No to localized peace talks, E-CLIP

No to localized peace talks, E-CLIP

Ka Juanito Magbanua, spokesperson of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command of the New People’s Army (AGC-NPA) in Negros Island, dismissed the statement of Maj. Cenon Pancito III in a local radio program regarding the possibility of localized peace talks between the 3rd Infantry Division (ID) and the NPA.

“There are no localized peace talks with any organ of political power of the People’s Democratic Government in the entire Philippines because it certainly cannot address the roots of the civil war in the country,” said Magbanua.

Magbanua described it as a sabotage to the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

“It’s a trap laid down by the 3rd ID to lure the revolutionaries into its milking scheme dubbed Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP),” he said.

The AGC-NPA condemned the Duterte regime and its mass murderer officials in the military and police for peddling fake surrenderees as supporters and members of the NPA to avail of the bounties they themselves cooked up through the E-CLIP and advance their careers amidst the Covid-19 pandemic that has caused unprecedented suffering to the Filipino people.###

REFERENCE:
Ka Juanito Magbanua
Spokesperson
AGC-NPA Negros

JFLAT-6 to perpetuate terror in Western Visayas

JFLAT-6 to perpetuate terror in Western Visayas

Apolinario Gatmaitan Command of the New People’s Army in Negros Island (AGC-NPA) spokesperson Ka Juanito Magbanua remarked through a statement that the Joint Focused Legal Action Team (JFLAT) – 6 has no other aim but to persecute activists, mass leaders, the opposition and critics of the Duterte government in Western Visayas.

The JFLAT 6 of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC 6) in a conference last month declared stepping up its legal battle against communist rebels.

“Its purpose is to continue the harassments, red-tagging up to killings and prolong terror. This will only result to a long list of the Duterte regimes’ widespread abuses and violations of human rights,” said Magbanua.

Meanwhile, according to 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson Maj. Cenon Pancito III the JFLAT believes that strengthening their legal move will give life to the Anti-Terror Law (ATL).

But Magbanua argued that the ATL has placed the Philippines under de facto martial law controlled by retired generals from the AFP/PNP and their boss Duterte.

“JFLAT-6 using the ATL will twist the concept of justice. It will use the law to illegalize the legitimate interests and just struggles of the people. It will militarize the courts disrespecting due process and democratic rights,” he said.

The ATL, officially designated as Republic Act No. 11479 and signed into law a year ago, was passed in congress while the entire country was facing the Covid-19 pandemic.

“All of this exposes the treasonous, tyrannical, militarist and butcher character of the US-Duterte regime. It only proves the justness of the national democratic revolution waged by the people under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines,” said Magbanua.

He further stated that there is no bright future especially for the farmers and workers if the root of the people’s suffering that is the semicolonial and semifeudal rule of US imperialism, and the big compradors and landlords  will not be changed.

He added that it is necessary to strengthen the revolutionary movement through collective unity of the entire people in order to frustrate the evil intent of the tyrannical regime to stay in power beyond 2022 and that the Filipino masses will make Duterte accountable for his crimes and blood debts along with the tactical offensives of the NPA to overthrow the Duterte regime.###

REFERENCE:
Ka Juanito Magbanua
Spokesperson
AGC-NPA Negros

Pagpaluntad sang kakugmat ang katuyuan sang JFLAT-6

Pagpaluntad sang kakugmat ang katuyuan sang JFLAT-6

PRESS STATEMENT
July 3, 2021

REFERENCE:
Ka Juanito Magbanua
Spokesperson
Apolinario Gatmaitan Command Regional Operational Command New People’s Army – Negros Island

Wala sang iban nga katuyuan ang Joint Focused Legal Action Team (JFLAT) sang Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict sa Western Visayas kundi ang pagpigos sang mga aktibista, lider masa, oposisyon kag mga kritiko sang gobyerno ni Duterte. Wala sang padulungan kundi ang padayon nga pagpamahog, red-tagging tubtob sa pagpamatay kag pagpaluntad sang kakugmat. Magaresulta lamang ini sa malaba nga listahan sa lapnagon nga pagpangabuso kag paglapas sang tawhanon nga kinamatarung sang Duterte nga rehimen.

