Interview with Ka Oris on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the NPA

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
March 29, 2014

The 45th anniversary of the New People's Army is a major victory because in the face of so many enemy attacks, and the many problems we have encountered, we have overcome them all. First, the NPA was established through the 1st Great Rectification Movement which caused the rapid advance of the revolutionary movement nationwide. But the advances were made alongside some negative developments. One of this was the deviation from the correct line. But the deviations were checked in the nick of time because the Second Great Rectification Movement was launched at once and since then, there has been a resurgence in the revolutionary movement nationwide, especially in Mindanao.

Currently, while the enemy is having problems on how to suppress the people's armed revolutionary movement nationwide and in Mindanao, we continue to advance. So, congratulations to all members of the New People's Army, congratulations to the people because their army, the New People's Army continues to advance, and above all, congratulations to the Communist Party of the Philippines because due to its absolute leadership, the revolutionary armed struggle continues to advance and gain strength all over the country. Congratulations to all the revolutionary forces, who, under all circumstances, continually and diligently help each other to strengthen the New People's Army.

Continuing advance of the revolutionary movement, especially in Mindanao

The revolutionary movement nationwide continues to advance amid massive and brutal attacks by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the CAFGU and PNP. Particularly in Mindanao, the main factors for the continued advance of the New People's Army in the entire island is first, that due to the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People's Army has maintained its offensive posture. This means that the New People's Army did not lose the initiative even amid the violent attacks of Oplan Bantay Laya under the Macapagal-Arroyo regime and despite the vicious attacks of Oplan Bayanihan under the reactionary US-Aquino government in the last three years.

The adoption of a correct offensive posture is due firstly to the New People's Army's strict adherence to the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines over the NPA; secondly, in all of Mindanao, the mass base is expanding and the New People's Army has taken deep root among the people. This is the principle of waging widespread and intensive armed struggle on the basis of a stronger, expanding and deepening mass base.

So, no matter what the enemy does to isolate the New People's Army from its mass support, it is the people who voluntarily support their army because it is their only hope to achieve land reform, national industrialization, and the defense of the country's sovereignty. This is the reason why the New People's Army is supported by hundreds of thousands of organized masses island-wide and it operates in more than 20 towns and more than 2,000 barangays in the entire island. During Cory Aquino and Ramos' time, they already launched Oplan Lambat Bitag. They were followed by Estrada who also declared total war through Oplan Makabayan, but we got through this.

Gloria Arroyo followed with nine years of brutal rule when she launched Oplan Bantay Laya. But we also overcame all of this. More recently, the Aquino regime launched the vicious Oplan Bayanihan and according to its program, it should have been able to essentially break the backbone of the revolutionary movement nationwide, particularly in Mindanao, within the first three years of the regime. But in Mindanao, not a single front was dismantled after three years of brutal attacks under the reactionary Aquino regime's Oplan Bayanihan.

Also, not a single region has been dismantled. Instead, from the less than 40 fronts when Arroyo's Oplan Bantay Laya began, we now have 46 fronts in the entire island of Mindanao. So we can say that Aquino's vicious Oplan Bayanihan program is a FAILURE! Besides being a failure, the revolutionary armed struggle in the entire island has even gained strength and advanced.

Agrarian revolution and mass support

The people also widely support the revolution because agrarian reform is spreading in the entire island. Hundreds of thousands of people have benefited from agrarian revolution which has raised the wages of farm workers, reduced land rent and rentals of agricultural equipment like rice mills.

The benefits gained by the people from the agrarian revolution being launched by all the revolutionary forces in the uplands are also a factor in the growth, deepening and expansion of mass support in the entire island. A recent development in this area is that aside from the hundreds of thousands of organized masses in the entire island, we have also been able to establish barrio revolutionary committees, or organs of political power. In some places, municipal level organs of political power have been established, where the people themselves run their government with the legal reactionary government seemingly still existing.

People's Militia

Aside from this, the New People's Army has also established many units of the people's militia. The NPA in Mindanao currently stands at more than 10 battalions when concentrated. It is distributed in the five regions of Mindanao: the Southern Mindanao Region; the Northcentral Mindanao Region; the Northeastern Mindanao Region; the Far South Mindanao Region; and the Western Mindanao Region.

