Two fascist soldiers killed and one wounded in Apatan, Pinukpuk, Kalinga

Ka Tipon Gil-ayab
Lejo Cawilan Command - NPA-Kalinga
April 8, 2013

The Lejo Cawilan Command warmly congratulates the Marcial Daggay Front, its Red Commanders and Red Fighters, in outmaneuvering one platoon of the fascist troops in an encounter yesterday at exactly 9 A.M. in Mount Koldingon in Sitio Tamiing, Barangay Apatan, Pinukpuk.  The firefight resulted in the death of 2 reactionary Philippine army and the wounding of another one.  With no casualty, the NPA team retreated safely.

On the 3rd week of March, 2013, a turn-over  ceremony was held at HQ of the 501st IBde at Calanan, Tabuk.  The 17th IB and the 21st IB swapped areas of responsibility, the former now assigned to Kalinga and the latter has been transferred to the province of Cagayan.  Right after Holy Week, the 17th IB began company-sized operations in the municipalities of Balbalan and Pinukpuk, which are still ongoing.

Making no pretensions, the AFP and the PNP is again violating COMELEC rules and is making a mockery of the electoral system.  As has always been done in the past elections, the fascist soldiers in their on-going combat, intelligence and “peace and development team” operations are spreading smear propaganda and great fear among the masses against progressive candidates and party lists in the upcoming bourgeois electoral sarsuela.  The reactionary AFP and PNP in Kalinga are now in cahoots with the diehard anti-people officials and candidates who have already started their vote-buying activities in order to cling to the seat of power or grab the seat of power in the province, presentlycontrolled by landlords and compradorsservile to US imperialism.Their common goal is to accelerate the imposition of “development” aggression projects of the US-Aquino 2 regime in mining, hydro-dam and geothermal projects in Kalinga and in other provinces of the Cordillera and Northern Luzon.

Guided by the CPP Central Committee in its statement on the 44th founding anniversary of the NPA, all NPA units in Kalinga must continuously seize the initiative to launch tactical offensives in order to contribute to the winning of ever greater victories in our people’s war nation-wide.  The total victory of the national-democratic revolution through the people’s war is the only genuine and right path for the entire Filipino people to free themselves from enslavement, oppression and exploitation of US imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism.

Red salute to the Red Commanders and fighters that victoriously fought against elements of the 17th IB in Apatan, Pinukpuk, Kalinga!

Long live the 44th Founding Anniversary of the NPA!