Klaro nga ang Anti-Terror Law (ATL) nagbutang sa Pilipinas sa idalum sang de facto martial law nga kontrolado sang mga nagretiro nga mga heneral halin sa AFP/PNP kag sang amo nila nga si Duterte. Ang JFLAT-6 gamit ang ATL nagtorsi sa hustisya. Pagagamiton ang laye agud himuon nga iligal ang lihitimu nga interes kag makatarunganon nga paghimakas sa pumuluyo. Imilitarisa ang korte nga wala naghatag respito sa due process kag demokratiko nga mga kinamatarong. Ginpasa ang ATL sa kongreso kag senado sa panahon nga ang bug-os nga pumuluyo naga-atubang sa Covid-19 nga pandemya sa baylo nga ang gobyerno mangita sang pamaagi nga masulbar ang mga problema nga dala sa pandemya.

Ini tanan nagapakita lang sa traydor, tiraniko, militarista kag manugpatay nga karakter sang rehimen US-Duterte. Nagahatag lang ini sang pamatuod sa kahustuhon sang pungsodnon demokratiko nga rebolusyon nga ginalunsar sang pumuluyo sa pagpamuno sang Communist Party of the Philippines paagi sa armado nga paghimakas. Wala sang masanag nga palaabuton ang pumuluyo kon indi magbag-o ang sistema sang pungsod nga malakolonyal kag malapyudal nga ginaharian sang Imperyalista nga Estados Unidos, dalagku nga komprador burgisya kag dalagku nga agalon may duta. Ini ang kabangdanan sang tuman nga pag-antus sang pumuluyo sa kapigaduhon ilabi na ang mga mangunguma kag mga mamumugon.

Kinahanglan nga pabaskugon pa ang rebolusyonaryo nga kahublagan paagi sa kolektibo nga paghili-usa sang tanan nga pumuluyo agud paslawon ang maitum nga tuyo sang teraniko nga rehimen nga magpabilin sa poder lampas sa iya termino. Pasabton sa masang Pilipino si Duterte sa iya mga krimen kag utang nga dugo kadungan sa paglunsar sang mga taktikal nga opensiba sang NPA agud mapalayas ang rehimeng Duterte.

Maghimakas indi mahadlok!
Isulong ang armado nga paghimakas tubtob sa kadalag-an! ###

Prioritize healthcare system instead of arming force multipliers, NDF spox

Prioritize healthcare system instead of arming force multipliers, NDF spox

NEWS RELEASE
July 1, 2021



Reference:
Ka Bayani Obrero
Spokesperson
National Democratic Front-Negros

The National Democratic Front (NDF) – Negros in a statement strongly opposed and denounced Duterte’s proposal of arming civilian groups in aid of police operations, a call the President stated during the launch of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Global Coalition of Lingkod Bayan Advocacy support groups and force multipliers last June 25.

“Arming government force multipliers is a clear admission of Duterte, the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) incompetence in solving criminality perpetrated by their own state forces.  Arming them does not address the root cause of criminality but will further aggravate the human rights situation in the Philippines,” said Ka Bayani Obrero, NDF-Negros spokesperson.

Obrero also said that since Duterte came into power, thousands of Filipinos have been illegally arrested, abducted, and worst, killed without a single one seriously investigated and given justice.

Here in Negros numerous cases of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and detention of activists, critics and ordinary civilians have been reported with the police and military’s routinary “nanlaban” narrative.

NDF-Negros stated that Duterte will certainly weaponize these so-called civilian volunteers against critics of his murderous and rotten regime.

“In this time of pandemic, what the people need right now is a concrete and comprehensive solution to the country’s worsening health crisis. The Duterte regime should prioritize more on free mass testing, pro-active contact tracing, faster vaccine roll out and financial aid for our people,” Obrero added.