So aside from more than ten NPA battalions spread out in the entire island in the form of platoons and some companies, we have also built battalions of people's militia. They serve as the NPA's direct backup in the armed struggle. When we compare formations, this comes to at least 30 to 40 battalions all over Mindanao. This means that island-wide, if we have more than ten NPA battalions and more than 30 battalions of people's militia, this presents a tremendous advantage to the NPA because it has backup from the people's militia and enjoys the wide support of the entire people.

Tactical offensives

Aside from formations, the advance of armed struggle in the entire island can also be measured by the number of tactical offensives launched by the New People's Army in the last four years: First, in 2010, there were only about 250+ tactical offensives in the entire island. This grew to 300+ in 2011 to 400 in 2012 and 400+ in 2013. This means that despite the successive attacks under Oplan Bantay Laya and Oplan Bayanihan of the Arroyo and Aquino governments, tactical offensives became more numerous and widespread all over Mindanao. And we can expect in 2014 that the New People's Army will be able to launch more than 500 tactical offensives in the entire island.

This is a yardstick, a basis for us to say that the NPA in Mindanao continues to develop, continues to advance. On the other hand, if there are tactical offensives, there are military casualties also. Summing up the numbers in the entire island, almost every year in the last four years, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, PNP and CAFGU suffered at least a battalion of casualties. The NPA's casualties average about a platoon. So, the disparity in strength is made up for during gunbattles because the ratio of killed casualties between the NPA and the enemy is almost 1:10.

In addition, although strategically the disparity between the NPA in Mindanao and the Armed Forces of the Philippines and all the armed forces of the reactionary government is 1 is to 10, the New People's Army continues to grow and gain strength.

The Moro struggle

In the concrete, aside from the NPA, the Moro struggle likewise exists. The recently concluded peace talks between the MILF and the reactionary government is actually just a formalization of the government's neutralization of the MILF's armed struggle. For almost a decade now, the MILF has had no basic armed struggle. As a matter of fact, more AFP forces have already been transferred from MILF areas to NPA areas. Thus, it came as no surprise to the New People's Army when the GPH and MILF announced that the MILF would be formally demobilized, because the MILF has had no effective armed struggle for a long time.

So this development will not affect the New People's Army. The NPA has already gotten used to the fact that the MILF is no longer waging active resistance. The NPA has singlehandedly taken on the task of fighting the AFP all over Mindanao. But there is sporadic fighting initiated by the MILF and the breakaway faction of the MILF--the BIFF which is led by Umbra Kato. This group does not fully agree to the surrender of the armed struggle and with the token economic and political accomodations offered by the Aquino government. So it is slowly breaking away from the MILF and launching its own armed struggle from time to time to fight for genuine independence, genuine autonomy for the Bangsamoro. So even without the MILF, the various groups among the Moro people will galvanize in the future into one group and continue their struggle against the reactionary government on a broader and higher level. But in terms of drawing lessons, they should not just struggle aimlessly but wage armed struggle to dismantle the reactionary government and the reactionary Moro local ruling classes that impose feudal and semifeudal exploitation and oppression on the Moro people.

Thus they should include in the agenda of their armed struggle a genuine antifeudal, anti-semifeudal agrarian revolution among their ranks. Without this, no Moro armed force fighting the government will be able to sustain its armed struggle. They must also be conscious of the existence of the armed struggle already being waged nationwide and led by the Communist Party of the Philippines, the NPA and NDF.

So it is important for them to also carry the antifeudal, anti-imperialist and anti-bureaucrat capitalist struggle and be in solidarity with the entire armed struggle nationwide. The NPA, CPP and NDF support the struggle of the Moro people and other armed groups that are persevering in their armed struggle.

More AFP forces against the NPA in Mindanao

Nationwide, it is Mindanao that the Armed Forces of the Philippines is currently focused on. More than 60% of the entire AFP force is now in Mindanao. Why? We already know that the island is rich in mineral resources and there are vast plantations owned by multinational corporations. The imperialists and the comprador bourgeoisie have huge economic interests here. The imperialists are also keen on establishing naval, land and air bases in Mindanao. In a few years' time, these will rise in General Santos City. So they need to curtail the advance of the revolutionary armed struggle in Mindanao.

