Brutalidad sa likod ng mga pasiklab


Editoryal
Ang Bayan
Disyembre 7, 2012

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Dalawang linggo bago ang paggunita ng International Human Rights Day, muling nagpasiklab si Benigno Aquino III nang buuin niya nitong Nobyembre 27 ang isang inter-agency committee (IAC). Aasikaso raw ito sa mga kaso ng ekstrahudisyal na pamamaslang, pagdukot, tortyur at iba pang anyo ng paglabag sa karapatang-tao, partikular sa mga kaso ng nakaraang rehimen.

Ang pagkakabuo ng superbody na ito ay isang desperadong hakbang para takpan ang pananagutan ng kanyang rehimen sa lumalalang mga paglabag sa karapatang-tao sa bansa. Ginagamit ito ni Aquino para isalba ang kanyang kredibilidad sa usapin ng karapatang-tao sa harap ng malawak na pang-aabuso at brutalidad ng mga armadong tauhan ng estado.

Dahil kabilang sa IAC ang mga hepe ng AFP at PNP, tiyak nawala itong ibang patutunguhan kundi ang pag-abswelto sa mga upisyal ng militar at pulisya na sangkot sa mga kaso ng paglabag sa karapatang-tao. Wala itong pinagkaiba sa Task Force on Political Violence ng rehimeng Arroyo, na binuo noong 2007 sa kasagsagan ng mga paglabag sa karapatang-tao.

CPP condemns killing of elderly couple in Isabela


Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
December 06, 2012

(This statement was updated from the earlier one released yesterday in order to include details of the incident resulting from the Fact Finding Mission carried out by human rights group Karapatan. The earlier statement was based on initial reports provided by the National Democratic Front (NDF)-Cagayan Valley.)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people in condemning in the strongest terms possible the fascist troops of the 86th Infantry Battalion for carrying out the heinous murder of elderly couple Vicente and Rosario Valenzuela in Sitio Calabbagin, Barangay San Miguel, Echague, Isabela in the early morning hours of November 23.

Mag-asawang matanda, pinaslang ng mga tropa ng 86th IB sa Isabela


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NDF-Cagayan Valley (Northeast Luzon)
December 05, 2012
Lubos na nahubaran ang mga pagpapanggap ng 5th Infantry Division ng Philippine Army na ito daw ay tagapagtaguyod na ng mga karapatang tao at sumusunod sa “rules of engagement” nang pagbabarilin ng mga tropa ng Alpha Company ng 86th Infantry Battalion sa pamumuno ng isang 2nd Lt. Bernardino ang dalawang matandang mag-asawa sa sitio Calatbagin, Brgy San Miguel, Echague, Isabela noong alas tres ng madaling araw ng Nobyembre 23.

NDF calls for relief, rehabilitation for Pablo victims

Rubi Del Mundo
NDFP-Southern Mindanao
December 6, 2012

The National Democratic Front Southern Mindanao commiserates with the victims of supertyphoon Pablo and calls for the massive rescue, relief and rehabilitation assistance to the more than 160,000 people affected by the December 4 tragedy. The NDF has also urged its allied revolutionary organizations to raise funds, seek donations and contributions for the victims.

CPP condoles with victims of Pablo

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Communist Party of the Philippines
December 06, 2012
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today issued the following statement:

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and all revolutionary forces express their deepest sympathies for the hundreds of thousands of victims of the recent tropical storm Pablo. Among the hardest hit by the strong winds, rains and resulting floods are the poor peasants especially in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, as well as others in Southern, Northcentral and Northeastern Mindanao, and Leyte, Cebu and southern Negros who lost their homes and livelihood.

CPP condemns Isabela massacre of elderly couple

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

December 06, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people in condemning in the strongest terms possible the fascist troops of the 86th Infantry Battalion for carrying out the heinous murder of elderly couple Vicente and Rosario Valenzuela in Sitio Calatbagin, Barangay San Miguel, Echague, Isabela in the early morning hours of November 23.

Mag-asawang matanda, pinaslang ng mga tropa ng 86th IB sa Isabela


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NDF-Cagayan Valley (Northeast Luzon)
December 05, 2012
 
Lubos na nahubaran ang mga pagpapanggap ng 5th Infantry Division ng Philippine Army na ito daw ay tagapagtaguyod na ng mga karapatang tao at sumusunod sa “rules of engagement” nang pagbabarilin ng mga tropa ng Alpha Company ng 86th Infantry Battalion sa pamumuno ng isang 2nd Lt. Bernardino ang dalawang matandang mag-asawa sa sitio Calatbagin, Brgy San Miguel, Echague, Isabela noong alas tres ng madaling araw ng Nobyembre 23.

