Comrade NONGLEN MEITEI
Secretary Publicity and propaganda
Maoist Communist Party Manipur
To The Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines
Maoist Communist Party Manipur and all the revolutionary masses of Manipur are extending strong support and revolutionary solidarity to Filipino Comrades in connection with 45th anniversary of New People’s Army (NPA) of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
We Hope that the NPA would continue the revolutionary war with indomitable determination, not hesitating for any kind of sacrifices in order to make success the New Democratic Revolution. We also pledge to be a strong co-combatant to the Filipino revolutionary movement as an inseparable part of world Proletarian revolution. We would thus contribute our bit, with proletarian internationalism to serve the world proletarian revolution and stand firmly in support of the success of NDR in Philippines.
The great people of Philippines, CPP and NPA are invincible. The working class and oppressed nationalities and people of the world are with you. Advance! Ultimately, victory would be yours! Defeat would be to the US imperialists and their Philippine lackeys.
New People’s Army (NPA) was formed on the 29th of March 1969 with sixty revolutionary commanders and warriors with 9 automatic rifles and 20 country-made weapons. The new revolutionary leadership studied the experiences of the Filipino revolution in the light of history and applied Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to the Philippine society depending on its positive achievements. In order to destroy the obsolete semi-colonial, semi-feudal system, the party formulated the general political and military line of Protracted People’s War. It also formulated proper strategy and tactics to bring together and organize the proletariat, peasantry, students, youth, intellectuals, women, nationalities and minorities. This created the basis for the revolutionary armed struggle in the countryside and the secret revolutionary movement and legal mass movement in the cities.
On the other hand, it started efforts together with various Maoist organizations and parties in the international level for the World Socialist revolution and to fulfill the tasks of the international proletariat. Soon after the NPA was formed in 1969, it conducted several attacks in 1970 on the armed forces of the Philippines government.
Until 1979, the NPA mainly operated as armed propaganda squads and guerrilla squads. In 1979, platoons and company-size units were gradually started. Sparrow units were formed in the plain areas. Armed partisan units and small guerrilla squads worked secretly in the areas of enemy control.
The NPA has been tempered in many battles. At present, it is capable of giving strong blows to the enemy across the country through tactical counter offensives in a short span of time. It has gained experience and confidence in the struggle against the enemy, in propagating revolution. It has achieved great success in gaining the support of the peasantry and other masses for the armed movement.
NPA expanded its activities to thousands of barrios in the seventy provinces of the country and hundreds of towns and cities. It has a base of lakhs of masses. Lakhs of people are organized in around 1600 towns and 800 cities.
NPA has emerged as a strong weapon in the hands of the Revolutionary Party. As a result of regular recruitment, training and the intensified tactical counter-offensive, the number of Red NPA warriors have increased in thousands. Their morale is high. So the peasantry and the activists are inevitably joining the people’s army. The people’s army which has been united with the peasantry has become a decisive force in advancing the armed agrarian revolution.
The fact is that the recent illegal arrest can’t be able to foil the most practically experience and politically tempered New People’s Army of the Communist Party of The Philippines. In such an adverse situation, the NPA have to be convicted strongly in favor of armed struggle and fight against the reactionary Dogs. In such an adverse situation, all the Maoist Party of the world must be unite and support the Peoples War in Philippines.