CPP blasts AFP ceasefire violations in Mindoro

PRESS RELEASE
CPP Information Bureau
December 25, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today blasted the Philippine Army's 80th Infantry Batallion assigned in Mindoro for its sheer disregard of the current ceasefire agreement between the armies of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). In their agreement, a ceasefire between the New People's Army and the military, paramilitary and police forces of the government began from the first minute of December 16, 2010 to the last minute of January 3, 2010.

Ceasefire violations by the Philippine Army in Panay

Jurie Guerrero
Jose Percival Estocada Command, NPA-Central Panay
December 24, 2010

Troops of 61st IB, PA have been conducting combat clearing operations in NPA areas in at least six upland barangays of Tapaz, Capiz, and Calinog, Iloilo since December 21, 2010 up to the present in clear violation of the ceasefire. The massive show of armed force in these populated areas is creating fear in the local population and destroying the spirit of peace in the Christmas season.

Said troops returned to barracks from their combat operations last December 13-14 for the Christmas ceasefire, but conducted combat operations this December 21.

Mensahe sa ika-42 na anibersaryo ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas

Luis Jalandoni
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
Disyembre 24, 2010

Mahal na mga kasama, mga kaibigan at mga panauhin sa pagdiriwang ng ika-42 na Anibersaryo ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas,

Isang mainit na rebolusyonaryong pagbati sa inyong lahat! Kami sa National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel ay taas-kamaong bumabati sa liderato at mga kasapi ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas at nakikiisa sa inyong pagdiriwang ng ika-42 na Anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas.

Paglabag sa Tigil-putukan sa Mindoro

Lucio de Guzman Command- NPA MINDORO
Disyembre 23, 2010

Mariing kinokondena ng LGDC ang tahasang paglabag na 80IB PA na nakatalaga sa Occidental Mindoro sa 19- araw na tigil putukan.

Patraydor na sinalakay ng mga elemento ng 80IB ang isang tim ng NPA na nakahimpil sa isang bahay sa So. Upper Balading, Bgy Bayotbot, San Jose,Occidental Mindoro alas 12 ng hatinggabi ng Disyembre 23, 2010.

Napilitang umatras ang mga NPA upang maiwasan ang pinsala sa mga masa sa lugar.
Hinuli ng mga militar si Christian Bascos, 26 taong gulang at residente ng Magsaysay, MOC na dumadalaw sa kanyang kasintahan at 2 pa niyang kasamahan na dumadalaw din sa kamag-anak at nagpapaggamot.

Isang malaking kasinungalingan at propaganda lamang ni Lt. Col Roger Percol, Bn Cmdr ng 80IB ang diumano'y pagrespeto nila sa CF habang tuloy naman ang paglunsad ng offensive military operations.

Sindikato ng droga sa loob ng AFP, nalantad sa isang operasyon ng PDEA

Samuel Guerrero
Celso Minguez Command - NPA-Sorsogon
December 23, 2010

SA ISANG OPERASYON NG PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency) NOONG IKA-18 NG DISYEMBRE 2010, dalawang elemento ng Philppine Army ang natakma. Matapos mang-agaw ng baril at barilin ang isang operatiba ng PNP at makipaghabulan, natiklo ang isang Corporal Rommel Gabino ng 83rd Infantry Battalion na nakabase sa lalawigan ng Catanduanes. Ang isang kasama nito ay nauna nang sumuko na si Rigoberto Atienza ng Camarines Sur.

Gain strength and expand to advance the people's war

Editoryal, Ang Bayan, 21 December 2010
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The current call to raise the level of people's war in the coming years to the stage of strategic stalemate is a huge inspiration to the Party, the people's army and the revolutionary movement. They are determined to meet the new challenges, fulfill the new tasks, invigorate and raise the quality of mass struggles and further advance the people's war in an all-sided way.

