Will Rebelyn's murderers ever be punished?

Rubi del Mundo
NDF - Southern Mindanao
5 March 2011

We remember Rebelyn Pitao in her second death anniversary today as we remember the thousand others who are victims of extrajudicial killings and disappearances under the reactionary system that breeds widespread social injustice and state-sponsored violence. Under this rotten system and the reactionary government that perpetuates it; the state-sponsored violence and the climate of impunity are the norms rather than the exception.

Two years ago today, Rebelyn Pitao, 20, a young private school teacher, was abducted, raped, tortured and mercilessly murdered by the Military Intelligence Group-Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Such contemptible barbarity committed against Rebelyn and many other civilians and non-combatants under the regime's failed anti-people and counter revolutionary Oplan Bantay Laya are the same barbarity being peddled now as 'peace and development' under US-Aquino's Oplan Bayanihan. This peace and development sham has been further exposed as no different from Gloria Arroyo's Bantay Laya.

Brutal murders in Davao only reveal the real score of Aquino's Oplan Bayanihan

Ricardo Fermiza
Magtanggol Roque Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
March 3, 2011

The condemnable torture and brutal murders of civilians Rody Dejos, 50 and son Rody Rick, 26, by 39th IB-AFP troops last February 27 in Sitio Malusing, Barangay Zone 1, Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur further reveal the real score of the US-Aquino regime's Oplan Bayanihan and its peace and development rhetoric. Peace dialogue is a masquerade, a sham intended to mislead and to smokescreen their fascism and use of more sinister strong-arm tactics of extra-judicial killings.

NPA ambush in Eastern Samar serves to punish the AFP-PNP joint operations plan

Efren Martires Command
NPA Eastern Visayas
March 3, 2011

The Efren Martires Command of the New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas today said that the successful NPA ambush in Brgy. Catumsan, Arteche, Eastern Samar last Feb. 26 was meant to punish the newfangled AFP-PNP joint operations plan. “The EMC commends the Sergio Lobina Command for ambushing the PNP-Regional Mobile Group security convoy of Arteche Mayor Roland Evardone,” said Ka Karlos Manuel, EMC spokesperson. “According to initial reports, the NPA confiscated at least three M16 rifles and one M14 rifle. The PNP-RMG team leader, Insp. Al Tandiado, was killed, while PO1s Elmer Tesado, Kenneth Tafalla and Sherwin Furtgada were wounded. There were no casualties on the NPA side.”

Perspektiba hinggil sa mga Pag-aalsang Bayan laban sa mga awtokratikong rehimen sa North Africa at Middle East

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag, Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
Pebrero 27, 2011

Ang pahayag na ito ay sinulat ni Kasamang Sison bilang tagapangulo ng International Coordinating Committee ng International League of People’s Struggle)


Ang International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) ay matatag na nakikiisa at sumusuporta sa mga mamamayan ng mga bansa sa North Africa at Middle East sa kanilang mga pag-aalsang masa at rebolusyonaryong pakikibaka para sa pambansang kalayaan at demokrasya laban sa mga awtokratikong rehimeng malaon nang minamantini ng mga imperyalistang kapangyarihan at mga lokal na reaksyunaryong uri.

Perspective on the People's Uprisings against autocratic regimes in North Africa & Middle East

Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chair, Central Committee, Communist Party of the Philippines
February 27, 2011

This statement was written by Comrade Sison as Chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle


The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) steadfastly stands in solidarity with and supports the peoples of the North African and Middle East countries in their mass uprisings and revolutionary struggles for national liberation and democracy against the autocratic regimes long maintained by imperialist powers and local reactionary classes.

At the same time, the ILPS is keenly aware that the overthrow of a dictator by a rapid spontaneous surge of the masses does not necessarily result in the revolutionary overthrow of the ruling system. In the absence of a strong revolutionary party of the proletariat and revolutionary mass organizations, the imperialist powers and its puppets among the competing political and military factions of the local exploiting classes can arrange a new regime that pretends to be better than the previous one.

Unang engkwentro sa kontra-insurhensyang kampanya ng Oplan Bayanihan, naitala sa gubat

Ka Samuel Guerrero
Celso Minguez Command, NPA-Sorsogon
Marso 2, 2011

DAKONG ALAS 5:30 NG UMAGA NITONG IKA-27 NG PEBRERO NAGANAP ANG UNANG ENGKWENTRO SA BGY. VILLAREAL, GUBAT SA ILALIM NG OPLAN BAYANIHAN. NAGTALA NG UNANG KASWALTI ANG BAGONG HUKBONG BAYAN.

