NPA sa Nueva Ecija, sumalakay. Kampo ng 81IB at CAFGU, pinaulanan ng bala

Ka Alexander Guerrero
Provincial Operational Command, NPA-Nueva Ecija
16 MARCH 2012

Muli na namang sumalakay ang commando unit dito ng New People's Army (NPA) sa isang CAFGU Patrol Base sa Brgy.Burgos, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija noong gabi ng March 15. Nakahimpil doon ang mahigit isang iskwad ng 81IB na nagsisilbing Tactical Command Post (TCP) nito tuwing naglulunsad sila ng regular na combat operations sa lugar.

PKM warns Aquino, Danding of farmers’ wrath over coco levy funds

Andren Agtalon
Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid
March 17, 2012

The Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid - National Democratic Front of the Philippines (PKM-NDFP) today warned that President Aquino and his uncle, San Miguel Corporation chair Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. are about to face the wrath of small coconut farmers on the issue of multi-billion coconut levy funds.

Bloody are the hands of the leadership of the 3rd ID, PA and the 61st IB, PA in the death of a seven year-old Tumanduk girl

Jurie Guerrero
Jose Percival Estocada, Jr. Command, NPA-Central Panay
March 13, 2012

On March 11, 2012, Rodelyn Aguirre, a 7-year-old Tumanduk girl died while her 5 year old sister was severely wounded. Both were children of Divina and Roberto Aguirre of Barangay Tacayan, Tapaz, Capiz. The barrio people believed that this deplorable incident was caused by an explosive which hit and exploded in the front yard of their family home where the two children were playing. The explosive came from the elements of the 61st IB’s Charlie Company encamped at a distance of more or less 200 meters from the Aguirre home.

Look who's talking; NPA tells ANAD what cold-blooded murder means

Ka Simon Santiago
Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
16 March 2012

The arm of revolutionary justice that has compelled the implementation of capital punishment against Patrick Wineger is, in fact, light and considerate, contrary to the claims of the 6th Infantry Division-AFP and its running dog Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) partylist that the March 7 NPA action was "cold-blooded."

The highest penalty of capital punishment are reserved for the most rabid, most fascist and incorrigible criminals and people's enemy like Patrick Wineger who carried blood debts against the masses and the revolutionary forces -- who actively, consistently participated, directly and indirectly, in the armed attacks and violence against the people.

Aquino regime's adamance will be confronted with bigger protests-CPP

Information Bureau, CPP
March 16, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) hailed the nationwide protest actions against oil price increases carried out yesterday by mass organizations and alliances even as it called for bigger and broader mass actions to confront the Aquino regime's stubborn refusal to heed the people's demands to put a stop to the incessant price increases by the oil cartel.

The CPP said the protest actions which were carried out across Metro Manila and scores of other cities nationwide indicate the widespread opposition to oil price increases and the growing restiveness of the Filipino people. "More and more Filipinos are now being roused to take action. They clamor for an end to the oil deregulation law which has allowed the oil cartel free rein to oppress the Filipino people with non-stop increases in oil prices."

Lumad leader, barangay chief murdered by a terrorist gang organized and armed by the 8th IB

Ariel “Inda” Magbanwag
Ernesto "Boyboy" Roa Command - Front 6, Northcentral Mindanao Region
March 10, 2012

Barangay Captain Jimmy M. Liguyon, aged 36, barely even seated himself when he was shot dead right inside his house in Purok 2, Brgy. Dao, San Fernando, Bukidnon last March 5, about 6:30 PM.
Two men armed with high-caliber rifles— among them Aldie “Butsoy“ Salusad, leader of the terrorist New Indigenous People’s Army for Reform (NIPAR)— entered the house of Liguyon and shot him dead with a baby Armalite rifle. Three bullets hit Liguyon’s body.

NDFP condemns shooting of Hacienda Luisita farmers

NDFP International Information Office
14 March 2012

“The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) condemns the latest shooting incident against Hacienda Luisita farmers,” declared NDFP Chief Negotiator Luis Jalandoni. “Justice for Hacienda Luisita farmers and workers is a basic issue of genuine land reform, which the NDFP fights for in the peace negotiations with the Benigno Aquino government,” Jalandoni added.

CPP condemns US military "disaster intervention" in the Philippines

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
March 14, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today condemned the planned Balikatan 2012 exercises between the US military and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) scheduled to take place in April for "taking advantage of disasters and humanitarian crises to justify launching US military interventionist operations in the Philippines."