Because of the Moro armed struggle and continuing advance of the New People's Army, the Armed Forces of the Philippines was forced to add two to three brigades of battalion armed forces (?) from Luzon. This early, up to four battalions have already been added to Mindanao. They are distributed in Northeastern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao Region and Northcentral Mindanao Region. Although if we follow the pattern of their attacks, it looks like they will be prioritizing Northeastern Mindanao Region in the first round of attacks in 2014. In any case, the people of Mindanao will be able to hurdle the first round of attacks and they will not flinch from any form of brutality launched under the Aquino government's Oplan Bayanihan.

Actually, according to the Aquino government's program, the armed component was supposed to end in 2013. It was supposed to launch its main attacks against armed revolutionary movements nationwide during this period. They have the same timetable for Mindanao. But in turned out that in 2013, the New People's Army grew stronger in Mindanao. Thus, they will intensify their attacks in 2014. The US-Aquino government is sure to inflict more human rights violations and other gross injustices on the people. But the people of Mindanao will go on resisting, the NPA in Mindanao will go on fighting, so will the CPP and the NDF fight whatever grave scheme the brutal US-Aquino regime has in store for Mindanao. It is certain that if they fail in Mindanao, they will have an even bigger problem in their hands because having concentrated their forces and resources in our island, they will have given a big advantage to the revolutionary forces in all of Luzon and the Visayas to advance further.

Interbyu kay Ka Oris sa okasyon ng ika-45 na anibersaryo ng BHB

Ang sumusunod ay interbyu kay Kasamang Jorge Madlos, mas kilala sa tawag na Ka Oris, tagapagsalita ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines sa Mindanao (NDFP-Mindanao) noong unang linggo ng Marso. 

Ang 45th anniversary ng New People's Army ay malaking tagumpay dahil sa harap ng maraming atake ng kaaway, maraming sinusuong na mga suliranin, itong lahat ay nalagpasan. Una, nabuo ang NPA sa pamamagitan ng 1st Great Rectification Movement na nagdala ng mabilisang pag-abante ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa buong bansa. Ngunit ang pag-abante ay may katuwang na mga nagatibong development. Isa rito ay yung paglihis sa linya. Ngunit ang paglihis ay napapanahong na-tsek dahil inilunsad kaagad ang Second Great Rectification Movement at mula noon ay nagpanibagong-sigla ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa buong bansa at laluna sa Mindanao.

Kaya ngayon, habang ang kaaway ay namomroblema kung paano susupilin ang armadong rebolusyonaryong pagkilos ng mamamayan sa bansa at sa Mindanao, ay patuloy tayong umaabante. Kaya pagbati sa lahat ng mga myembro ng New People's Army, congratulations sa mamamayan dahil umaabante pa rin ang kanilang hukbo, ang New People's Army at higit sa lahat, pagbati din sa Communist Party of the Philippines dahil sa absolutong pamumuno nito ay lalong umaabante at patuloy na lumalakas ang rebolusyonaryong armadong pakikibaka sa buong bansa. Kaya binabati ko ang lahat ng mga revolutionary forces na sa anu't anuman ay patuloy at masigasig na nagtutulung-tulong para palakasin ang New People's Army, ang Bagong Hukbong Bayan ng mamamayan.

Patuloy na pag-abante ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa Mindanao

Sa gitna ng marahas at malawakang atake ng Armed Forces of the Philippines, kasama ang CAFGU at PNP, patuloy na umaabante ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa buong bansa. Partikular sa Mindanao, ang mga pangunahing salik kung bakit patuloy na umaabante, sumusulong ang New People's Army sa buong isla ay una, sa pamamagitan ng pamumuno ng Communist Party of the Philippines ay napanghawakan ng New People's Army ang palabang postura. Ibig sabihin, hindi nawalan ng inisyatiba ang New People's Army sa gitna ng marahas na pang-aatake ng Oplan Bantay Laya sa panahon ng rehimeng Macapagal-Arroyo at nitong pinakahuli, sa kabila ng tatlong taong mararahas na atake ng Oplan Bayanihan ng reaksyunaryong gubyernong US-Aquino.

Ang pagtangan ng tamang palaban na postura ay unang-una, dahil tumatalima ang New People's Army sa mahigpit na tagubilin ng Communist Party of the Philippines na ito ang absolutong namumuno sa Hukbong Bayan; pangalawa, sa kabuuan ng Mindanao ay lumalawak ang base at malalim na nakaugat ang New People's Army sa hanay ng mamamayan. Ito ang prinsipyo ng paglulunsad ng malawakan at masinsing armadong pakikibaka sa batayan ng lumalakas, lumalawak at lumalalim na baseng masa.