Obrero further said that if Duterte is sincere in his intention to ensure the welfare and protection of civilians, he must put an end to his bloody war on drugs and “counter-insurgency” campaign immediately.

“We call on all human rights advocates, communities, victims and families affected by military and police operations, church people and all freedom-loving Negrosanons to collectively oppose and denounce another of Duterte and the PNP’s outright militarist attempt to infringe human rights and fundamental freedoms. Strengthen the broad people’s movement and make Duterte accountable for all his crimes against the Filipino people,” Obrero ended.###

‘People cherish the NPA’

‘People cherish the NPA’

NEWS RELEASE
June 30, 2021

New People’s Army (NPA) – Negros Island spokesperson Ka Juanito Magbanua said in a video released on social media yesterday, June 29, that the NPA as the genuine people’s army fights against the US-Duterte regime’s National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) which aims to destroy the revolutionary movement in the entire country within President Duterte’s term.

“The people cherish the NPA because it fights for the interests mainly of the peasants and workers. In terms of land, how the peasants can own land through free land distribution,” said Magbanua.

According to Magbanua, the NPA also helps in improving economic conditions of farmers by actually participating in farming and maintaining peace and order by solving contradictions between the people. Also part of the NPA’s tasks is to launch medical missions and treat illnesses through herbal medicine and accupuncture.

Magbanua also claimed that the efforts of the Duterte regime to destroy their mass base caused considerable devastation to farmers especially the indigenous peoples (tumandoks) in the countryside who are victims of human rights violations.

“During the pandemic, they need help in their economic situation; but instead, usually in combat operations, they experience bombings and abuse of human rights,’ he said.

The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command video explained the difference between the NPA and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

It said the NPA’s difference from the AFP is that the AFP receive regular salaries from government coffers, people’s taxes but in return they do not serve rather inflict harm on the people. Meanwhile, the NPA does everything to improve the living conditions of the people, their health, literacy and their security.

Magbanua elucidated that particularly in Negros, the five guerrilla fronts continue to expand [its territory] and deepen its link to the masses.

“It cannot be denied that the enemy’s combat operations have caused harm here in Negros but this does not mean that they have decimated two guerrilla fronts in Negros. The truth is, as I already mentioned, the support of the people for armed struggle continue to broaden and deepen,” he said.

He added that the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command, with the wholehearted support of the people, will confidently continue to develop, expand and strengthen the five guerrilla fronts in Negros and possibly establish more.

Magbanua also mentioned the victims of red-tagging by government agencies, most recently the officials leading the NTF-ELCAC.

“Due to serious abuse of human rights not only here in the countryside but also in the cities and town centers, there have been an increasing number of victims of red-tagging. Red-tagging is linked to harassments up to killings,” he said.

“All those who aspire to go to the countryside to help in strengthening and building of the mass base, increasing the red fighters and launching anti-feudal campaigns. Your talents are needed in the armed struggle until we achieve victory,” he ended. ###

Reference:

Ka Juanito Magbanua
Spokesperson
Apolinario Gatmaitan Command
Regional Operational Command
New People’s Army – Negros Island

For full text:

Ka Juanito Magbanua Speaks:
Why the masses cherish the NPA?

The NPA as the genuine people’s army fights against the US-Duterte regime’s National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict that aims to destroy the revolutionary movement in the entire country within his term.

The NPA as the people’s army fights for the interests especially of the peasants and workers. In terms of land, how the peasants can own land through free land distribution. The NPA also helps them in improving their economic conditions by actually participating in farming with the peasants and maintaining peace and order by solving contradictions between the people. Also part of the NPA’s tasks is to launch medical missions and treat illnesses through herbal medicine and accupuncture.

The efforts of the Duterte regime to destroy the mass base caused considerable devastation to the farmers especially the indigenous peoples (tumandoks) in the countryside. They are victims of human rights violations when, during the pandemic, they need help in their economic situation. But instead, in combat operations, they experience bombings and violations of human rights.

