MAC-NPA hails Butuan armory raid

Rigoberto F. Sanchez

Merardo Arce Command
, NPA-Southern Mindanao
April 28, 2012

The Merardo Arce Command – Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army commends the Red fighters of the Cesar Cayon Command, Guerilla Front 4-A Operations Command-NPA for its successful April 23 company-sized special operations that seized 66 high-powered rifles and ammunitions from a private security agency for a large-scale mining company in Butuan City.

TAGUMPAY! Tambang Laban sa 86th IB, Parusa sa Kaaway ng Taumbayan!

Wigan Moncontad
NPA Ifugao (Nona del Rosario Command)
April 26, 2012

Tagumpay ng Hukbong Bayan at ng mamamayan ang pamamarusa ng Nona Del Rosario Command (NDRC), New People’s Army -- Ifugao laban sa 86th Infantry Battalion(IB) noong ika-25 ng Abril, sa Sitio Dontogto, Barangay Binablayan, Tinoc. Dalawang sasakyang-militar ang napinsala,  11 sundalo ang napatay at may ilang nasugatan mula sa tropa ng Philippine Army (PA). Nasamsam ng mga Pulang mandirigma ang 5 high-powered rifles (4 M16 armalite at 1 SAW), communications radio at iba pang gamit-militar. Sa kabilang banda, walang kaswalti sa mga nagsagawa ng taktikal na opensiba.

41st IB punished anew

Diego Wadagan, Spokesperson
Agustin Begnalen Command (NPA-Abra)
April 27, 2012

NPA units from the Procopio Tauro Front (NPA- North Abra) under the Agustin Begnalen Command  (NPA-Abra) victoriously attacked a detachment of the Charlie Coy, 41st IB, led by Lt. Totoy, and a platoon of reinforcement disguised as NPAs.

The said detachment is located at Sitio Bantugo, Poblacion Lacub, Abra, right beside the Poblacion Lacub Elementary School, and surrounded by about 15 houses in a productive riceland area.  The detachment is supposedly the Lacub Municipal Police Station, unmanned, abandoned, and now occupied by the 41st IB.  Earlier, units of the 41st IB used to encamp at the heart of Poblacion Lacub, but were pushed out by people’s protests because of public disturbance, drunkenness and indiscriminate firing.

Balikatan 2012 further trampled on Philippine sovereignty--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
April 27, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said the ten-day Balikatan 2012 military exercises conducted by the US military with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in various parts of the country "has further strengthened the US' foothold in the Philippines and resulted in the further abasement of Philippine sovereignty."

5 high-powered firearms seized in Ifugao

Wigan Moncontad
Nona del Rosario Command (NPA Ifugao)
25 April 2012

Spot report

At least five high-powered firearms were seized by the New People's Army in an ambush carried out the other day in Tinoc, Ifugao. Arms seized from the enemy include 4 M-16 rifle and a Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), 1 Harris Radio Transceiver and bullets.

The ambuscade was carried out by a unit of the NPA in Ifugao against the forces of the 8th IBPA aboard three six-by-six trucks at Sitio Dontogto, Bo. Binablayan, Tinoc, Ifugao last April 25 at 8:40 am. The troops came from a turn-over ceremony of the B Coy at Tinoy and were on their way back to their Battalion Headquarters in Tiger Hill, Kiangan, Ifugao.

ANG BAYAN: 21 April 2012

Editorial: Intensify the workers' and people's anti-imperialist struggles

20120421en In the face of the relentless and prolonged crisis of the international capitalist system, the imperialist countries have stepped up the exploitation and oppression of the workers and the people, especially in neocolonial countries like the Philippines. The ruling reactionary regime has become even more subservient to the dictates of US imperialism, the International Monetary Fund and foreign monopoly corporations as the crisis of the ruling system worsens. The Aquino regime avidly implements...

Kasamang Rechel at Rodel: Mga martir ng manggagawa at sambayanan

Fortunato Magtanggol
Southern Tagalog Chapter (RCTU)
April 26, 2012

Logo.rctuIpinanganak si Rechel Tanteo noong Agosto 24, 1979 sa Mabato, Catanduanes. Panganay siya sa dalawang magkapatid. Sa kahirapan ng buhay, lumuwas na siya ng Maynila upang makapaghanap ng trabaho nang makapagtapos ng hayskul noong 1995. Pansamantala siyang nag-aral ng computer secretarial sa AMA sa Diliman, Quezon City subalit hindi niya natapos ang kurso sa pangangailangang agad na makapaghanap ng ikabubuhay.