Si Andres Despi aka Ka Tisoy, 34 taong gulang, may asawa at isang anak, ang kauna-unahang martir ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan sa ilalim ng Oplan Bayanihan.

Mga pusakal na holdaper ng 2nd IB-PA sa Albay, pinarusahan ng BHB

Florante Orobia
Santos Binamera Command, NPA-Albay
Marso 1, 2011

Ipinatupad ng isang yunit ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan sa ilalim ng Santos Binamera Command ang hatol ng Hukumang Bayan na kamatayan kina Jeffrey Nerveza ng Brgy. Del Rosario, Camalig, Albay at Sandy Lozano ng Brgy. Maninila, Camalig, Albay noong Pebrero 28 ng kasalukuyang taon.

Batay sa mga isinampang reklamo ng mamamayan at sa masusing pagsusuri at pagsisiyasat ng Hukumang Bayan, napatunayang nagkasala sa malulubhang krimen at kontra-rebolusyonaryong aktibidad sina Nerveza, Lozano at iba pang myembro ng grupo nitong hindi pa nahuhuli.

Gubat Ti Umili Ti Sungbat Iti Ganggannaet A Panagminas!

Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid sa PIlipinas - East Cagayan
Marso 1, 2011

Kalpasan a dinusa daytoy ti kakadua idi Disyembre, immikkat ti Unimaster Conglomeration Inc. sadiay dati a pagtaktakawan na ti batbato iti Wangag River, ili ti Gonzaga. Ditoy tayo a napaneknekan a ti laeng armado a panaglaban ti talaga a makaipatakyas kadagiti ganggannaet a minas a mangtaktakaw kadagiti nainkasigudan a kinabaknang ti pagilian tayo ken mangag-agum ti dagdaga tayo a mannalon.

CPP condemns AFP for killing of Bayan Muna activist in Bicol, denounces spread of disinformation

CPP Information Bureau
March 1, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today condemned the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the killing of Bayan Muna activist Rodel Estrallado in Bicol by elements of the 9th ID last February 25. At the same time, the CPP denounces the irresponsible spread of disinformation to cover up their crime.

Maj. Cabunoc Sinungaling

Gregorio Bañares
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Bicol
Pebrero 28, 2011

Nagkakabuhol-buhol ang paliwanag ni Maj. Harold Cabunoc ng 9th Infantry Division kung papaano pagtatakpan ang pagdukot at pagpatay ng mga pasistang militar sa sibilyang si Rodel/Elmer Estrellado ng Barangay 3, Malilipot Albay noong Pebrero 25. Pilit na isinakay sa isang sasakyan si Estrellado bandang alas-9 ng umaga at natagpuan ang bangkay nito sa Buluang, Bato, Camarines Sur noong araw ding iyon.

Kontra-insurhensyang kampanya ng Oplan Bayanihan, nagsimula nang manalasa

Ka Samuel Guerrero
Celso Minguez Command, NPA-Sorsogon
Pebrero 24, 2011

NARINIG NG MGA KASAMA SA RADYO ANG PAGSABAT NG TAGAPAGSALITA NG 49TH IB NA SI CAPT. EDGAR OBENIETA SA GINAWANG PAHAYAG NG ISANG GINANG NA BIKTIMA NG HARASMENT NG PINANINIWALAAN NILANG MGA ELEMENTO NG MILITAR. Nagkakamali si Obenieta sa kanyang akala na mapapatahimik at magugulat ng kanyang matapang na reaksyon ang mga inosenteng sibilyan na biktima ng harasment sa Bgy. San Juan Daan, Bulan at sa iba pang lugar. Natuto nang lumaban ang mamamayan lalo na kung ang kanilang mga batayang karapatan ang walang habas na niyuyurakan.

The Tio Brothers of Malita are not NPAs, so why are they being touted by the 39th IB as NPA surrenderees?

Dencio Madrigal
Valentin Palamine Command, NPA-Far South Mindanao Region
February 27, 2011

PROUD OF THEIR LIES and unaware that the barrio folks are secretly raging at them, the 39th IB of the 10th Infantry Division -- AFP has scored another "victory" in their old ploy of coercing civilians to act as NPA surrenderees. Their latest victims are Johnson Tio and Danilo Tio of Sitio Tambulang, Brgy. Danwata, Malita Davao del Sur who appeared on TV trying to air the old scripted line that "they came down from the mountains to the folds of the law because they are hungry and tired, etc."