The call is founded on the gains achieved in more than four decades of advancing people's war in the stage of strategic defensive, and on the successes in overcoming the enemy's vicious campaigns of suppression. Of particular note is the defeat of Oplan Bantay Laya, the most brutal and bloodiest counterrevolutionary campaign unleashed by the fascist state that caused many hardships and trials in the past decade.

The truth about the Las Navas NPA-AFP encounter

CPP Information Bureau
December 22, 2010

The CPP rebuts the psywar spins of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and released today further clarification about the controversial December 14 encounter in Las Navas, Northern Samar. Ten government soldiers were killed in action and two more were wounded in a counter-attack by local New People's Army (NPA) forces that the government's military had set out to annihilate prior to the simultaneous holiday ceasefire between the NPA and the AFP. The ceasefire, starting from early morning of December 16, 2010 up to midnight of January 3, 2011, was agreed upon by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).

1st PBC-NPA warmly recognizes the Dutertes invitation; proposes Sara, Digong, instead, to come to the countryside

Ka Parago, 1st Pulang Bagani Company
Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
December 22, 2010

The 1st Pulang Bagani Company-New People's Army warmly recognizes the invitation offered by Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, and her father, Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for Red fighters to come down from the hills and go to the city and celebrate with them the traditional holidays. We view this as a positive gesture and an act for genuine dialogue.

Magpalakas at magpalawak para sa pag-abante ng digmang bayan

Editoryal, Ang Bayan
21 Disyembre 2010
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Malaking inspirasyon para sa Partido, hukbong bayan at rebolusyonaryong kilusan ang panawagan ngayon para sa pagtataas ng antas ng digmang bayan sa mga susunod na taon tungo sa yugto ng estratehikong pagkapatas. Determinadong ipinatutupad ang bagong mga hamon at tungkulin, pinag-iibayo ang kasigasigan at kalidad ng mga pakikibaka at ibayong isinusulong nang lahatang-panig ang digmang bayan.

Nakatuntong ang panawagan sa naipundar na sa mahigit apat na dekada nang pagsusulong ng digmang bayan sa yugto ng estratehikong depensiba, at sa matagumpay na pangingibabaw sa harap ng matitinding pasistang kampanyang panunupil ng kaaway. Tampok, sa partikular, ang pagbigo sa Oplan Bantay Laya--ang pinakamalupit at pinakamadugo nang kontra-rebolusyonaryong kampanya ng pasistang estado--na nagdulot ng maraming kahirapan at pagsubok nitong huling dekada.

Sunud-sunod na pagkatalo ng Philippine Army ay tinatakpan ng mga sinungalingan katuwang ng terorismong militar laban sa mga magsasaka

Frank Fernandez
NDFP - Negros
Disyembre 21, 2010

Sa loob ng dalawang buwan ng Oktubre at Nobyembre, nag-angkin ng sunud-sunod na pagkatalo ang mga tropa ng Philippine Army at 6RSMB-PNP mula sa mga taktikal na opensiba at iba pang aksyong militar ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB). Para matakpan ang malalang kabiguan nila mula sa rebolusyonaryong hukbo, lalong humaba ang dila nina Maj. Gen. Vicente Porto at ng kanyang mga pinamumunuang upisyal sa ilalim ng 3rPPPPd Infantry Division-Philippine Army para umimbento ng mga senaryo ng engkwentro. At ang desperadong ginagawa ng mga pwersang militar at pulis ay ang paglulunsad ng terorismong militar laban sa mga magbubukid sa kanayunan.

The illegal arrest of Pedro Codaste and his four companions violates the GRP-declared ceasefire

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao
December 19, 2010

The NDFP-Mindanao condemns the illegal arrest of Pedro Codaste and his four civilian companions on 17 December at 11 AM at Noli, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur as it is a direct violation of the GRP's self-declared ceasefire, and may jeopardize the effort for the mutual GRP-NDFP peace initiative.

