakapatay sila ng NPA.  Subalit hindi nila mapagtakpan na isa itong bagong gradweyt na regular na sundalo, batay sa nakuhang ID dito nang dalhin sa punerarya sa bayan ng San Francisco. 

Hindi din nila maitatago sa mga mamamayan na ang napatay ay isa sa mga sundalong patuloy na nag-ooperasyon sa mga barangay ng Butanguiad, Casay, Santo Niño, at Don Juan Vercelos, at nandarahas sa mga mamamayan dito.

Focus and sustained operations

Mula pa Marso 5, 2019, patuloy na nagsasagawa ng operasyon ang mga sundalo sa nasabing mga barangay sa tabing ng pagsesensus. Sa selektibong pagsesensus, partikular na hinahanap ang mga lider at kasapi ng Coco Levy Fund Ibalik sa Amin (CLAIM) at Anakpawis Partylist.  Binabantaan ang mga residente at sinisiraan ang CLAIM at Anakpawis Partylist bilang diumano’y mga terorista at front organizations ng CPP-NPA-NDF.  

Isa itong malinaw na pandarahas at pananakot sa mga mamamayan lalo na sa mga magniniyog at kasapi ng mga naturang organisasyon. 

Sa gitna ng malawakang paglaban ng mga magniniyog dahil sa dumadausdos na kabuhayan, layunin ng mga isinasagawang operasyon ng 85th IBPA na supilin ang kanilang mga lehitimo at ligal na paglaban.

Bumulusok na sa P11 kada kilo ang presyo ng kopras nitong nakalipas na buwan sa nasabing bayan at iba pang karatig-lugar.  Pinakamababang presyo ito sa loob ng halos dalawang dekada. 

Gayundin, malinaw na layunin ng mga operasyon ng sundalo na supilin at idiskredito ang mga progresibong partylist tulad ng Anakpawis ngayong mid-term elections.

Sa matinding kagutuman at kahirapan na dinadaganan pa ng pasismo ng estado, walang susulingan ang mamamayan kundi ang lumaban at lumahok sa armadong pakikibakang inilulunsad ng NPA sa pamumuno ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas. Sa malao’t madali, bibiguin at ibabagsak ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan at mamamayan ang pasista at diktador na rehimeng US-Duterte.#

Psywar campaign to deceive and divide the revolutionary movement through fake peace talks is stupid and futile

By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Political Consultant
April 16, 2019

Based on their latest statements, it is now clear that Duterte and his running dog General Galvez are not at all interested in serious peace negotiations through panels duly authorized by the NDFP National Council and the GRP president as the principals at the national level.

They continue to drive nails into the coffin of the peace negotiations which Duterte has terminated and killed formally since November 23, 2017 with his Proclamation 360. The tyrant Duterte is most despicable for throwing away the draft agreements made by his own negotiating panel with the NDFP negotiating panel.

Duterte and Galvez are interested merely in a psywar campaign to stage fake localized peace talks and fake surrenders between military officers and their military assets (disguised as surrendering rebels) in a stupid and futile attempt to deceive and divide the broad masses of the people.

Such psywar campaign is a mere minor adjunct of the all-out war campaign to attack the people through red-tagging, mass intimidation, fake surrenders, bombing of communities, mass murder, forced evacuations and other atrocities in order to perpetuate the oppressive and exploitative ruling system of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats headed by Duterte.

All commands of the New People’s Army at all levels have rejected since a long time ago the offer of localized peace talks as an inutile tactic of deception to divide and defeat the armed revolutionary movement. It will be fun to ridicule Duterte and Galvez from month to month for failing to negotiate with a single real NPA commander or even to make any credible fabrication in this regard. 

The Filipino people and the revolutionary forces have no choice but to intensify the armed revolution for national and social liberation on a nationwide scale against the tyrannical, treasonous, murderous, plundering and swindling Duterte regime. 

The regime is about to rig the May 13, 2019 elections in order to fake the victory of at least eight of its senatorial candidates and ram through charter change to a bogus federalism, which centralizes the powers of government in the hands of a fascist dictator.

The Filipino people and their revolutionary forces are confronted with the escalation of oppression and exploitation which at the same time drives them to resist and provides them with the opportunities to make advances and win victories in the people’s democratic revolution.

In the meantime, while the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations remain terminated by Duterte, I have now plenty of time to focus on activities that are definitely more productive and useful than negotiating with reactionary diehards and incorrigible puppets of imperialist powers. These activities include my constant research on Philippine and global issues, writing books and articles and study sessions with Filipinos and their foreign solidarity friends. ###