No NPA camp overrun; 1st PBC ambush downs 8 AFP troops in Paquibato

Ka Parago, 1st Pulang Bagani Company
Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
September 25, 2011

Eight enemy forces of the 69th IB were killed and an undetermined number were wounded after a team of the 1st Pulang Bagani Company-NPA on Sept. 19 at 1:15 pm engaged them in a firefight preceded by an explosion of seven command detonated explosive in sitio Banban, Brgy Lumiad, Paquibato district, Davao city. Yet, the enemy not only concealed the casualties, the 10th Infantry Division-Eastern Mindanao Command went as far as to publicize a fake victory in saying that their forces overrun a big NPA camp and seized several explosives and high powered rifles. Two NPA members Ka Boboy and Ka Cosme were martyred in the Sept. 19 ambush.

In full view to the peasant masses, the enemy carried the bodies of their casualties using two huey helicopters; one of the huey helicopter which can carry 10 people, twice returned to the area. After the 1 hr and 15-minute firefight, a white double body plane bombed the farm fields of sitio Banban six times. Later, the masses saw the road leading to the 69th IB battalion headquarters at Brgy. Dalisay, Panabo city was closed, as the enemy administered to disembarking the bodies from the helicopter. A hearse twice returned to get the casualties. Later the bodies of the two NPA martyrs were seen left at the headquarters. Soldiers also carried two explosives from the site; later the AFP showed it to the media along with other previously seized explosives.

The AFP’s fictitious story heralded their other fallacious media blitz of a nationwide ceasefire with the NPA last Sept. 21. The script in Sept. 21 exposed the desperation of the AFP in further deceiving the public as to the real score of the US-Aquino regime’s Oplan Bayanihan. No such ceasefire occurred in Paquibato and elsewhere in the countryside. Military operations by the 69th IB terrorized the masses in Brgy. Lumiad, Mapula, Pandaitan all in Paquibato district.

One Joselito Panal, formerly with the 73rd IB, arrested a coconut wine gatherer, Gilbert Sibala in sitio carbon, Brgy Lumiad on 8 am of Sept 21. Sibala, a nephew of a retired master sergeant of the 69th IB, was forced to sign surender papers. Two soldiers acted as witnesses and forced the police to file charges against Sibala by using planted evidence: his picture was taken where he was wearing a jungle uniform and carrying a weapon and ammunition.

The AFP has not shaken off its fangs with Oplan Bayanihan; it only improved itself as a chronic liar and as desperately anti-people.###