Fake Surrenderees in Sarangani and the Balik Baril Program as a Milking Cow

Front 72, NPA-FarSouth Mindanao Region
27 June 2011

The Hon. Mayor Rudy Caoagdan
Makilala, North Cotabato

Dear Mayor Caoagdan,

Warmest greetings and we hope this letter finds you well and in the best of health.

We note with gratitude and admiration your offer to hospitalize our comrades who may have been wounded in the most recent encounters with the AFP. Fortunately, not one of our comrades was wounded in this recent attack by the military who bombed our areas eight times with tora-tora gunships. The villagers’ crops and a nipa hut were directly hit and the people were very much afraid. Militarization is too much and this is taking a very heavy toll on the hapless civilians who are already burdened with the economic crisis. If the AFP will only just stay in their barracks and not disrupt the people’s lives and livelihood, perhaps real development will exist in your municipality. We are one with you in a common effort to find a lasting solution to the problems of poverty and oppression.

We sincerely will remember your offer to have the town’s hospital facilities for our comrades who may be wounded in battle. We hope this offer remains throughout the protracted life-and-death struggle of our people’s war and that in a difficult situation we may come to you for aid and assistance.

Thank you and more power!

Very truly yours,

Mt. Alip Operations Command
North Cotabato