NPA’s victory is the victory of peasantry

Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM-ST)
Southern Tagalog Region
June 1, 2013

Translation: Ang tagumpay ng NPA ay tagumpay ng uring magsasaka

The Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid sa Timog Katagalugan (PKM-TK), member organization of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), salutes the victory of the Apolonio Mendoza Command of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) against the offensive of the 74th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (74th IBPA) in Catanauan, Quezon.

Fourteen 14 soldiers were reportedly killed in a 15 minute firefight on May 31. The Red commanders and guerillas of the NPA ensured that the reactionary armed forces of the Aquino regime will not “walk in the park” while they are in the province.

Since last year, the people of Quezon experienced the brutality of Oplan Bayanihan when the Aquino regime deployed 8 battalions of regular and paramilitary forces of AFP/PNP and CAFGU. These forces are concentrated in Catanauan and in 21 other municipalities in the 3rd and 4th districts of Quezon.

Psy-war agents of the regime boast of “winning over the hearts and minds” of the people of the province.

This prolonged and expansive military and police deployment is not solely intended to thwart the NPA’s advance but primarily, targets civilians who steadfastly fight for their economic and political rights.

The 74th IBPA is the main perpetrator of human rights violations in the province. These include torture, illegal arrests, and using schools as camps.

Recently, elements from the same unit threatened and harassed the workers of Filcoco, a coconut coir and fiber factory in Catanauan, who are on strike.

Amidst these fascist attacks, the revolutionary peasant movement in Quezon strives to overcome the reactionary fascist terror and trickery.

Staunch resistance ensures that thousands of masses in the province continue to reap the fruits of waging agrarian revolution since the past decades.

The revolutionary peasant movement draws inspiration from the victories of the NPA. They are evermore confident on the will and capability of the NPA to defeat the AFP, the primary instrumentality of the pro-landlord state in depriving the toiling masses of their land.

Long live the New Peoples’ Army!
Fight and defeat Oplan Bayanihan of the US-Aquino II Regime!
Further advance the Agrarian Revolution towards victory!