New People’s Army
North Eastern Mindanao Region
December 26, 2018
The New People’s Army in North Eastern Mindanao Region (NPA-NEMR) proudly joins the people in the region and the entire country in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reestablishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) this December 26, 2018. Through the absolute leadership of the Party, the NPA continue to gain strength and effectively fights the total war launched by the AFP/PNP and fascist US-Duterte regime.
Today, we give thanks and honor all Party members, NPA, activists and organized masses in NEMR who continue to struggle and sacrifice to fight the utterly brutal and lunatic moves of the US-Duterte regime. We also give honor and salute the martyrs who fully gave their lives, capabilities, bravery and knowledge to defend the people and further advance the people’s war.
NPA-NEMR launched tactical offensives that dealt more than 200 casualties to the enemy. It confiscated weapons that can arm a platoon of NPA forces, such as the ambush against the patrolling AFP forces in Barangay San Antonio, RTR, Butuan City where the NPA successfully confiscated four (4) high caliber firearms. The most recent military action was the attack, without firing a single shot, against the military patrol base of the 3rd Special Forces of the AFP in New Tubigon, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur last December 19, 2018. The Red fighters confiscated 24 high caliber firearms and 12 CAFGU members and two (2) cadremen from the 3rd SF were taken as prisoners of war (POW).
The NPA preserved its own strength and defended the interests of the people. Imperialist companies such as Sumifru and Dole who grabbed land from farmers and Lumad and destroyed the environment, were penalized.
Despite sustained and massive military operations launched by the AFP/PNP in the region, the NPA effectively launched counter-attacks and continue to arouse, organize and mobilize the masses. It continues to defend the lands of farmers and Lumad targeted for expansion by destructive imperialist mines and plantations. It contributed to the development of the people’s livelihoods, maintained peace and order, delivered social services and many more.
Because of these, the youth joyfully continuously join the NPA and the majority of the people continue to participate in armed struggle. Thus, the NPA became stronger and the AFP/PNP and the US-Duterte’s plan of annihilating the NPA at the end of 2018 miserably failed.
Amidst the widespread killings, repression, threats, filing of trumped-up charges and forced surrender of civilians, the people’s struggle continue to broaden, intensify and strengthen. The masses are determined to fight and advance armed revolution and will chose to die struggling for the interests of the majority of the people and defend their livelihood, rights and the environment, instead of kneeling to the fascist US-Duterte regime.
The people of NEMR continue to launch protest actions against militarization and martial law in Mindanao, expose human rights violations committed by the AFP/PNP, resist the forced establishment of detachments and push for their just demands such as land reform, free social services and many others.
Total war and the extension of martial law in Mindanao by the fascist US-Duterte regime are but desperate moves to destroy the revolutionary movement. It shows the intensifying crisis of the ruling system, the deepening conflicts within their own ranks and the massive surge of people’s struggles against dictatorial rule.
The gravely brutal and exploitative fascist US-Duterte regime is pushing an increasing number of the people to further advance armed revolution to fight and destroy the ruling semi-colonial and semi-feudal system. The Red fighters will further strengthen their capabilities to wholeheartedly serve the people and advance their national democratic aspirations such as genuine land reform and national industrialization against imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism.
Long live the New People’s Army!
Long live the struggling people!
Join the New People’s Army!
Celebrate with pride the 50th anniversary of the CPP!
Ka Ariel Montero
Regional Operational Command