According to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), joint US-RP military exercises scheduled for next month will focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response and will be held in Metro Manila supposedly to come up with plans to address a high magnitude earthquake along the West Valley fault line. The fault line runs across Bulacan, Rodriguez, Rizal, Quezon City, Pasig, Taguig, Muntinlupa, San Pedro and Sta. Rosa in Laguna and Carmona, Cavite.

CPP expresses solidarity with protests against oil price hikes

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
March 14, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) expressed solidarity with planned protest actions to be carried out tomorrow against the constant increases in oil prices being imposed by foreign big oil companies against the Filipino people.

Democratic organizations of workers, jeepney drivers, urban poor, students, women and other sectors are planning to hold mass actions tomorrow in the face of weekly hikes in oil prices since the start of this year. Prices of disel have increased by nearly P6 per liter this year.

CPP calls for mass activities to mark upcoming NPA 43rd anniversary

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
March 13, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today urged the Filipino people and their revolutionary forces to undertake mass activities in the following weeks in preparation for celebrations of the upcoming 43rd anniversary of the New People's Army (NPA).

"There is widespread anticipation of the upcoming founding anniversary of the New People's Army as more people are drawn to the path of revolutionary armed struggle in the face of the worsening socio-economic crisis and rapid deterioration in the people's standards of living," declared the CPP.

NPA grows in strength to advance the revolution to strategic stalemate in the next five years

Ka Cecil Estrella
Roselyn Pelle Command, NPA - Negros
March 12, 2011

[Audio clip] Col. Lactao of the 303rd Bde has stated that the NPA in Northern Negros has been downgraded. He assumed the NPA has weakened in Northern Negros as a result of the intensified military operations involving troops from the 62nd IB PA, Scout Ranger Battalion, RMG 6, CAFGUs and many others. Col Lactao is ignorant on the guerrilla principle “ Evade big and strong attacks of the enemy, make the enemy blind and deaf and let him punch the air.”

NPA to AFP: Fr. Tentorio's killer, Wineger, was armed, legitimate military target by the NPA

Simon Santiago
Political Director, Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
March 12, 2012

There is a world of difference between the extra-judicial killing of Fr. Fausto "Pops" Tentorio by the AFP and the punishment of Patrick Wineger by the New People's Army.

Fr. Tentorio was a civilian, an innocent non-combatant, whose life was cut short with at least 10 bullets by the hands of assassins who were instructing upon the orders of Wineger and the AFP. Wineger was an armed military asset who conscripted and coddled indigenous peoples to become paramilitary baganis who are active in terror and counter-revolutionary abuses in the hinterlands of North Cotabato.

PAMANA program sabotages the peace process and backs all-out warPAMANA program sabotages the peace process and backs all-out war

Fr. Santiago Salas
NDFP - Eastern Visayas
March 12, 2012

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today slammed the implementation of the P50 million peso Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program in the Samar provinces as a betrayal of the peace process. "This so-called "peace and prosperity" program of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process brings nothing but cosmetic solutions," said NDF-EV spokesperson Fr. Santiago Salas. "The people are seeking social justice over landlessness, unemployment, high prices of commodities, oil and utilities, foreign control of the economy and other basic problems. Constructing roads and bridges in Western Samar and Northern Samar is merely glossing over the root causes of the armed conflict."

Make Aquino pay for his failure to hold Arroyo accountable for her crimes against the people

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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The Filipino people have lost all trust in the Aquino regime for its failure to hold Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo accountable for grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, plunder and other major crimes against the people.

The latest disappointment came last week in the form of the prosecution's decision to terminate the presentation of evidence in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona that would have proven him to be Arroyo's man in the Supreme Court. This move by Aquino's men within the prosecution panel is believed to have been made to cover up Corona's connection to the Arroyos.

Aquino covering up Corona-Arroyo connection

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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Aquino and his cohorts have been blocking efforts to present evidence at the Senate impeachment trial that would prove how Chief Justice Renato Corona has been serving his patron Gloria Arroyo.

On February 28, the 25th day of Corona's trial, the Filipino people were stunned when Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., head of the prosecution panel announced that they were terminating the presentation of evidence.

Violence erupts anew in Hacienda Luisita

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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The Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA) and the Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson (AMGL) strongly condemned renewed violence at the estate. They expressed concern that the 2004 massacre where combined forces of the military, police and the hacienda's armed guards opened fire on striking farm workers.