The difference between the NPA and AFP

The NPA is very different from the AFP. The AFP receive regular salaries from government coffers, people’s taxes but in return they do not serve rather they inflict harm on the people. Meanwhile, the NPA does everything to improve the living conditions of the people, their health, literacy and their security.

Particularly in Negros, the five guerrilla fronts continue to expand [its territory] and deepen its link to the masses. It cannot be denied that the enemy’s combat operations have caused harm here in Negros. But this does not mean that they have decimated two guerrilla fronts in Negros. The truth is, as I already mentioned, the support of the people for armed struggle continue to broaden and deepen. 

The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command, with the wholehearted support of the people, confidently continues to develop, expand and strengthen the five guerrilla fronts in Negros and possibly establish more.

Due to serious abuse of human rights not only here in the countryside but also in the cities and town centers, there have been an increasing number of victims of red-tagging. Red-tagging is linked to harassments up to killings.

To those who have been red-tagged and are victims of human rights violations, the NPA welcomes all those who aspire to go to the countryside to help in strengthening and building of the mass base, increasing the red fighters and launching anti-feudal campaigns. Your talents are needed in the armed struggle until we achieve victory. ###

AFP Central Command condemned for countryside bombing

AFP Central Command condemned for countryside bombing

PRESS RELEASE
June 21, 2021




The New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Island condemned the 3rd Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Central Command for shelling the countrysides of Himamaylan City and Binalbagan using a howitzer canon and mortar around 10:00 in the morning to 2:00 in the afternoon last June 9, 2021 that sowed fear among residents resulting to their temporary evacuation and the dislocation of their livelihood.

“Due to poverty and problems caused by the deadly COVID-19, the people calls for help to provide their daily needs like food but they received mortar and canyon shells instead,” said Ka Juanito Magbanua, spokesperson of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command (AGC) of NPA Negros.

“More painful is that they became victims of human rights violations during military combat operations in the countryside,” Magbanua added.

The AGC-NPA denounced as well the torture and murder of indigenous people’s (tumandok) tribe member Erming Pacheco at Sitio Dala-upon, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City claiming that the military captured Pacheco from his home after the encounter between the 62nd IB and an NPA unit on June 9.

According to Magbanua, Pacheco was taken to the encounter site and was shot to death.

“He was hog-tied to a bamboo and was treated like a pig. The military then insisted that he was an NPA member killed during a second encounter,” said Magbanua.

The AGC-NPA in their statement also mentioned that there were more victims of military violence and that farm animals were seized and slaughtered.

Waste of people’s funds

Magbanua accused the Duterte regime for squandering millions of funds for massive military operations and bombings in the countryside while the people are facing a year-long tiempo muerto (dead season), widespread poverty and hunger.

He recounted what happened to tumandoks in Panay who were said to have been killed ala-Sauron.

“Many indigenous people’s lives were lost, they were driven away from their farm lands in the interests of big business,” he said.###

Military operations precede large-scale mining in Central Negros

Military operations precede large-scale mining in Central Negros

After massive military operations including mortar and howitzer canon bombings in the hinterlands of Himamaylan City and Binalbagan early this month, Ka Juanito Magbanua of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command of the New People’s Army in Negros Island (AGC-NPA) said that these were in preparation for big mining companies soon to operate in Central Negros.

“The AFP Central Command used ‘insurgency’ as an excuse to launch extensive combat operations and shellings in order to disturb the livelihood of the tumandoks in the mountains and drive them away from their farm lands. This is actually to pave the way for foreign capitalists invested in mining operations,” Magbanua said.

The NPA Negros exposed that on June 9 the 3rd Infantry Division of the AFP’s Central Command bombed parts of Central Negros around 10:00 in the morning up to 2:00 in the afternoon while conducting combat operations that resulted to the brutal murder of tumandok tribe member Erming Pacheco. This was after an encounter ensued between forces of the 62nd Battalion and the NPA earlier that day.

The AGC-NPA through its spokesperson held the Duterte regime and the bloodthirsty generals under the AFP Central Command and 3rd Infantry Division responsible for the damage to the livelihood of the tumandoks.

