Intensify tactical offensives and mass struggle to oust Aquino

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7 August 2014

Benigno Aquino III was met with one of the biggest rallies in his four-year rule during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28. The nationwide demonstrations attended by more than 60,000 people manifested a new and higher level in the struggle against the US-Aquino regime. Throughout the country, the cry in the streets was Oust Aquino!

The mass actions reflected the Filipino people's growing anger at the Aquino regime's corruption and mendacity, its puppetry, treason and fascist brutality. More and more sectors are ready to take action against the increasingly isolated Aquino regime. The Filipino people's rumbling anger threatens to erupt in the face of their worsening situation and Aquino's enforcement of increasingly deleterious antipeople and pro-imperialist policies.

AFP "promoting" ex-NPA to bag reward money--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
August 08, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today charged the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) of making false claims about the arrest of a top Party leader in order to pocket millions of pesos from the anomalous reward money system of the Aquino regime.

The CPP statement was in reaction to the arrest last Tuesday of Eduardo Almores Esteban in Jaro, Iloilo whom the AFP claims to be a former secretary of the CPP Ilocos-Cordillera Regional Committee and head of the so-called Communications Bureau of the CPP. The AFP said there is a P5.8 million reward for Esteban's arrest.

"Indeed, Esteban, now 60 years old,  was once part of the organizational machinery of the CPP. As a cadre and fighter, Esteban served the revolutionary movement for many long years but personal circumstances made him choose to retire around ten years ago," said the CPP. Since then, Esteban has been living with his family in their hometown in Iloilo.

AFP-SCAA suffers six casualties in encounter with NPA in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur

Ka Omar Ibarra
NPA - Western Agusan Norte-Agusan Sur Sub-regional Command
August 6, 2014

AFP and SCAA troops suffered six casualties after encountering a unit of the New People’s Army under the Western Agusan Norte-Agusan Sur Sub-regional Command (NPA-WANAS) in Purok 7, Brgy. Zellovia, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur in August 5, 2014, around 6:20 AM.

One regular soldier was killed while three others were wounded, while one member of SCAA was killed and another was wounded.

At around 6:20 AM, the Red fighters first encountered around 15 SCAA troops. They are serving as rabid guards of Provident Tree Farm Incorporated (PTFI) which was then harvesting mangium and falcata trees. After a few moments of firefighting, the NPA safely withdrew after the SCAA troops mixed in with civilians. A SCAA member, Carlito Perez, was killed here while another was wounded.

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Pag-ibayuhin ang mga taktikal na opensiba at pakikibakang masa para patalsikin si Aquino

20140807pi Isa sa pinakamalalaking rali nitong nagdaang apat na taon ang sumalubong sa “state of the nation address” (SONA) ni Benigno Aquino III sa pagbubukas ng reaksyunaryong Kongreso noong Hulyo 28. Ipinakita ng demonstrasyon ng mahigit 60,000 mamamayan sa iba’t ibang panig ng Pilipinas ang bagong antas ng paglaban sa rehimeng US-Aquino. Umalingawngaw sa buong bansa ang mga sigaw sa lansangan: Patalsikin si Aquino!

Sinasalamin nito ang tuluy-tuloy na paglawak at pagsidhi ng galit ng mamamayang…

CPP sees planned AFP camp in Rio Hondo, Zamboanga will host US troops

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
August 06, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called into question the planned construction of a new P3.2 billion military camp of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Zamboanga City. The CPP said it is likely that the camp is set to host and provide security for US soldiers and military hardware.

"There is ample reason to believe that the planned AFP camp, which will also provide space for the police and the Coast Guard, is nothing but a new US military base, to be constructed in accordance with the recently signed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) where the US will be allowed to set up facilities in so-called 'agreed locations' within AFP camps," said the CPP.

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."

Stop the US-Israel genocidal war against Palestine--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
August 03, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today reiterated its call for an end to the nearly month-long US-backed Israeli bombing and ground offensives in Gaza City which has already killed more than 1,700 Palestinians, mostly civilians including 398 children and 74 elderly people.

More than 9,000 people have been injured, including nearly 3,000 children. More than 100,000 residents have been displaced. On the other hand, counter-offensives by the Palestinian Hamas fighters have killed 65 Israelis, mostly soldiers.