NPA calls on youth to turn vigor into revolutionary fighting spirit and to participate in the armed struggle

Ka Karlos Manuel
Efren Martires Command, NPA-Eastern Visayas
Abril 26, 2012

The Efren Martires Command of the New People's Army in Eastern Visayas today praised the vigor of the youth and urged them to maximize their potential through revolutionary fighting spirit in the armed struggle. "In celebration of the 39th anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the NPA as an allied organization of the NDFP urges the youth to serve the people and the revolution," said Ka Karlos Manuel, EMC spokesperson. "Our youth have the intelligence, creativity, receptiveness to progressive ideas, enthusiasm and determination to transform the present society. But under the US-Aquino regime, they are pushed to worsening exploitation and oppression. Only by embracing the armed struggle and overthrowing the reactionary ruling system can the youth attain their dreams and aspirations."

Pagkondena sa mga Serye ng Demolisyon sa Kalakhang Maynila

Francisco de Jesus (Ka Kiko)
Kabataang Makabayan- Manila
Abril 26, 2012

Ganap na ikinokondena ng rebolusyonaryong pangkat na Kabataang Makabayan (KM) ang serye ng mga hindi-makatao at hindi maka-masang mga demolisyon ng mga tahanan na kung saan lubhang apektado ang maraming pamilyang maralitang-lungsod sa kalakhang Maynila nitong mga nakaraang araw na lubhang naglalantad ng tunay na kulay ng rehimeng US-Aquino at sa mga galamay nitong mga dayuhang kapitalista at maging sa mga bumubuo ng huwad na pamahalaang mapag-linlang: mapag-linlang lalo’t higit sa masa na patuloy nitong binubusabos.

CPP congratulates NPA for seizing 66 weapons in Butuan raid

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
April 25, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) congratulates the Red fighters and commanders of the New People’s Army Front under Front 4 under the NPA North Central Mindanao Command for seizing 66 (not 50, as earlier reported) assorted high-powered firearms in a successful raid on Sunday evening of an arms storage facility being maintained by a security agency in Butuan City. The caché of firearms seized by the NPA is composed mostly of AK-47 assault rifles, several sniper rifles and hand pistols.

Mabuhay ang Ika-39 na Anibersaryo ng NDFP! Manggagawa at maralita, sumapi sa NPA!

Ipinagdiriwang naming mga rebolusyonaryong manggagawa ang ika-39 anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines o NDFP!

Ang NDFP ay ang alyansa ng mga rebolusyonaryong organisasyon ng iba’t ibang uri at sektor ng lipunan. Isinusulong nito ang pagtapos sa kahirapan, kagutuman, pagsasamantala, at pang-aapi na dinaranas ng nakakarami sa ating bansa. Sinusuportahan nito ang armadong pakikibakang isinusulong ng miyembro nitong New People’s Army o NPA, ang tunay na hukbo ng sambayanang Pilipino.

66 various firearms confiscated by the NPA in Butuan City

Ka  Allan Juanito
Julito Tiro Command, NPA-Northcentral Mindanao Region
25 April 2011

The Julito Tiro Command congratulates the operating unit  of the Cesar Cayon Command in Agusan del Norte for the successful raid of  the “Earth Saver” Security Agency in Arujville Subd., Butuan City on April 23, 2012, at 8 pm.

Seized during the surprise raid are 66 firearms of various caliber  – 46 AK-47s, 3 M14 sniper rifles, 10 automatic shotguns, 7 pistols and several magazines, ammunition and other items of military value.

Rebolusyonaryong Pagpupugay kay Dominador “Ka Tonton” Madriñan, Bayani ng Uring Manggagawa at Sambayanang Pilipino


Ang hanay ng rebolusyonaryong manggagawa sa ilalim ng Revolutionary Council of Trade Unions – National Democratic Front of the Philippines ay taas-kamaong nagpupugay kay Kasamang Dominador “Ka Tonton” Madriñan na ngayon ay ating inihahanay sa libo-libong mga martir at bayani ng uring manggagawa at sambayanang Pilipino.

Celebrate 39 Years of Struggle for National Democracy with Fierce Resistance Against US Imperialism and the Anti-National and Anti-People Policies of the Puppet Aquino Regime!


