Armed struggle in the Visayas and the entire archipelago [ANG BAYAN 2014SEP07]

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September 9, 2014

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The revolutionary armed struggle is thoroughly advancing nationwide. In this issue, Ang Bayan features reports of victory by the New People's Army (NPA) in advancing armed revolution in the Visayan regions, particularly in Eastern Visayas, Panay and Negros islands.

These regions are among the priority targets of the massive counterrevolutionary campaign of suppression Oplan Bayanihan of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) under the US-Aquino regime. But after four years, military officers have nothing to show for their efforts except empty declarations that "the enemy has been defeated" and that "peace has been attained."

These regions are likewise among the most impoverished nationwide due to widespread land monopoly and the most brutal forms of feudal exploitation. They are ruled over by big landlords, including those who control vast ricefields in Samar, coconut lands in Leyte and thousands of hectares of sugar cane plantations in Panay and Negros.