AFP troops killing, torturing and using civilians as human shield

Fr. Santiago Salas
NDF Eastern Visayas
December 20, 2010

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas said today that the Armed Forces of the Philippines was killing, torturing and using civilians as human shields in military operations in Las Navas, Northern Samar from November-December. “The human rights violations of the AFP’s 8th Infantry Division are being suppressed while malicious accusations are levied against the New People’s Army for black propaganda,” said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. “The AFP’s human rights violations were committed in the course of widespread military operations beginning in the first week of December.

Like its predecessor, Aquino's Oplan Bayanihan will fail to stop the advance of people's war--CPP

CPP Information Bureau
December 20, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today described the US-Aquino regime's new counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign plan Bayanihan as "the same dog with a different collar." The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is scheduled to unveil tomorrow its new COIN plan that will replace the previous Arroyo government' Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL).

CPP retorts to Malacañang on NPA's counter-offensive in Samar

CPP Information Bureau
December 20, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today took exception to Malacañang deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte's statement yesterday that questioned the legitimacy of the tactical offensive carried out by the New People's Army (NPA) in Northern Samar last Tuesday.

MAC-NPA strongly warns AFP on the 10th ID-AFP's continuous deployment of troops in Southern Mindanao NDFP territories

Rigoberto F. Sanchez
Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
December 19, 2010

The Merardo Arce Command-Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command of the New People's Army has been receiving reports from the guerilla fronts on the continued enemy movement within the guerilla territories of the People's Democratic Government. The 10th Infantry Division-AFP has craftily moved troops and war materiel into forward positions in the hinterlands in Southern Mindanao and positioned them for a preemptive offensive strike while its own suspension of military operations (SOMO) is supposed to be in effect.

AFP troops killing, torturing and using civilians as human shields

CPP Information Bureau
December 20, 2010

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas said today that the Armed Forces of the Philippines was killing, torturing and using civilians as human shields in military operations in Las Navas, Northern Samar from November-December. "The human rights violations of the AFP's 8th Infantry Division are being suppressed while malicious accusations are levied against the New People's Army for black propaganda," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. "The AFP's human rights violations were committed in the course of widespread military operations beginning in the first week of December. These combat operations are continuing even after the start of the AFP's ceasefire declaration on Dec. 16."

Widespread military operations violate AFP's ceasefire declaration

CPP Information Bureau
December 20, 2010

The Efren Martires Command of the New People's Army-Eastern Visayas today accused the Armed Forces of the Philippines of violating its own ceasefire from Dec. 16, 2010 to Jan.3, 2011 in widespread military operations in Las Navas, Northern Samar and Matuguinao, Western Samar. "According to reports from NPA units in the field, extensive military operations by the 8th Infantry Division are ongoing in adjacent areas in Las Navas and Matuguinao," said Ka Karlos Manuel, EMC spokesperson. "The operating troops are estimated at 150-200 elements from the 63rd IB and 87th IB, with Scout Rangers and other forces under the 803rd Infantry Brigade, as well as CAFGU paramilitaries. These military operations commenced with troops build-ups on the first week of December, even before the NPA's ambush on 63rd IB troops in Brgy. Sta. Fe, Las Navas on Dec. 14. The 8th ID chief, Gen. Mario Chan, is therefore lying when he claims the ambushed troops were returning to barracks to observe the ceasefire -- they were in fact part of continuing combat operations. There are also reports of many human rights violations committed by the military."

The illegal arrest of Pedro Codaste and his four companions violates the GRP-declared ceasefire

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao
December 19, 2010

The NDFP-Mindanao condemns the illegal arrest of Pedro Codaste and his four civilian companions on 17 December at 11 AM at Noli, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur as it is a direct violation of the GRP's self-declared ceasefire, and may jeopardize the effort for the mutual GRP-NDFP peace initiative.

CPP denounces Agusan arrests as violation of ceasefire

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
December 19, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today denounced the Philippine National Police (PNP) for arresting a ranking officer of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in Northeast Mindanao and at least four of his staff as "a flagrant violation of the simultaneous ceasefire declarations." The ceasefire declarations issued separately by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the CPP-NDFP took effect at dawn of December 16 and will last until midnight of January 3 next year.