NPA-Rizal attacks Philippine Army troops in Antipolo City; 8 soldiers wounded.

Macario Liwanag (Ka Karyo)
Narciso Antazo Aramil Command - NPA Rizal
January 15, 2014

Red fighters belonging to the New People’s Army Narciso Antazo Aramil Command (NAAC-NPA-Rizal) attacked government troops belonging to the 59th IB-PA and 16th IB-PA in Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City last March 3 and March 7, 2014 that resulted to 8 government troops wounded.

A squad of NAAC-NPA forces harassed the detachment of 59th IB-PA in Sitio Apya, Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City early morning of March 3, 2014. A government soldier named Bong Manuva was wounded in this attack.

Another Squad of NAAC-NPA forces attacked members of 16th IB-PA conducting military operations under the guise of community organizing for peace and development (COPD) in Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City at 7 PM. Seven government troops were wounded in this attack. This attack forced members of COPD teams to withdraw haphazardly.  The residents in the area commented happily that the government soldiers retreated with their tails between their legs, too afraid to be hit by NPA fire. In both attacks, the NPA forces retreated with no casualties on their side.

These tactical offensives were launched in response to the peoples cries to to give justice to the victims of military abuses and human rights violations. Members of 59th IB-PA and 16th IB-PA troops wantonly harasses, threatens and maims farmers, settlers and Dumagat tribesmen whom they always suspects as supporters of revolutionary movement.

Thousand of government soldiers conducting military operations in the province with their intelligence units launching massive intelligence gathering operations failed to detect attacking NPA units. This only shows that their much-vaunted pronouncement that their counter-insurgency OPLAN BAYANIHAN is winning the hearts and mind of the people is proven to be a much-vaunted lie.  The people knows who their real army is, which is none other than the New People’s Army and not  Philippine government troops whom they hated much. The NPA-Rizal members thrive on the support of the people in the province of Rizal.

The increasing capacity of the NPA-Rizal to conduct tactical offensives  is an additional proof that OPLAN BAYANIHAN is a complete failure in the province of  Rizal. It is an additional testament that General Bautista of AFP is eating his own words when he declared that he will make the NPA forces an insignificant force under his reign in the AFP. Instead of becoming insignificant, the NPA forces will vigorously advance in the struggle to end the semi-colonial and semi-feudal system now ruled by the US-Aquino Regime. Together with the Filipino people, the revolutionary movement will continue the advance the people’s war from strategic defensive to the  next higher stage until victory.

*Long live the Filipino People!
Long live the New People’s Army!*