“They should be condemned because instead of serving the people paying for their salaries they bring devastation by destroying farm lands and violating human rights through torture, killings, illegal arrests and indiscriminate bombings,” Magbanua remarked.

Magbanua called on the military rank and file not to follow the orders of their butcher generals. He called them as canon fodders serving the career of their superiors.

He further said that the NPA knows that ordinary members of the military come from the exploited class only enlisting in military institutions to earn for their family. He maintained that the armed struggle waged by the NPA aims to solve the major problems of the people caused by the semifeudal and semicolonial system ruled by US imperialism, the big compradors and big landlords.

“Your family is part of the people that the NPA serves and they, too, will benefit from the victory of the revolution,” Magbanua said.

Magbanua asked the local government units and the different sectors of society advocating for genuine peace and democracy to launch an investigation into the destruction brought about by the military in their combat operations in the countryside. He challenged them to expose the lies disseminated by the AFP/PNP and help victims of human rights violations achieve proper justice.

Finally, Magbanua enjoined all NPA units to intensify tactical offensives to make those with blood debts against the people pay dearly.

“Defend the people’s livelihood and their right to cultivate their lands. Do not allow foreign capitalists to mine the mountains damaging the people’s farm lands especially of the tumandoks and destroying our natural resources,” he finished.###

Reference:

Ka Juanito Magbanua
AGC-NPA Negros spokesperson

Bomba kag kakugmat ang nabaton sang pumuluyo halin sa AFP Central Command

Bomba kag kakugmat ang nabaton sang pumuluyo halin sa AFP Central Command

June 21, 2021

Reference:

Ka Juanito Magbaua

Spokesperson

Apolinario Gatmaitan Command

Regional Operational Command


Mabaskog nga ginakondena sang Apolinario Gatmaitan Command sang New People’s Army sa Isla sang Negros ang natabu nga pagpangbomba sang mga katapu sang  3rd Infantry Division sang Philippine Army nga idalum sang AFP Central Command sadtong Hunyo 9, 2021, alas 10:00 sang aga tubtob alas 2:00 sang hapon. Ang paggamit sang Howitzer canon kag mortar nagtuga sang kakugmat sa mga residente sa bukiran nga bahin sa syudad sang Himamaylan kag banwa sang Binalbagan kag nagresulta sang temporaryo nga pagbiya sang ila mga puluy-an kag pagkadislokar sang ila palangabuhian.

Bunga sang kapigaduhon kag naga-atubang sang problema sa makamamatay nga COVID-19 ang mga pumuluyo nagakinahanglan sang bulig para sa matag-adlaw nila nga kinahanglanon pareho sang pagkaon apang sa baylo nga pagkaon, bala sang mga mortar kag kanyon ang ila nabaton. Ang masakit pa, sila ang nangin biktima sa paglapas sang tawhanon nga kinamatarung sa ginalunsar nga kombat nga operasyon sang mga militar sa kabukiran.

Lubos man nga ginakondena sang AGC-NPA ang pag-torture kag pagpatay sa katapu sang tumandok nga si Erming Pacheco sang Sityo Dala-upon, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City. Si Pacheco ginkuha sang mga katapu sang militar sa iya balay matapos ang engkwentro sa tunga sang 62nd IB kag isa ka yunit sang NPA sadtong Hunyo 9, 2021. Gindala sya sa lugar sa diin natabu ang encounter kag gintiro tubtob mapatay. Ginhigtan ang mga kamot kag tiil kag gintuhog sang kawayan nga daw baboy kag ginpagwa sang military nga napatay sa ikaduha kuno nga engkwentro kag katapu kuno sang NPA. May iban pa nga biktima sa pagpangastigo sang militar kag ginpangkuha man ang mga kasapatan (kanding kag mga manok) sa mga pumuluyo sa lugar kag ginpang-ihaw.

