By MARIA ROJA BANUA
Spokesperson, NDFP Bicol Chapter
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista deliberately conceals from the people the basis for waging armed revolution. But the people are resolved that armed revolution is their principal method of breaking away from the wide-ranging and ever-worsening crisis being sponsored by an oppressive and exploitative system. Only with armed revolution, through the New People’s Army, have the people caught sight of hope in achieving genuine liberation, and claiming their rights to land and livelihood. They know fully that their establishment and defense of a truly democratic government rely upon the strength of the people’s army.