Kaya kahit ano pa ang gawin ng kaaway para ihiwalay ang New People's Army mula sa suportang masa ay kusang-loob pa ring sumusuporta ang mamamayan sa kanilang hukbo na siyang pag-asa nilang makamit ang land reform, makamit ang national industrialization, makamit ang pagdepensa sa soberanya ng bansa. Ang New People's Army ay suportado ng daan-daan libong organisadong masa at ito'y kumikilos sa mahigit 200 bayan at mahigit 2,000 barangay sa buong isla. Dahil lumalawak at lumalalim ang suportang masa, hindi ito natitinag ng anumang karahasan ng alinmang oplan na inilulunsad ng mga reaksyunaryong serye ng mga reaksyunaryong gubyerno. Magmula pa noong panahon ni Cory Aquino at ni Ramos ay inilunsad na nila ang Oplan Lambat Bitag. Sinundan ito noong panahon ni Estrada, na naglunsad din ng total war sa pamamagitan ng Oplan Makabayan ngunit ito'y nalagpasan natin.

Nasundan ito sa panahon ni Gloria Arroyo ng siyam na taong marahas na pamumuno sa bansa nang ilunsad nito ang Oplan Bantay Laya. Ngunit ang lahat ng ito'y nalagpasan din natin. Kamakailan lang, inilunsad naman ng rehimeng Aquino ang marahas na Oplan Bayanihan at naiprograma na sa loob ng tatlong taon ng kanyang pamumuno ay essentially, mababali na ang backbone ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa buong bansa at particularly sa Mindanao. Ngunit sa Mindanao, wala man lang isang front ang nalusaw after 3 years ng marahas na atake ng Oplan Bayanihan ng reaksyunaryong rehimeng Aquino.

Walang ni isang region na nabuwag. Bagkus, dumami pa from less than 40 fronts nang mag-umpisa ang Oplan Bantay Laya ni Arroyo, tungo sa 46 fronts sa buong isla ng Mindanao ngayon. Kaya masasabi nating BIGO! Bigo ang marahas na programa ng Oplan Bayanihan ni Aquino. At bukod sa pagkabigo nito ay lalo pang lumalakas, umaabante ang rebolusyonaryong armadong pakikibaka sa buong isla.

Rebolusyong Agraryo at Suportang masa

Malawakan ding tinatangkilik ng mamamayan ang rebolusyon dahil lumalawak ang repormang agraryo sa buong isla. Daan-daan libong mamamayan na ang nabiyayaan ng rebolusyong agraryo kung saan napataas natin ang sahod ng manggagawang bukid, napababa natin ang upa sa lupa ng mga panginoong maylupa, napababa rin natin ang upa sa mga makinaryang pansaka kagaya ng kiskisan.

Ang benepisyong nakamit ng mamamayan sa inilulunsad na rebolusyong agraryo ng lahat ng rebolusyonaryong pwersa sa kabundukan ay nagiging sanhi rin ng lalong pagdami, paglalim at paglawak ng suportang masa sa buong isla na ang isang development ay maliban sa hundreds of thousands ang organized masses sa buong isla ay nabuo rin, naitatag din ang mga barrio revolutionary committees, mga organs of political power. May ilang mga municipal level organs of political power na naitatag kung saan, ang mamamayan na mismo ang nagpapatakbo ng kanilang gubyerno sa gitna ng kalagayan na seemingly naroon pa ang ligal na reactionary goverment.

Milisyang Bayan

Bukod dito, ang New People's Army ay nakabuo na rin ng maraming yunit ng Milisyang Bayan. Ang New People's Army ngayon sa Mindanao ay umaabot na sa mahigit 10 battalions kung iko-concentrate.  Ito'y naka-distribute sa limang rehiyon ng Mindanao: ang Southern Mindanao Region; ang North Central Mindanao Region; ang Northeastern Mindanao Region; ang Far South Mindanao Region; at ang Western Mindanao Region.

