Friday, May 14, 2010

One Soldier Killed and One AFP Junior Officer Wounded in NPA-Rizal Latest Tactical Offensive Against Government Troops!-NDF

One Soldier Killed and One AFP Junior Officer Wounded
in NPA-Rizal Latest Tactical Offensive Against Government Troops!*

Macario "Ka Karyo" Liwanag
Narciso Antazo Aramil Command, NPA-Rizal
May 13, 2010

The New People's Army unit operating in Rizal Province under Narciso Antazo Aramil Command (NAAC-NPA-Rizal) launched a successful sniping/harrasment operations against a joint platoon of government troops under 22nd Reconnaissance Company, 2nd ID-PA and “butcher” 16th IB-PA, in Sitio Kinabuan, Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal at around 8:45 yesterday morning, May 12, 2010.

After 5 minutes exchange of fire, a government soldier named Private First Class Roel Saclote was killed instantly by NPA sniper and one unnamed junior officer with a rank od 2nd Lieutenat was seriously wounded. The team of NPA fighters who conducted this tactical offensive suffered no casualty and safely returned in their camp inside the Sierra Madre mountain.

This tactical offensive is the continuous response of the NPA-Rizal to the demands of the people of Rizal Province to punish members of 22nd Reconnaissance Coy and the “Butcher” 16th IB-PA AFP troops who are notorious violators of human rights.

This tactical offensive is also our “pasalubong” to the newly elected government officials who will form a new regime to replace the corrupt Macapagal-Arroyo Regime. The new regime, most probably an Aquino regime, will have to decide which path to pursue in dealing with the ongoing civil war in our country, whether a genuine peace based on justice or to continue the internal security operations plan that his predecessors vigorously implemented but miserably failed. Whichever path the new government takes, the New People’s Army and the whole revolutionary movement in Rizal province is ready and will vigorously pursue the people’s war.

We also express our thanks to the people of Rizal Province including those concerned members of PNP, CAFGU-AFP and government officials who extends their help to us. Their timely information regarding the movements and activities of the AFP troops who wantonly wreak havoc to the lives and properties of the people was crucial for us to be able to launch this successful tactical offensive.