NPA punishes intelligence handler, 11 other enemy casualties killed in various guerrilla actions in EV

Ka Karlos Manuel
Efren Martires Command, New People's Army-Eastern Visayas
August 5, 2014

The Efren Martires Command (EMC) of the New People's Army (NPA) in Eastern Visayas (EV) today claimed responsibility for the punishment of an intelligence handler of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, as well as inflicting 11 other casualties killed on the enemy side in various guerrilla actions in the region. "The special operations group of the EMC carried out the death sentence of the people's court on Jojo "Jerson" Rafales last August 1 at 5 p.m. in Calbiga, Samar," said Ka Karlos Manuel, EMC spokesperson. "Rafales was a paramilitary CAFGU element and was sentenced to death for setting up intelligence networks in Calbiga, Pinabacdao and Basey towns. He was involved in the killing of activist leader Rodolfo Dagumay Basada in Pinabacdao last June 29, and the attempted killing of another activist, Ariel Dacallos, in Calbiga last July 31. Seized from Rafales was a .45 pistol and two spare magazines."

In other developments, Manuel said that the NPA also dealt 11 casualties killed in action on the 8th Infantry Division. "Last Aug. 2, Red fighters of the EMC harassed 21 elements of the 87th Infantry Battalion then on operations in Brgy. Magdawat, Pinabacdao, Samar. The gunbattle raged from 10 a.m. to past 12 noon. Five enemy soldiers were killed in action while the NPA had no casualty. Meanwhile, last July 11, an NPA sniper team shot and killed one soldier of the 87th IB's 19-element  "peace and development team" then operating in the same barangay. The NPA harassments were in punishment for the military's various human rights violations in Calbiga and Pinabacdao on top of the people's continuing sufferings in these towns after Supertyphoon Yolanda."

"Five soldiers were also killed and six wounded last June 17 after a platoon of Red fighters of the Mt. Amandewin Command defended itself when the 19th IB attempted to raid their encampment in the area between Brgy. Hugpa and Brgy. Mahilaum, Ormoc City. There were no NPA casualties in the 50-minute gunbattle. But the following day, the 19th IB battalion commander went to the abandoned NPA camp for photo ops and boasted to the media that the NPA had many casualties, just to cover up their shameful defeat."

The EMC spokesperson said the NPA will step up tactical offensives in Eastern Visayas to defend the people from the Aquino government's atrocities. "The people of EV are still suffering after Supertyphoon Yolanda but they are now being battered by the Aquino government's Oplan Bayanihan. Thus the NPA is supporting the people's struggle to oust the Aquino regime and fight for genuine reconstruction through revolutionary change. Because the Aquino regime is corrupt,unjust, cruel, rotten to the core and treasonous in the extreme, it is bound to fall like the Marcos and Estrada regimes."#


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Waray


Efren Martires Command
New People's Army-Eastern Visayas

Pahayag ha Mantalaan
Agosto 5, 2014

NPA ginsirutan an usa nga intelligence handler, 11 nga iba pa nga kaswalti han kaaway napatay ha magkadurudilain nga gerilya nga aksyon ha EV

Gin-ako yana han Efren Martires Command han New People's Army (NPA) ha Eastern Visayas an pagsirot ha usa nga intelligence handler han Armed Forces of the Philippines, sugad man an pagdurot han 11 nga iba pa nga kaswalti ha gapil han kaaway ha magkadurudilain nga aksyon gerilya ha rehiyon. "Ginpatuman han special operations group han EMC an sirot nga kamatayon han husgado han katawhan kan Jojo "Jerson" Rafales hadin Agosto 1 han alas 5 han kulop ha Calbiga, Samar," sering ni Ka Karlos Manuel, tagapagyakan han EMC. Usa nga elemento han paramilitar nga CAFGU hi Rafales ngan ginsentensyahan hin kamatayon tungod han iya pagtinukod han mga pukot paniktik ha kabungtuhan han Calbiga, Pinabacdao ngan Basey. Nadadabi hiya ha pagpataya ha lider aktibista nga hi Rodolfo Dagumay Basada ha Pinabacdao hadin Hunyo 29, ngan ha pag-atentar pagpatay ha usa pa nga aktibista, hi Ariel Dacallos, ha Calbiga hadin Hulyo 31. Naagaw kan Rafales an usa nga .45 nga pistola ngan duha nga magasin."

Ha iba pa nga panhitabo, ginsering ni Manuel nga nakagdurot liwat an NPA hin 11 nga kaswalti nga napatay ha agway ha 8th Infantry Division. "Hadin Agosto 2, ginharas han mga Pula nga mangaraway han EMC an 21 nga elemento han 87th Infantry Battalion nga nag-ooperasyon ha Brgy. Magdawat, Pinabacdao, Samar. Linastar an agway tikang alas 10 han aga tubtob pasado alas 12 han udto. Lima nga sundalo han kaaway an namatay ha agway samtang waray kaswalti an NPA. Samtang, hadin Hulyo 11, usa nga tim hin isnayper han NPA an pumusil patay ha usa nga sundalo han kanan 87th IB nga 19-elemento nga "peace and development team" nga nag-ooperasyon hadto ha pareho nga barangay. An mga pagharas han NPA mga pagsirot ha kanan militar damo nga panalapas han tawhanon nga katungod ha Calbiga ngan Pinabacdao nga dugang nga paras-anon ha butnga han padayon nga pagkukuri han katawhan hini nga mga bungto kahuman han Superbagyo Yolanda."

"Lima liwat nga sundalo an napatay ngan unom an samaran hadin Hunyo 17 kahuman magdepensa han kalugaringon an usa nga platun han mga Pula nga mangaraway han Mt. Amandewin Command han gin-atentar han 19th IB nga atakehon an ira kampo ha erya giutan han Brgy. Hugpa ngan Brgy. Mahilaum, Ormoc City. Waray kaswalti an NPA ha 50-minuto nga agway. Kundi han sumunod nga adlaw, kinadto ha ginbayaan nga kampo han NPA an kumander han 19th IB agud magpapiktyur ngan magparayaw ha midya nga damo kuno an kaswalti han NPA, agud la tahuban an makaarawod nga kaperdihan."

Ginsering han tagapagyakan han EMC nga papipintason han NPA an mga taktikal nga opensiba ha Eastern Visayas agud depensahan an katawhan tikang ha mga pangangabuso han gobyerno Aquino. "Nagkukuri pa an katawhan han EV kahuman han Superbagyo Yolanda pero ginlalasurbo na liwat hira han Oplan Bayanihan han gubyerno Aquino. Amo nga ginsusuportahan han NPA an pakigbisog han katawhan agud patalsikon an rehimen Aquino ngan ipakigbisog an tinuod nga rekonstrukyon pinaagi han rebolusyonaryo nga pagbabag-o. Tungod kay kurap, mabangis, waray kaluoy, dunot tubtob ha rubas ngan duro katraydor an rehimen Aquino, sigurado nga mapapabagsak ini sugad han mga rehimen nira Marcos ngan Estrada."