Nag-uyang ang rehimen Duterte sang milyon-milyon nga pondo para sa ila dalagku-an nga operasyon kag pagpangbomba sa kabukiran samtang ang pumuluyo naga-atubang sang tuigan nga tiempo muerto, lapnagon nga kapigaduhon kag gutom. Sa kahimtangan nga naga-atubang sang problima sa pandemya ang pumuluyo kag ang nagakadapat nga buligan ang mga katapu sang mga tumandok, bomba kag pagpamatay sang mga sibilyan sa kabukiran ang ila naaguman. Ini nga mga hitabu may kaanggid sa na-eksperyensyahan sang mga tumandok sa ginalunsar nga ala-Sauron nga nagpatay sang mga tumandok sa isla sang Panay. Nag-utas sang madamu nga kabuhi sang mga tumandok, pinalayas sila sa ila duta nga ginata-uma bangud sa interes sang mga dalagku nga negosyante.

Sa pagkuha sang teraniko nga rehimen Duterte sa padumili sang bag-o nga permit sa pagmina sa bilog nga Pilipinas sadtong Abril 15, 2021, nagdinaguso ang mga dalagku nga kompanya sa mina nga makatigayon sang ila pag-operasyon sa pagmina sa isla sang Negros ilabi na sa kabukiran sang Central Negros. Ginahimo nga rason sang AFP Central Command ang problema sa “insurhensya” sa paglunsar sang tropa militar sang dalagkuan nga kombat operasyon kag pagpangbomba agud tublagon ang malinong nga pagpangabuhi sang mga tumandok sa kabukiran kag palayason sa ila duta nga ginataliuma. Paagi sini mahatagan ligwa ang operasyon sang mga dumuluong nga kapitalista sa mina.

Dapat pasabton ang rehimen Duterte kag ang mga uhaw sa dugo nga mga heneral sa idalum sang AFP Central Command kag 3rd Infantry Division sa halit nga natuga sa pangabuhian sang mga tumandok. Dapat ini nga kondenahon tungud sa baylo nga serbisyuhan ang pumuluyo bangud amo ini ang nagasweldo sa ila, kahalitan ang ila ginahimo paagi sa pagwasak sang palangabuhian kag paglapas sang tawhanon nga kinamatarung pareho sang mga pagpang-torture, pagpamatay, iligal nga pagpang-aresto kag patarasak nga pagpangbomba.

Panawagan sa mga rank and file sa hanay sang militar nga indi magsunod sa mandu sang inyo berdugo nga mga heneral. Ginhimo kamu nga inogbala sa kanyon para sa ila interes nga magtaas ang ila mga ranggo. Inyo pirme pamensaron ang inyo ginsumpaan nga mag-alagad sa pumuluyo bangud dira kamu nagakuha para mabuhi ang inyo pamilya. Nakahibalo kami nga naghalin man kamu sa ginahimuslan nga sahi rason nga  ara kamu sa institusyon militar agud may bulanan nga sweldo nga mabaton para buhion ang inyo pamilya. Ang armado nga paghimakas nga ginalunsar sang NPA nagatuyo nga sulbaron ang mayor nga problema sang bug-os nga pumuluyo bunga sang mala-pyudal kag mala-kolonyal nga sistema nga ginaharian sang imperyalista nga Estados Unidos, dalagku nga burgisya komprador kag dalagku nga agalon mayduta. Ang inyo pamilya kabahin sang pumuluyo nga gina-alagaran sang NPA kag magabenipisyo man sa kadalag-an sang rebolusyon.

Panawagan man sa mga LGU kag sa mga lain-lain nga sektor sang sosyedad nga nanindugan para sa matuod nga kalinong kag demokrasya nga maghiwat sang pag-imbistiga angut sa mga kahalitan sang militar sa ila ginalunsar nga kombat nga operasyon sa kabukiran. Hublasan ang kabutigan nga ginapalapnag sang AFP/PNP kag buligan ang mga biktima sang paglapas sang tawhanon nga kinamatarung agud mahatagan sila sang nagaka-igo nga hustisya.