Patnubay de Guia
NDF - Southern Tagalog
April 24, 2012


We see our country under foreign control and being run by an inept and incompetent government. On the other hand, we see the unity and struggle of our people wielding enormous power. We see war being waged against that foreign control and reactionary government. We see and anticipate victory and we firmly hold onto our arms until our land achieve genuine freedom, independence and peace.

Pagbati para sa 39 na Taon ng Rebolusyonaryong Tradisyon ng NDF

Francisco de Jesus (Ka Kiko)
Manila Chapter (KM)
April 25, 2012

Logo.kmNais iparating ng progresibo’t rebolusyonaryong pangkat ng masang kabataan na KM ang pinakamataas na pagpupugay sa National Democratic Front of the Philippines, na sangay ng Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP-NDF), sa pag-alala sa araw ng pagkakatatag nito noong Abril 25, 1973 bilang pambansang prente ng bayan na nakikibaka para sa pambansang demokrasya.


Itinuturing ng KM na mayaman ang ambag ng NDF sa rebolusyonaryong tradisyon, at sa pagpapatuloy nito sa rebolusyonaryong mga gawain na nagpapaigting sa panawagan sa mga progresibong mamamayan na makabayan upang tumungo sa kanayunan- sa tunay na pinaka-mainam at estratehikong lugar upang ilunsad ang digmaang bayan.


Sana’y ipagyaman at ipagbunyi sila ng masa- ang tunay nilang pinaglilingkuran ng buong puso, buhay man ang ialay!


Sa kabataan, tumungo na sa kanayunan! Sumapi na sa New People’s Army, at isulong natin ang tunay na pambansang demokrasya sa pinakamainam na kasagutan: rebolusyon, digmang bayan!


VIVA CPP-NPA-NDF!

Red Salute to the 39th Year of National Democratic Front of the Philippines Advance Our Struggle Towards National and Social Liberation

Veronica Makabayan
MAKIBAKA-TK
April 24, 2012

MakabayangKilusan ngBagongKababaihan of Southern Tagalog would like to express its high revolutionary greetings to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, celebrating its 39th year of establishment and continued perseverance in building a broad front against imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism.

Intensify the workers' and people's anti-imperialist struggles

Editorial
Ang Bayan
April 21, 2012

In the face of the relentless and prolonged crisis of the international capitalist system, the imperialist countries have stepped up the exploitation and oppression of the workers and the people,. especially in neocolonial countries like the Philippines.

The ruling reactionary regime has become even more subservient to the dictates of US imperialism, the International Monetary Fund and foreign monopoly corporations as the crisis of the ruling system worsens.

Stop imperialist global plunder, and save mother earth!

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
NDFP-Mindanao
April 22, 2012

Today, the 22nd of April, as the world commemorates Earth Day, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao wishes to renew its unwavering commitment in the struggle to save and to defend our one and only planet Earth. But sad to say that today, the survival of our generation and the generations thereafter is seriously threatened by the seemingly unstoppable destruction of the habitat of the human race.

Broaden our ranks and advance the revolutionary armed struggle against US imperialism and the Aquino regime

Fr. Santiago Salas, Spokesperson
National Democratic Front of the Philippines - Eastern Visayas\
April 24, 2012

In celebrating the 39th founding anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines this April 24, the NDFP-Eastern Visayas today calls for the broadening of the revolutionary united front and the advancement of the armed struggle against US imperialism and the Aquino regime. The people's war is a just war in fighting to overthrow the reactionary ruling system and attain national and social liberation. Only by winning the national democratic revolution can the people hope for a better future.

Statement of the Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM) on the 39th anniversary of the National Democratic Front

Andres Agtalon
Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid
April 24, 2012

The Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM) and all the toiling masses in the countryside celebrate with joy the 39th anniversary of the National Democratic Front (NDF).  The whole membership of the PKM and the Filipino peasantry firmly unite with all allied organizations of the NDF in celebrating this important occasion.

Pagkondena sa karahasan ng estado laban sa mamayan ng Silverio at maralita

Ma. Laya Guerrero
Kabataang Makabayan
April 24, 2012

Pinakamariing pagkondena ang ipinapaaabot ng Kabataang Makabayan (KM) sa naganap na marahas na demolisyon sa Silverio Compound kaninang umaga ng Abril 23, 2012. Nakakangalit ang pagkamatay  ng isang residente na si Arnel Leonor Tolentino, 21 taong gulang habang matapang na sumasalag sa atake ng mga mersenaryong pulis Paranaque. Ilan pang mga sugatan ang hindi natatagpuan ng mga residente magpasanggan ngayon, samantalang mahigit 30 ang sinaktan at inaresto ng mga pulis. 