Matatagumpay na taktikal na opensiba sa Isabela

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NPA Cagayan Valley (Northeast Luzon) 
(Fortunato Camus Command)
December 05, 2012
 
Pinalalabas ng mga opisyal ng 5th Infantry Division ng Philippine Army na ang naganap na tambang ng NPA sa mga tropa nila sa Mabbayad, Echague, Isabela noong Nobyembre 17 ang pangalawa sa dinanas nilang pagkatalo sa hilagang Luzon nitong 2012. Pinakamatindi diumano nilang pagkatalo ang tambang ng NPA sa mga pasistang tropa sa Tinoc, Ifugao noong Abril, na kung saan nasawi ang 11 tauhan ng 85th Infantry Battalion.

Aquino's "economic growth" stats are nothing but spasms of a moribund economic system


Communist Party of the Philippines
December 05, 2012

The current chief executive officer of the moribund Philippine semicolonial and semifeudal system, Benigno Aquino III, is thumping his chest, proud of the 7.1% third quarter growth in the Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) reported by his technocrats last November 28.

Amid the worsening socio-economic conditions of the people, Aquino is working hard to make the people believe that his promise of so-called "inclusive growth" is just around the corner in hopes of placating the people's anger and staving off their resistance. Aquino's growth statistics, however, fall flat in raising the people's enthusiasm. There is zero indication of an economic u-turn.

NPA ambush punishes 78th IB for human rights violations

National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Eastern Visayas
December 4, 2012

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today commended the Mt. Amandewin Command for a successful ambush on 78th IB troops last Nov. 30 in Albuera, Leyte. “The NPA ambush on Bonifacio Day is a symbolic victory showing the revolution continues and disproves the 8th Infantry Division's announcement that the NPA is finished in Leyte,” said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. “According to the latest report from the Mt. Amandewin Command, six 78th IB soldiers were killed in action, not just one, identified in media reports as Pfc. Richard Abines. Other soldiers were also wounded in action. The fascist troops were returning to their camp onboard a 6x6 truck after military operations in Brgy. Liberty, Ormoc City, when they were ambushed by the Red fighters in Sitio Calingatnan, Brgy. San Pedro, Albuera.”

NPA thwarts fascist Army brigade-wide clearing operation for Japanese banana firm in Magpet

Isabel Santiago
Herminio Alfonso Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
December 4, 2012

The Guerilla Front 53 Herminio Alfonso Operations Command staved off a platoon of the 57th Infantry Battalion in a counter-defensive ambush that killed one fascist troop and wounded several others, December 3, 11:40 am at Mt. Makaindos, Brgy. Amabel, Magpet, North Cotabato.  After the hour-long battle, the AFP troops fled and left on the scene their medical supplies; later their casualties were met by four ambulance units at Brgy. Amabel. It was the second counter-defensive NPA action after its November 26 encounter with members of the 10th Special Forces Company (SFC)-Philippine Army. Three AFP troops were killed and six others wounded in that earlier battle which lasted for about 30 minutes at 9:30 in the morning, contrary to the military's propaganda of no reported casualties. 

On the 10th ID-Phil Army's Alsa Lumad Campaign

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Simon Santiago, Political Director
NPA Southern Mindanao (Merardo Arce Command)
December 03, 2012
 
The 10th Infantry Division-Eastern Mindanao Command AFP has instigated Matigsalog tribal chieftains Datu Balaw Esdang and Datu Trecio in a blatant attempt to resurrect the notorious paramilitary Alsa Lumad in Paquibato and Marilog districts, Davao City. Both Datus peddled the outrageous lie that they were harassed, threatened to be killed by Ka Parago and the New People’s Army’s 1st Pulang Bagani Company, thus forcing them to flee from sitio Alon and Km 23 in Brgy. Malabog in Paquibato district.

Human rights "superbody" ni Aquino, binatikos ng PKP na pakulo lamang

Kawanihan sa Impormasyon
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas

Disyembre 01, 2012

Translation of "CPP blasts Aquino's human rights "superbody" as publicity gimmick"

Minaliit ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas ang pagbubuo ng rehimeng Aquino ng tinaguriang "human rights superbody" na anito'y "walang iba kundi isang pakulo lamang para palabasing seryoso ito sa pagtatanggol sa karapatang-tao habang patuloy na ang mga armadong ahente ng estado sa walang-habas at papalupit na paglapastangan sa karapatang-tao."

2 fascist soldiers killed in an encounter with the NPA

Ka Tipon Gil-ayab
Lejo Cawilan Command, NPA - Kalinga
December 2, 2012

At 9 o’clock in the morning of November 30, an encounter ensued in Inumbog, Bagtayan, Pasil between two platoon-sized columns of the anti-people Philippine Army from the 21st IB and an undersized platoon of the NPA.  Instantly killed were two fascist soldiers.  Immediately after, the NPA retreated to a safe place without any casualty.  In the afternoon of the same day, two helicopters dropped bombs indiscriminately in the forest areas between Inumbog, Bagtayan, Pasil and Gaang, Talalang, Balbalan.