Bale bukod dito sa mahigit sampung batalyon ng New People's Army na nakakalat sa buong isla sa pormasyong platun at ilang mga kumpanya ay nabuo na rin ang bata-batalyong Milisyang Bayan. Ito ang direct backup ng New People's Army sa armadong pakikibaka. Kung ihahambing natin ang mga pormasyon dito, hindi na ito bababa sa 30 or 40 batalyon sa buong isla. Ibig sabihin, sa buong isla, kung mayroon tayong mahigit sampung batalyon ng NPA at meron tayong mahigit 30 batalyon ng Milisyang Bayan ay malaking bentahe na ito sa New People's Army dahil may backup na ito galing sa mga Milisyang Bayan at may malawak pang  suporta ito mula sa buong mamamayan.

Mga taktikal na opensiba

Bukod sa pormasyon, ang pag-unlad ng armadong pakikibaka sa buong isla ay masusukat din natin sa dami ng mga tactical offensives na nailulunsad ng New People's Army in the last four years: Una, noong 2010 ay umabot lang ng about 250+ ang tactical offensives sa buong isla. Dumami ito tungong 300+ nung 2011, dumami sa 400 nung 2012 at mas marami pa sa 400 nitong 2013. Ibig sabihin, sa kabila ng sunud-sunod na atake ng Oplan Bantay Laya at Oplan Bayanihan ng Arroyo government at ng Aquino government ay lumalaki at lumalawak ang mga tactical offensives sa buong isla ng Mindanao. At asahan natin ngayong 2014 na lalampas pa sa 500 tactical offensives ang mailulunsad ng New People's Army sa buong isla.

Ito'y isang sukatan kung bakit masasabi natin na ang New People's Army sa Mindanao ay patuloy na umuunlad, patuloy na umaabante. Sa kabilang banda, kung may mga tactical offensives, mayroon ding mga casualties ang military. Sa pagsusuma namin sa buong isla, halos every year in the last four years ay hindi bababa sa isang batalyon ang mga casualty ng Armed Forces of the Philippines, PNP, at saka mga CAFGU. Sa kabilang banda naman, ang mga casualty ng NPA ay halos nag-a-average lang sa isang platun. Kaya kung mayrong disparity sa lakas, nababawi natin ito sa mga labanan dahil ang ratio ng patay na casualties ng NPA at saka ng kaaway ay halos 1:10.

Dagdag dito, although strategically ay 1 is to 10 ang disparity sa pagitan ng NPA sa Mindanao at saka ng Armed Forces of the Philippines at lahat ng mga armadong pwersa ng reactionary government, patuloy pa ring lumalaki at lumalakas ang New People's Army.

Ang pakikibakang Moro

Sa kongkreto, bukod sa NPA ay nariyan din ang Moro struggle. Ang na-conclude na peace talks between the MILF and the reactionary government is actually just a formalization sa pag-neutralize ng gubyerno sa armadong pakikibaka ng MILF. For almost a decade ay wala na talagang basic na armadong pakikibaka ang MILF. As a matter of fact, mas marami na ang pwersa ng AFP na na-transfer from MILF areas patungo sa NPA areas. Kaya hindi nasorpresa ang New People's Army nang pormal na sabihin ng GPH at MILF na magkakaroon na ng formal demobilization ng MILF dahil noon pa man ay wala nang effective armed struggle ang MILF.

Kaya ang development na ito ay hindi makakaapekto sa New People's Army. Dahil sanay na ang NPA, that in the past, wala nang active na paglaban ang MILF. Sinolo na ng NPA ang paglaban sa AFP sa buong Mindanao. Pero may panaka-nakang mga banatan na initiated ng MNLF at saka ng breakaway faction ng MILF, ang BIFF na pinamumunuan ni Umbra Kato. Ang grupong ito ay hindi sang-ayon na totally i-surrender ang armed struggle, at magkasya na lang sa mga palamuting economic at political accomodations na ini-o-offer ng Aquino government. Unti-unti itong humihiwalay sa MILF at paminsan-minsan ay naglulunsad ng kanilang armadong pakikibaka upang ipaglaban ang tunay nilang kasarinlan, tunay na awtonomya ng Bangsamoro.