Everybody in Malita knows that these two Kaolo farmers are ordinary barrio residents who have been peacefully living here for quite sometime and are not members of any unit of the New People's Army anywhere in Far South Mindanao.

Oplan Bayanihan, panibagong kalbaryo ng mamamayan

Ka Samuel Guerrero
Celso Minguez Command, NPA-Sorsogon
Pebrero 20, 2011

ANG MATAGUMPAY NA PAGBIGO SA OPLAN BANTAY LAYA I AT II AY TAGUMPAY NG SAMBAYANAN. Sa Sorsogon, bagamat may ilang nalagas at nadakip na mga kasama ngunit nabigo itong makawasak ni isang Larangan batay sa itinakdang layunin nito. Nagpatingkad pa sa kulay ng tagumpay na ito ang pagkalantad ng talamak na korapsyon sa AFP na nagsisilbing kalawang sa loob mismo ng institusyong militar. Pinagkakakitaan ng mga korap na heneral at ng mga amo nito tulad ng sindikatong rehimeng US-Arroyo ang bawat Oplan na inilunsad sa dikta ng imperyalismong US na sa kabilang banda ay nagdulot naman ng labis na karahasan at kahirapan sa mamamayan.

Expose the Aquino's slogan administration! Oppose the Oplan Bayanihan's anti-people intentions!

Ka Wigan Moncontad
Nona del Rosario Command - NPA-Ifugao
February 27, 2011

After Red fighters from the Nona Del Rosario Command ambushed unsuspecting elements of the 86th Infantry Battalion last 26 February, the latter is presently in despair to appear in control of the situation. The 5th Infantry Division’s statement, though, that the military entered the forested regions of mountainous Ifugao to do humanitarian work only exposes their lack of creativity, not to mention poor judgment of the situation. Recycling excuses—such as peace missions, relief operations, humanitarian reasons—makes them unimaginative. Saying that they brought carpentry tools along with their high-powered rifles, machine guns and grenade launchers because they intend to construct houses for the victims of Typhoon Juan last October makes them mentally-challenged. Such alibi just will not sell considering that collective action, or ubbo, is deeply ingrained in Ifugao culture. The people who built the famous rice terraces of Banaue do not need gun-toting strangers to build their homes for them.

NPA – Ifugao ambushes Army soldiers

Ka Wigan Moncontad
Nona del Rosario Command - NPA-Ifugao
February 27, 2011

Nona Del Rosario Command, New People’s Army – Ifugao, launched a successful ambush against the 86th Infantry Battalion yesterday, at 1030am, between the barangays of Cawayan (Asipulo) and Ambasa (Lamut). Trustworthy sources of the revolutionary movement report that as of press time, at least three soldiers were killed, four were critically wounded while some others are still missing.

Aquino's PDP, another anti-progress World Bank economic blueprint--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
February 27, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) dismissed the Aquino government's Philippine Development Plan for 2011-2016 as "another anti-progress World Bank-imposed economic blueprint that will only lead the Philippines to a deepening and worsening economic crisis."

The CPP issued this statement a day after the Philippine Development Forum (PDF) was held to discuss the PDP 2011-2016. The PDF is chaired by the Department of Finance and co-chaired by the World Bank.

CPP cautious over 18-month peace talks timeframe

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
February 27, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed caution over the 18-month timeframe set for completing the draft comprehensive agreements on the remaining items in peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

10th ID-AFP ceasefire violations further expose the sham AFP 'peace and development' mantra

Rubi Del Mundo
National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao
February 26, 2011

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Southern Mindanao refuted the AFP's preposterous claim that the New People's Army violated the ceasefire agreement during the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations last week in the light of the numerous AFP combat and psychological warfare operations in the region.

To cover-up its violations in Southern Mindanao, AFP General Headquarter's spin master head Lt. Col. Arnulfo Burgos Jr. has peddled the lie that the NPA violated the ceasefire last February 18 in Barangay Mahayag, Banaybanay in Davao Oriental. The AFP's preposterous claim is as desperate as Lt. Col. Burgos who wants to deodorize a bankrupt AFP and berdugos of the people.