Set sights on intensifying the people's anti-imperialist and democratic struggles as we mark the 39th anniversary of the NDFP

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)
April 24, 2012

The entire leadership and membership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and Red fighters and commanders of the New People's Army (NPA) extend their warm revolutionary greetings to the allied organizations of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as it marks its founding anniversary.

Ipagtanggol ang Lupang Ninuno, Kabuhayan, Karapatan at Likas ng Kayamanan!

Simon “Ka Filiw” Naogsan, Spokesperson
Cordillera People’s Democratic Front
20 April 2012

(Pahayag ng Cordillera People's Democratic Front sa Araw ng Cordillera)

Taas-kamaong bumabati ang Cordillera People’s Democratic Front sa libu-libong mamamayang lumalahok sa mga pagdiriwang ng ika-28 taon ng Cordillera Day sa iba’t ibang probinsya at syudad sa loob at labas ng bansa.

Tunay ngang makasaysayan ang araw na ito sa paggunita ng madilim na araw ng pagpaslang kay Ama Macliing Dulag sa kamay ng mga berdugong militar noong Abril 22, 1980 at ng mga sumunod pang martir ng Cordillera. Maningning ang kabayanihang ipinamalas ng mga elders na nag-alay ng buhay para sa pakikibaka, kabilang na sina Ama Luciano Lumbaya, Ama Maneksek Mangatam, Ama Daniel Ngayaan, Ama Manzano Domin-eng, Marcelo Fakilang, Fabian Beswilan at mga sumunod pa.

Aquino, Henry Sy's hands drip with blood over Parañaque demolition--CPP

Communist Party of the Philippines
April 23, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemned in the strongest possible terms the Aquino government and its armed police, as well as the Parañaque local government and Henry Sy of the SM group for the violent demolition operations this morning at the Silverio Compound along Sucat, Parañaque, which resulted in the killing of at least three residents and the arrest and injury of scores of others.

News footages show at least five elements of the PNP-SWAT armed with M16 rifles firing directly at the residents’ barricade. Scores of bloodied protesters were being picked up, truncheoned and manhandled by arresting police officers even as they were already handcuffed. Policemen were shown trying to shield their fellow officers from being caught on camera as they beat up arrested protesters.

Aquino, US provoking South China Sea conflicts--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
April 23, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) lambasted the Aquino and US governments for provoking conflicts in the South China Sea for the past two years by “issuing bellicose anti-China statements, conducting naval manuevers and power projection operations right next to the disputed areas and increasing US military presence in the Philippines.“

Persevere in advancing the NDFP 12-Point Program, the only viable alternative to the anti-people program of the US-Aquino regime

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
NDFP-Mindanao
24 April 2012

On the occasion of the 39th founding anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), today April 24, the NDFP-Mindanao congratulates all the revolutionary organizations and personalities under the NDFP umbrella organization for their revolutionary victories. We honor our revolutionary martyrs who unselfishly offered their lives for the highest interest of the Filipino people. 

Nationwide, there are now 17 revolutionary organizations under the NDFP that include the Communist Party of Philippines (CPP) and the New People's Army (NPA). This united front organization strongly supports our protracted people's war that is now in the later part of the strategic defensive stage and advancing towards the strategic stalemate stage. Mindanao is marching in step with the overall advance of the people's war nationwide.

As we celebrate the 39th anniversary of the NDFP, it is most timely to put forward once again the NDFP 12-Point Program, and give a brief appraisal of its level of development in Mindanao:  

1. Unite the people for the overthrow of the semicolonial and semifeudal system through a people's war and for the completion of the national democratic revolution.  Under the correct political guidance of the Communist Party of the Philippines, we have already established the basic alliance of the workers and peasants; the progressive alliance that includes the middle class; and the patriotic alliance that includes the left wing of the upper class. In Mindanao, our political influence is fast expanding, with a mass base numbering more than a million of the population, hundreds of thousands of which are directly under the different revolutionary organizations.

2. Establish a people's democratic republic and a democratic coalition government. In Mindanao, we have already established organs of political power in many barangays, including a few section or municipal levels, functioning as a real people's government.  In the formative stage of the local revolutionary government, the Party branches and mass organizations exercise some interim governmental functions.

3. Build the people's revolutionary army and the people's defense system. In Mindanao, we have already established 42 company and platoon-sized fronts, and thousands of local People's militia and self-defense corps.  In the last 16 months, these have launched more than 600 tactical offensives, and annihilated a total of over a battalion of enemy troops.

