41st IB ambushed in Abra, 3 killed, another 3 wounded

Diego Wadagan
Agustin Begnalen Command - NPA-Abra
30 October 2010

An initial field report confirmed that a vehicle of the 41st IB was ambushed by NPA guerillas of the Agustin Begnalen Command at 5:30 am on October 30, 2010, at Barangay Bonglo-Lengas, Baay-Licuan, Abra. 3 soldiers were killed and about 3 more were wounded. 2 M16 rifles, an M60 machinegun, other logistics and documents were carted away by the NPA guerillas, and swiftly retreated after the firefight.

Militarization in EV the result of Aquino regime's deception and militarism

Fr. Santiago "Sanny" Salas
NDF - Eastern Visayas
October 29, 2010

In the past two months, the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army has been hastening its counterrevolutionary attacks on the people. It is carrying out widespread and intense military operations on Samar, while also hyping civil-military operations and psywar throughout the region. This reflects the Aquino regime's use of its initial popularity in pursuing its counterrevolutionary objectives. But that popularity is fast waning precisely because of the 8th ID's militarization, a continuation of the fascist repression of the past ten years under Oplan Bantay Laya.

Extra-judicial killings and human rights violation, rampant in Rizal province!

ARMAN "Ka Arms" GUERRERO
Spokesperson, NDFP-Rizal
27 October 2010

Since Benigno "NoyNoy" Aquino III assumed the presidency and continued the most hated counter-insurgency program named OPLAN BANTAY LAYA II, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) have continued to harass, maim and kill civilians they suspect as members of the revolutionary movement.

41st IB hides behind humanitarian relief and election duties as shield for combat operations

Ka Diego Wadagan
Spokesperson
Agustin Begnalen Command
October 25, 2010

After Typhoon Juan ravaged Northern Luzon, news was circulated that 3 Abra towns namely Tineg, Lacub, and Malibcong, have been isolated and more than 6,000 people have been trapped due to road cuts, landslides, and swelled rivers. It was then announced that relief operations will be conducted, as helicopters were requested from the NOLCOM (Northern Luzon Command) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It was even said that the wife of Gov. Bersamin and Rep. Joy Bernos will distribute relief goods on October 21, 2010, to be airlifted from the capital town of Bangued to the affected municipalities.

The US-Aquino regime will worsen the feudal exploitation of the peasantry; the Filipino people must unwaveringly struggle for genuine land reform

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
NDF - Mindanao
26 October 2010

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao (NDFP – Mindanao) reaffirms the call for genuine land reform of millions of Filipino peasant masses across the country who, in marking October as Peasant month, recently took their long-time demands to the streets, challenging the newly-installed Aquino government to seriously address the problem of land.

Expose and oppose the Aquino regime's deception and militarism

Editorial
Ang Bayan
October 21, 2010

Not for a moment since Benigno Aquino III's new regime took power did the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) relent in its counterrevolutionary military campaign against the Filipino people. The US-Aquino regime is making full use of the political capital it gained from the last election to court support for its campaign of repression.

But it is this same campaign that is rapidly dissipating whatever political capital Aquino has left. The people who were blinded by the glare of his promise to change the old ways are gravely disappointed with the extension of the US-Arroyo regime's bloody Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL). The present regime is turning out to be no different from its predecessor in terms of the intensity and brutality of its fascist repression.