Kaya kahit wala nang MILF, ang mga iba't ibang grupo sa hanay ng mamamayang Moro, ay maga-galvanize in the future into one group at ipagpapatuloy nila sa mas malawak at mas mataas na antas ang pakikibaka nila laban sa reactionary government. Pero para ating mahalaw ang lessons, dapat hindi lang pakikibaka na walang patutunguhan ang ilunsad kundi armadong pakikibaka upang lansagin ang reaksyunaryong gubyerno at ang reaksyunaryong local ruling classes ng Moro na siyang nagpapataw ng feudal, semifeudal na exploitation at oppression laban sa mamamayang Moro.

Kaya dapat sa kanilang armadong pakikibaka ay isama na nila ang agenda na magkaroon ng tunay na antifeudal, anti-semifeudal na rebolusyong agraryo sa kanilang hanay. Kapag wala ito, hindi pa rin masusustini ng alinmang Moro armed forces na lumalaban sa gubyerno ang kanilang armadong pakikibaka. At dapat din conscious sila na umiiral na ang armadong pakikibaka sa buong bansa na pinamumunuan ng Communist Party of the Philippines, ng NPA at ng NDF.

Kaya malaking bagay ang pagtangan din nila sa antifeudal struggle, anti-imperialist struggle, at anti-bureaucrat capitalist struggle at pakikiisa sa buong armadong pakikibaka ng buong bansa. And the New People's Army, ang Communist Party of the Philippines, ang National Democratic Front of the Philippines ay sumusuporta sa pakikibaka ng mamamayang Moro at iba pang mga armadong grupo na nagpapatuloy ng kanilang armadong pakikibaka.

Dagdag na pwersa ng AFP laban sa NPA sa Mindanao

Sa buong bansa ngayon, ang Mindanao ang pokus ng Armed Forces of the Philippines. Mahigit 60% na ng buong pwersa ng Armed Forces of the Philippines ay narito na sa Mindanao. Bakit? Alam na natin na maraming mineral resources at saka ang lawak ng mga plantasyon ng mga multinational corporations dito sa Mindanao. Malaki ang interes ng mga imperyalista, malaki ang interes ng burgesya kumprador at bukod dito, malaki rin ang interes ng mga imperyalista na magtatag ng naval base at saka ng land at air base dito sa Mindanao. In the next few years ay lilitaw ito doon sa General Santos City. Kaya kailangan nilang supilin ang pagsulong ng rebolusyonaryong armadong pakikibaka sa Mindanao.

Dahil sa nagpapatuloy na pagsulong ng New People's Army, napilitan ang Armed Forces of the Philippines na magdagdag ng dalawa hanggang tatlong brigada ng armed forces na mga batalyon galing sa Luzon. Sa ngayon pa lang, umaabot na sa apat na batalyon ang naidadagdag sa Mindanao. Naka-distribute ang mga ito sa Northeastern Mindanao, sa Southern Mindanao Region at sa Northcentral Mindanao Region. Although kung tingnan natin ang hugis ng kanilang atake ay mukhang gagawin nilang priority ang North Eastern Mindanao Region sa unang bugso ng atake nila sa taong 2014. Sa anu't anuman, kakayanin ng mamamayan ng Mindanao ang bagong bugso ng atake at hindi matitinag ang mamamayan sa anumang karahasan na ilulunsad ng Oplan Bayanihan ng Aquino government.

Kung tutuusin, sa programa ng Aquino government ay hanggang  2013 lang ang kanilang armed component. Sa panahong ito nila dapat ginawa ang main attack nila sa mga armadong rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa buong Pilipinas. Gayundin ang timetable nila sa Mindanao. Pero noong 2013 ay lumabas na lalong lumakas ang New People's Army sa Mindanao. Kaya ngayong 2014 ay mas hinihigitan pa nila ang kanilang mga atake.

Sigurado tayong mas marami na namang human rights violation at pinsala sa mamamayan ang gagawin ng reactionary US-Aquino government. Pero lalaban at lalaban ang mamamayan ng Mindanao, lalaban at lalaban ang New People's Army sa Mindanao, lalabanan ng Communist Party of the Philippines at ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines ang anumang mas matinding pakana ng marahas na US-Aquino government dito sa Mindanao. Siguradong kung hindi sila magtatagumpay dito ay lalo silang mamomroblema dahil ang konsentrasyon ng atensyon ng kanilang pwersa at ng rekurso dito sa aming isla ay magbibigay ng malaking bentahe sa mga rebolusyonaryong pwersa sa buong Luzon at Visayas para ibayo pang sumulong.