Sa tanan nga yunit sang NPA, aton pa pabaskugon ang paglunsar sang mga taktikal nga opensiba agud pabayaron sang mahal ang mga may utang nga dugo sa pumuluyo. Pangapinan ang pumuluyo sa ila palangabuhian kag makapabilin sa ila duta nga ginatala-uma. Indi pagtugutan ang mga dumuluong nga kapitalista sa pagmina sang kabukiran bangud makahalit ini sa palangabuhian sang pumuluyo ilabi na sa mga tumandok kag makaguba sang dunang manggad.

Maghimakas, indi mahadlok!     

Isulong ang armado nga paghimakas tubtob sa kadalag-an!

Pulang pagsaludo sa mga baganihan sa rebolusyon!

Pulang pagsaludo sa mga baganihan sa rebolusyon!

June 2, 2021

Reference:
Ka Juanito Magbanua
Spokesperson
Apolinario Gatmaitan Command
Negros Island Regional Operational Command
New People’s Army

Ang Apolinario Gatmaitan Command sang New People’s Army sa Isla sang Negros (AGC-NPA) nagahatag sang mataas nga pagsaludo kay Romeo Nabas alias Ka Marlon upod sa apat ka kaupod nga nagtaliwan sa natabu nga engkwentro sa Brgy Cabacnitan, Bilar, Bohol. Ang pagkabaganihan nga ginpakita ni Ka Marlon kag sang apat ka kaupod nga naghalad sang ila bilidhon nga kabuhi isa ka indi malipatan kag napagkit na sa tagipusuon sang malapad nga masa sang pumuluyo kag mga kaupod. Pulang Pagsaludo!

Si Ka Marlon halin sa Bohol ang upod sa mga gintalana sa southeast nga bahin sang Negros sadtong 2003. Isa sya sa nangunang kadre sang Partido nga daku ang nabulig agud marekober ang mga daan nga lugar nga sadto nabayaan kag mabalikan ang mga nawasak nga baseng masa tuga sang mga rebisyunistang traydor. Sadtong 2007, gintalana sya sa Norte nga bahin sang Negros agud magbulig sa gihapon sa pagrekober, pagpalig-on kag pagtukod liwat sang North Negros Front. Tuig 2017 ginbalik sya sa probinsya sang Bohol agud magbulig sa pagpabaskug sa larangang gerilya didto. Ang masa sa Negros nagapangasubo sa pagtaliwan ni Ka Marlon kag nagadumdum sa iya nga mga kontribusyon sa pagpasulong sa inaway banwa sa Isla.

Ang padayon nga pagbaskog sang armado nga rebolusyunaryo nga kahublagan sa Negros makita sa padayon nga nagadalum nga angut sang hukbo sa masa kag naga-angkon ini sang mainit nga suporta sang pumuluyo kag padayon nga nagasulong. Kabaliskaran sa mga propaganda sang 3rd Infantry Division sang Philippine Army, wala sang bisan isa ka larangan gerilya ang nawasak sa pihak sang masingki nga operasyon militar. Isa ka hinambog nga pahayag sang military nga kuno ila na nawasak ang north kag southeast nga larangan gerilya sa Negros.

Ang matuod ang mga ligal nga organisasyon masa amo ang ginapanglagas, ginabansagan nga mga katapu sang NPA, kag nangin biktima sang EJK ang mga aktibista kag lider masa. Madamu man ang iligal nga gin-aresto, gintamnan sang ebidensya kag ginpasakaan sang himo-himo nga kaso kag madamu pa nga porma sang paglapas sang tawhanon nga kinamatarung. Lapnagon man ang peke nga pagpasurender kag pilit nga ginapaako nga mga NPA. Nahimo na ini nga gatasan sang mga opisyal sang AFP/PNP bangud ang kwarta nga dapat magakadto sa tagsa ka magsurender nagadiretso lang sa bulsa sang mga opisyal sang AFP/PNP. Kon may ara gid man, sensilyo nalang ang mahatag sa mga ginapasurender.