KMU to launch massive protests vs oil price hikes

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) will lead a massive protest action on March 15 against continued oil price hikes. According to KMU chair Elmer Labog, workers and other impoverished sectors cannot accept the weekly hikes in the prices of petroleum products and the latter's overpricing in the local market, the monopoly of big oil companies and the Aquino government's collusion with them.

CPP assails Operation Pacific Angel

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) strongly assailed the participation of American forces in Oplan Bayanihan in the Bicol region. The CPP likewise demanded the pullout of US forces in the region who are scheduled to launch Operation Pacific Angel 12-1 on March 5-10. The joint military exercise to be conducted by the 13th US Air Force is part of the US Pacific Command's civil-military operations.

NPA-Rizal thwarts attack by 16th IB

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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Red fighters under the Narciso Antazo Aramil Command (New People's Army-Rizal) repulsed attacking forces of the 16th IB on February 9, killing a PFC Agcaoili. The NPA unit was able to retreat without suffering a single casualty.

Burdensome and deceptive 4Ps in Southern Mindanao

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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The bogus and deceptive character of the US-Aquino regime's much-vaunted antipoverty scheme -- the Programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino -- is plain to see in Southern Mindanao.

In Paquibato District, Davao City, the masses are railing against the inclusion of rich peasants and small businessmen in the 4Ps list of beneficiaries while the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) list excludes poor peasants. According to National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao spokesperson Rubi del Mundo, only the DSWD identifies who the beneficiaries of the 4Ps program are.

Plan for imperialist plunder

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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Mindanao 2020 is a broad program of the US-Aquino regime that aims to pave the way for the plunder and exploitation of the wealth and people of Mindanao by foreign corporations. This was first bared to the public in November 2010 as a "development program" spanning the next two decades.

Mindanao 2020: Anti-Moro

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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A major part of Mindanao 2020 is the suppression of armed revolutions in Mindanao. The MinDA and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) are focusing on pouring funds for assisting and rehabilitating those affected by the war between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the regime's armed minions. They pay particular attention to the Cotabato basin, where rich mineral deposits are found. The regime has already allotted P718 million for this area. The implementation of the bogus anti-poverty scheme Programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino is prevalent in various communities.

Destruction by foreign mining companies in Palawan

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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The Aquino government's claims that it nurtures Palawan, its rich environment and endemic flora and fauna is a lie. In fact, practically the entire island has been laid bare to foreign mining companies.

Fisherfolk fight abusive Maritime Police

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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An abusive element of the Maritime Police was killed after he was shot by a civilian he was harrassing in Barangay Liminangcong, Taytay, Palawan on January 27.

SPO2 Jomar Manili and a certain Corpuz were together and both armed with M16 rifles and pistols when they accosted a group of fishermen coming from the pier. The Maritime Police tried to "arrest" the four fishermen. But one of them was able to shoot the policemen, killing Manili.

Progressive groups assail big mining firms

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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Hundreds of environmental activists marched towards Malacañang on March 3 to show the Aquino government their strong opposition to the policy of liberalization and foreign mining in the country. It was the opening salvo in a series of mass actions marking a stepped up nationwide campaign against destructive mining.

Family massacred in Camarines Norte

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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A peasant family was massacred in Camarines Norte while a farmer was abducted by the military in Laguna. Also among the striking cases gathered by Ang Bayan were incidents of harassment of political detainees and student journalists.

1002nd Bde protects Danding Cojuangco in Malita, Davao del Sur

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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The 1002nd Brigade of the Philippine Army serves as the protector of big bourgeois comprador Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco in Malita town, Davao del Sur. Colluding with Cojuangco in sowing terror and raking in huge amounts of money from various businesses in Malita is the town mayor Franklin Bautista.

Education for profit

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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In the coming school year (2012-2013), more than 300 private schools will be raising their tuition fees despite strong opposition from students and their parents. The fees will be raised by an average of 10-15%. Last year (2011-2012), 324 colleges and universities raised their fees by an average of P37 per unit.

Greece in the throes of debt

ANG BAYAN
7 March 2012
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A hundred thousand Greeks clashed with police and marched towards the parliament building in Athens to oppose a new round of budget cuts on social services and impending mass layoffs.

In February, the "troika" (European Commission, International Monetary Funds and European Central Bank) imposed another deadline on the Greek government to slash its budget for social services and adopt more austerity measures. In exchange for this is a 130 billion euro bailout fund that the Greek government has been requesting from the European Council (EC).