4. Uphold and promote the people's democratic rights. The revolutionary armed struggle and mass movement in Mindanao focus against the brutal "Oplan Bayanihan" suppression campaign of the US-Aquino regime and against those multi-national companies that prevent the people from realizing their aspiration for agrarian reform and national industrialization.

5. Terminate all unequal relations with the United States and other foreign entities. These one-sided agreements, such as the onerous policies imposed by the IMF-World Bank, the Mutual Defense Treaty, the Mining Act of 1995 that allows 100% foreign ownership, and others, must be scrapped.

6. Implement genuine agrarian reform, promote agricultural cooperation, raise rural production and employment through the modernization of agriculture and rural industrialization and ensure agricultural sustainability. In Mindanao, more than one million peasants have already benefited from the victories of our minimum and maximum land reform program in the countryside, and these victories are expanding faster in other areas.

7. Break the combined dominance of the U.S. and other imperialists, big compradors and landlords over the economy. Carry out national industrialization and build an independent and self-reliant economy. In Mindanao, we are gradually establishing a self-reliant economy in our base areas. We have launched punitive actions against plundering and environmentally destructive large-scale mining, logging and agri-business companies of the imperialist and their local lackeys.  These are mainly raw material extracting companies that block national industrialization, and are land monopolists preventing the implementation of genuine land reform.

8. Adopt a comprehensive and progressive social policy. In Mindanao, education, health, production, and other social services are top priorities in our base areas.

9. Promote a national, scientific and pro-people culture. Along this line, we are launching campaigns for literacy, education, cultural and other such activities.  We have eradicated the problem of illegal drugs and other anti-social activities in our base areas.

10. Uphold the rights to self-determination and democracy of the Moro people, Cordillera peoples, Lumads and other national minorities or indigenous peoples. In Mindanao, we have established the Moro Resistance Liberation Organization (MRLO) and the Revolutionary Organization of the Lumad (ROL).  We reiterate our commitment and extend our support to the MILF and other Moro revolutionaries in their struggle for the right to self-determination.

11. Advance the revolutionary emancipation of women in all spheres. In more than 2,000 barrios and in urban communities in Mindanao, we can find women involved in the struggle for their social emancipation. They are the members of MAKIBAKA, the revolutionary organization of women; many of them are heads of territorial Party committees, political officers of NPA units, Red Fighters and those performing other revolutionary tasks.

12. Adopt an active, independent and peaceful foreign policy. We are at the forefront in the world-wide struggle against imperialist domination and oppression. The US-sponsored Balikatan exercises and China's incursion in the West Philippine Sea are clear cases of foreign intervention worthy of our condemnation.

Thus, on the occasion of the 39th NDFP founding anniversary we call on all the people of Mindanao and the whole country to rally around the NDFP 12-Point Program; unite, support and advance the people's war against imperialism and its local puppet; and, achieve national liberation and genuine democracy.#

Global landgrab in Far South Mindanao means landlessness for the peasants and a serious threat to food security

Ka Efren
NDF - Far South Mindanao
22 April 2012

In line with our commitment to defend the people and protect the environment, the NDF-FSMR expresses its utmost concern on the aggressive and unbridled expansion of the export crop industries on the rich agricultural areas of Far South Mindanao Region. This expansion is very detrimental to thousands of farmers and lumads who are losing their lands and livelihood, and as a consequence will exacerbate the food crisis we are experiencing now and especially in the years to come.

Three soldiers killed, 2 wounded, in NPA's command-detonated explosion in Marilog; serves as a strong warning


Tano Paragas

Guerrilla Front 56, Operations Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
April 22, 2012

Red fighters from the Guerilla Front 56 Operations Command of the New People's Army hit two military vehicles belonging to the 84th Infantry Battalion April 19 at around 5:50 pm in New Upian, Barangay Marilog, Marilog District, Davao City. Command-detonated explosives damaged the vehicles, killed three soldiers and wounded two others. The Army was quick to conceal from public the three fatalities to downplay the NPA's successful offensive.

Armed struggle of the NPA and the people is a Just war

Frank Fernandez
NDF - Negros
April 22, 2012

The CPP-NPA and the NDF are engaged in a just revolutionary war. The justness of this revolutionary war addresses the fundamental interests of the people especially the workers and the peasants who have long aspired for freedom and democracy, true development and a just and enduring peace.