NDFP-Rizal Salutes Comrade Gadioso Cuyag, A Former Peasant Leader Turned NPA Red Fighter, A People’s Martyr!

Arman (Ka Arms) Guerrero
March 26, 2014

The entire revolutionary movement in Rizal province under the NDFP-Rizal salutes  Comrade Gadioso Cuyag, a former peasant leader turned NPA Red Fighter who was martyred last March 20, 2014. He will be buried today, March 26, 2014.

Comrade Gadioso Cuyag, also known as Dodo/Ka. William, was a peasant leader victimized by land grabber Rebecca Estabillo in cahoots with corrupt officers of government agency DENR and corrupt local government official in Rizal province. He became the leader of the peasant organization in their place to fight for their rights to own the lands they were tilling.

Instead of getting justice he deserved, the government branded him as communist and was continuously harassed and his life and family threatened. With these experiences, he realized the futility of legal processes and was forced to seek justice through armed means. He joined the Pambansang Katipunan ng Magbubukid (PKM), the underground organization of the Filipino peasants. He left the  legal peasant organization he led last April 2011 and eventually joined the NPA-Rizal. From then on, he became one of the brave red fighters of NAAC-NPA-Rizal.  He always volunteers to join any tactical offensives to be launched.

When the appropriate Party organization and NPA higher command in  Rizal Province formed a unit for military work in the first quarter of this year 2014, he volunteered to be included in this unit.  He was part of the NPA unit that launched the successful tactical offensive against government troops last March 3 and March 7, 2014. He was the leader of the assaulting team in the March 20, 2014 NPA ambush of the combined elements of 16th IB-PA and 59th IB-PA that resulted to the killing of 3 government soldiers and seriously wounding of another member of CAFGU-PA.  He was hit by enemy fire in the course of the firefight while assaulting the enemy position and died instantly.

We salute and praise Comrade Gadioso “Ka. William” Cuyag, who died fighting for the rights and welfare of the Filipino people. At the age of forty, he became a martyr of the peasant class and of the Filipino people.

We are grieving for his untimely death but we will turn our grief into bravery and resolve to pursue the revolutionary struggle and to contribute to bring the people’s war from the current strategic defensive stage to the next higher stage, the strategic stalemate.

To the families and friends of Comrade Gadioso “Ka. William” Cuyag, we offer our heartfelt condolence.  We are with you in your mourning of Comrade William’s death. As we bury his body today, we promise to give justice to Comrade Gadioso and to the Filipino people who are victims of state repression and class oppression. Comrade Gadioso’s death will not be in vain. The gun the felled off from Comrade Gadioso’s hand will be taken by many others who will continue his fight.

Red Salute to Comrade Gadioso Cuyag!
Long live the Comrade Gadioso Cuyag!
Long live the New People’s Army!
Long live the Filipino People!