The People are Fighting Back against Mining in Northeast Cagayan

Salvador del Pueblo
NDF - Cagayan Valley
March 19, 2011

More than 4,000 people, mostly peasants, went out of their homes to take part in what has been the largest protest rally ever held in Gonzaga and Sta. Teresita, Cagayan today, March 19, 2011. They are denouncing the plunder of Taiwanese mining companies Lianxing and Huaxia.

Among those who protested were farmers from the barangays of Cabambanan Norte, Camabmbanan Sur, Maguing, Isca, Flouridhing, Progressive, Smart, Paradise, Batangan, Calayan, Minanga, Callao, Tapel, Rebecca, Baua, Sta. Cruz, San Jose, Cabiraoan and Pateng, Gonzaga; and Barangay Mission and Dungeg, Sta. teresita.

PNP-RMG, inambus ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan!

Rubio Manggubat
Sergio Lobina Command, NPA-Eastern Samar
Marso 18, 2011

Inambus ng mga Pulang Mandirigma ng Sergio Lobina Command - Eastern Samar sa ilalim ng Efren Martires Command - Eastern Visayas ang nagpapatrulyang mga elemento ng 3rd Maneuver Platoon-Regional Mobile Group-PNP na lulan ng mga motorsiklo sa kahabaan ng kalsada ng Brgy. Tangbo, Arteche, Eastern Samar nitong ika-26 ng Pebrero, 2011, bandang alas-onse ng umaga. Agad na namatay si Police Inspector Al Llanza Tantiado at malubhang nasugatan ang tatlo pa matapos pasabugan ng command-detonated na eksplosibo at paulanan ng mga bala ng mga pulang mandirigma. Nakaligtas sa ambus si PO1 Portajada at agad niyang isinurender ang kanyang armas. Ligtas siyang pinauwi ng mga pulang mandirigma. Nakumpiska sa labanan ang tatlong ripleng M16, isang ripleng M14, dalawang kalibre .45 at isang .9mm na pistola, mga bala at iba pang gamit-militar.

Sison challenges Aquino regime to accept NDFP proposal for alliance and truce

Prof. Jose Ma. Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
March 18, 2011

Interview by Diana Lhyd Suelto
Mindanao Daily Mirror

Earlier in a press conference Alexander Padilla, GRP chief negotiator, raised some points regarding the peace talks between the GRP and NDF. I would like to get your comment..

1. The NDF refused to agree to a ceasefire while the joint monitoring committee is being convened in Manila.

Sison Reply: The NDFP does not agree with the GPH in preconditioning with ceasefire every formal meeting of the GPH and NDFP negotiating panels and even of the committees at the subpanel level because the repeated ceasefires seek to undermine the revolutionary will of the people and the revolutionary forces, impose capitulation and pacification on the NDFP and lay aside the need to address the roots of the armed conflict through basic social, economic and political reforms.

Sison to GPH: Sign a concise agreement with the NDFP for alliance and truce in order to complete the National Democratic Revolution of the Filipino Pe

Prof. Jose Ma. Sison
NDFP-Chief Political Consultant
March 18, 2011

Interview by Jeffrey Tupas
Davao Correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

1. Padilla said the NDFP panel refused to agree to their request for a declaration of ceasefire while the joint monitoring committee is being convened in Manilla. He said it would be ridiculous if the team is convened in Manila while there is a "shooting war."

Disinformation campaign by 8th ID is anti-peace, incites political killings

CPP Information Bureau
March 18, 2011

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today said the 8th Infantry Division is sabotaging the efforts for a just and lasting peace by covering up its human rights violations and threatening progressive activists. "The 8th ID recently violated international humanitarian law twice," said NDF-EV spokesperson Fr. Santiago Salas. "First, its 14th Infantry Battalion harassed two minors in a military operation at Brgy. Huknan, Giporlos, Eastern Samar. Second, the Civil-Military Operations Battalion of the 8th ID accused human rights group Katungod as a "communist front" for exposing the earlier violation and many more previously. In both instances, the military is clearly threatening civilians not involved in the armed conflict, which is prohibited under international humanitarian law."

Justice for the victims of the Jabidah massacre! Advance the Moro people's struggle for genuine self-determination!

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
March 18, 2011

The NDFP -- Mindanao joins our brethren Moro and the rest of the Filipino people in remembering the mass execution on 18 March 1968 of young Moro and non-Moro military recruits trained for then Dictator Marcos's mad ambition to invade the island of Sabah, Malaysia, known today as the infamous Jabidah massacre.

This slaughter of Moro soldier-trainees who were led to believe that obedience to the whim of a dictator amounted to 'nationalism' was the precursor of the Moro people's revolutionary struggle that sparked the creation of its revolutionary armed force, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and, later, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

NPA coordinated 7-day strikes yield 25 enemy casualties in Southern Mindanao vs AFP's anti-people Oplan 'Bayanihan'

Rigoberto F. Sanchez
Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
March 17, 2011

Guerilla fronts of the New People's Army across the Davao del Norte-Compostela Valley Province-Agusan del Sur hinterlands launched coordinated attacks against enemy forces March 9 to 15. Eight NPA engagements resulted in 25 enemy casualties: seven enemy combatants killed and 18 wounded.

Marauding soldiers guarding the SMI-Xstrata mining areas hit in a series of sniping operations by combined forces of Red Fighters and Milisyang Bayan

Macario Dilaab
Mt Alip Command, NPA-Far South Mindanao Region
March 14, 2011

The 27th IB and 39th IB who have been zealously guarding the mining areas of Xstrata-SMI and its peripheries have suffered casualties in a series of sniping operations conducted by the combined force of Red fighters and Milisyang Bayan of the New People's Army under the Mt. Alip Operations Command in Davao del Sur and in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat.

10th ID-AFP combat ops disguised as PDOP suffers 15 casualties, Army Lieutenant killed; another Special Forces officer hit by NPA sniper

Ka Marcella Valiente
Armando Dumandan Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
March 13, 2011

Red fighters of the Armando Dumandan Command-Front 33 Operations Command of the New People's Army in Southern Mindanao inflict several casualties on 10th ID-AFP troops engaged in combat operations disguised as peace and development outreach programs. The March 11 and 13 NPA actions in Compostela Valley Province hit the 10th ID-AFP combat troops resulting in at least 15 enemy casualties, with four killed including a company commander.

Cols Sumagaysay and Gubat are good spinners of lies

CPP Information Bureau
March 13, 2011

The Roslyn Pelle Command (RPC), NPA Northern Negros laughed off the wild stories of the AFP particularly that of 303rd Commander Col. Jonas Sumagaysay and Col Gubat about NPA units in mis-encounters. Sumagaysay claimed that there were several dead and wounded NPA red fighters as a result of the "skirmishes".

Ka Cecille Estrella, spokesman of the RPC countered that it was NOT and NPA mis-encounter but an AFP mis-encounter in Cambayobo, Calatrava last Jan 28. Local residents saw several dead bodies wearing combat boots being boarded to a military truck. Later an NPA local unit confirmed there were 15 dead enemy soldiers as a result of their mis-encounter. The AFP losing in the battlefield was quick in spinning lies and claim that it was the NPA on the run that has fought each other by mistake.