NPA-Rizal implements ceasefire, condemns the ceasefire violation of AFP-PNP!*
Macario "Ka Karyo" Liwanag
Narciso Antazo Aramil Command, NPA-Rizal
December 16, 2010
The NPA-Rizal under the Narciso Antazo Aramil Command (NAAC-NPA-Rizal) upon receipt of the order of ceasefire coming from the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP-MLM) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) with verification from proper revolutionary authorities in the province starts compliance of the order. All NPA troops in the province including the armed city partisans and people's militias ceased all offensive military operations against armed units personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), including its paramilitary troops, CAFGU and Philippine National Police (PNP) troops operating in the province starting 12:01 early morning today, December 16, 2010 and shall last until 11:59 in the evening of January 3, 2011. All NAAC-NPA troops are now in the defensive mode inside the territories of the people's democratic government ready to act in self-defence to protect the lives of civilians if attacked by AFP-PNP troops.
While the NPA-Rizal starts implementing the declared mutual ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the members of the AFP-PNP under 56th IB-PA, 16th IB-PA and SAF-PNP are disregarding the orders coming from their Commander-in-Chief, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino, III. They surreptitiously entered the boundary of Rizal province and Bulacan province on the eve of the start of the mutually declared ceasfire to conduct offensive military operation against NPA-Rizal members. Two platoons coming from the said AFP-PNP units are now scouring Sitio Ricafort, Brgy. Tungkong Mangga, San Jose Del Monte City and Brgy Macabud, Rodriguez, Rizal. They are now sowing fear and terror among farmers and residents of the said villages.
We condemn these acts of the AFP-PNP troops. This is a clear violation of the mutually declared ceasefire between the GRP and the NDFP. The continuous offensive military operation of the 16th IB-PA, 56th IB-PA and SAF-PNP will surely endanger the on-going ceasefire. We hold the GRP and AFP-PNP leadership responsible for the collapse of the ceasefire in the province of Rizal. They must order the said operating troops to immediately pull-out of the area and return to their barracks. Though the NPA-Rizal wants the ceasefire to remain, we are prepared to give battle if military and police troops intrude in any NPA positions. The GRP and its mercenary AFP-PNP troops shall be held accountable for any hostilities that may arise in the province of Rizal between NPA and AFP-PNP members.
We are alos calling on the junior officers and ordinary soldiers of the 16th IB-PA, 56th IB-PA and SAF-PNP to refrain from entering NPA territories and to avoid making enemy contacts with NPA units for you to be able to celebrate the yuletide season alive with your families. However, if chances occurred that you encountered NAAC-NPA members, you must immediately surrender your guns and other armaments. It's no use sacrificing your lives just follow the whims and caprices of your senior officers just to be promoted to higher positions in the AFP-PNP. Don't repeat your mistake of intruding inside NPA territories which you committed last December 1, 2010 that resulted to 3 deaths and 3 wounded on your side. Your 3 dead comrade will not be able to celebrate the yuletide season because of offensive military operations. Don't be like them. Value your lives and celebrate the yuletide season and New Year with your families alive. Respect the mutually declared ceasefire to live another day in peace.
Long Live the New People's Army!
Long Live the Communist Party of the Philippines-MLM!
Long Live the National Democratic Front of the Philippines!
Long Live the Filipino People!