Base sa plano sang NTF-ELCAC, pilit nga ginapatuman ang “whole of nation approach” agud obligahon ang mga lokal nga yunit sang gobyerno nga mag-upod sa programa sang tiraniko nga gobyerno kontra sa rebolusyunaryong kahublagan. Upod sa kakugmat nga ginahimo sa kabukiran, ginahadlok man ang mga lokal nga opisyales agud indi magbato sa mga kalakasan sang AFP/PNP.

Ang propaganda nga nalutos na ang NPA, isa na ka daan kag gasgas nga propaganda agud hinabunan ang ila kapaslawan sa “kontra-insurhensya” nga kampanya sa idalum sang Oplan Kapanatagan kag National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Sa rebolusyonaryo nga kasaysayan sa Negros, tanan nga mga brigade commander nga matalana sa Negros napaslaw sa ila pahayag nga ila wasakon kon indi man mapagamay o mapahuyang ang rebolusyonaryo nga kahublagan.

Ang rebolusyonaryo nga pwersa sa Isla sang Negros sa pagpamuno sang Partido Komunista sang Pilipinas ara sa malig-on nga posisyon agud atubangon kag paslawon ang plano sang tiraniko nga rehimen agud wasakon ang rebolusyonaryo nga kahublagan. Handa ini nga pangapinan ang napundar nga politikal nga gahum sa kaumhan kag kaayuhan sang pumuluyo. Padayon ini nga maglunsar sang mga taktikal nga opensiba agud mapataas ang halintang sang inaway banwa kag silutan ang mga may utang nga dugo sa pumuluyo kag sa rebolusyonaryo nga kahublagan kag paslawon ang Oplan Kapanatagan sang US-Duterte nga rehimen.

Isulong ang armado nga paghimakas tubtob sa kadalag-an!

Mabuhay ang masang pigos

NDF Negros salutes martyred comrades

NDF Negros salutes martyred comrades

June 1, 2021

National Democratic Front (NDF) Negros through a statement was outraged on the brutal murders of its comrades Rustico Luna Tan and Reynaldo Bocala. It also saluted them for their contributions to the GRP-NDFP peace talks in their capacity as peace consultants.

On May 28 Tan and Bocala were simultaneously killed around 8:00 in in the evening in Cebu and Iloilo respectively. Tan was shot six times on his face and torso by yet unidentified assailants at his home in Camotes Island, Cebu. Meanwhile, Bocala was allegedly killed in a Philippine National Police – Crime Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) raid in a subdivision at Pavia, Iloilo.

“Duterte’s ‘kill them all’ and ‘take no prisoners’ tirade has clearly roused his death squads within state forces to kill with impunity,” said Obrero.

Obrero added that the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are quick to manufacture a semblance of victory over the revolutionary movement by going after defenseless civilians, killing on a rampage and exploiting the local government units and the courts.

In another statement, Ka Juanito Magbanua, spokesperson of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command of the New People’s Army in Negros Island (AGC-NPA), said that the military’s claims of defeating the NPA is an overused publicity stunt to coverup the failure of its “counter-insurgency” campaign under Oplan Kapanatagan and the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

“In Negros’ revolutionary history, all brigade commanders assigned to Negros were unsuccessful in their declaration to destroy or weaken the revolutionary movement,” Magbanua added.

According to Magbanua, the revolutionary forces in Negros Island led by the Communist Party of the Philippines is in a strong position to face and defeat the plan of the tyrannical regime to decimate the revolutionary movement. It is ready to defend the political power it established in the countryside and the welfare of the people.

“The NPA will continue to launch tactical offensives to raise the level of the people’s war and punish those who have blood debts against the people and the revolutionary movement,” Magbanua said.

Also, Obrero called on all Negrosanons to shatter the culture of fear and impunity sown by Duterte and his goons and unite to overcome Duterte’s tyrannical rule in the country.###

Reference:

Ka Bayani Obrero
NDF Negros spokesperson

Ka Juanito Magbanua
AGC-NPA Negros spokesperson