Wednesday, March 30, 2011



by Katleah Iskre Ulrike

Last time, we heard the news about the "alleged" training laid by the Philippine Army to its recruits in the Provinces. This kind of training, also inculde beatings and shoutings, signified the barbaric actions that seemed against human dignity and will.

And upon watching it, at first it seemed that how come the AFP Generalship and the entire echleon itself, ridden with corruption and other scandals, tolerate this kind of mess that created a series of murderers and varieties of Fascist scum? I remember there's a comment coming from a YouTube viewer expressing positively about a certain torture video in the Philippines, and said:

"GREAT - Good to know the PHILIPPINE ARMY knows how to treat conscripts right! Conscripts around the world should be tortured (sadly not all nations do so). A hard military training with brutal torture is necessary! The recruits will be toughen and become real men! And the commanders, who torture and drill the recruits, have some fun! Each nation should do this with it's young fit men! In Russia, Brazil and Bolivia they also torture conscripts (e.g. with electro-shocks, brandings etc.)!"

However, according to the AFP, the video, shown by "Isnaypmedia", was made by the rebel group NPA in order to criticize the AFP and demoralize the troops, as they said:

"...The Philippine Army believes that the CPP-NPA-NDF is behind this propaganda to once again discredit the military organization."

but despite their denials end up accepting the fact that they do so all in the name of the "Escape and Evasion practical exercises of the Candidate Soldiers Course Class" that end up "scrapped" from the program of instruction (POI) of the basic military training. That its perpectrators nvolved in the incident were meted with administrative sanction.

However, despite these denials and acceptances, of blaming the rebel group NPA for "misinformation", these barbaric actions taken still unveil the fact that these soldiers, whilst parading themselves as servants of the people are rather butchers and brigands-to-be, that as signified from these "training-torture" videoes to recruiting men into hold-upers masquerading as CAFGUs, they are rather digging their own graves and perform the ultimate form of escapism that is, suicide.

To mention suicide, according to Emile Durkheim, entering a "military service" such as these carries a strain of suicidal intention, that most of its officers, men are expected to kill themselves on behalf of society, and oviously the men allegedly fighting for "securing the nation," or rather say the rotten system itself are expected to be killed on behalf of it, on behalf of those men who hath tortured them, who are corrupt, who are bonafide murderers acting at the behest of the system. That one of them, confused and driven by anxiety even pulled a trigger, fatally wounding four of his colleagues in his barracks and this time trying to hid against the "law." It somehow possibly resulted from such so-called "Hardships", "Pain" that may also trying to inculcate in that "Training-Torture" video.

They may've tried much to call themselves as protectors of human rights, but not all of them are seriously trying to do so as state-sponsored Fascism remains rampant. They may've initated "Reforms" so to speak, but it doesn't mean that the Reforms are likely to be succeed-for the system itself whom they are protecting retains its rottenness to the core.

And somehow through the videoes being shown, whether it is old or not, it is obviously a mistake that is lately being rectified or earlier denied. Otherwise, might had been encouraged as the earlier comment stated.

CPP sympathizes with families of Filipino workers to be executed in China*

CPP sympathizes with families of Filipino workers to be executed in China*

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
March 30, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed sympathy with the families and friends of three Filipino migrant workers who are set to be executed today in China for drug trafficking.

"The planned execution today of Ramon Credo, Elizabeth Batain and Sally Ordinario-Villanueva underscores the plight of millions of Filipino migrant workers who daily suffer grave hardships in different parts of the globe," said the CPP.

The three Filipinos were convicted by Chinese courts for smuggling heroin into China at various times in 2008. They were originally set to be executed February 20 but were granted a brief stay of execution after an appeal by the Philippine government.

"The three Filipinos are victims of a system that has pushed millions to desperate straits," said the CPP. "They suffer extremely exploitative and oppressive conditions in foreign lands because of the lack of domestic employment opportunities."

"They then become easy prey to international and domestic criminal syndicates who are in cahoots with immigration officials who exploit their desperation."

"The Filipino people are dismayed at the failure of the Aquino regime to provide prompt and competent legal and consular assistance and undertake the necessary diplomatic measures to save the lives of Ramon, Elizabeth and Sally," added the CPP. "With Aquino's blunders in his diplomatic relations with China since the Manila hostage-taking incident in August 2010, he is not in any position to assert the interests of the migrant Filipinos."

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On Cpl Joebert Glindro, butcher operative of the Military Intelligence Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army

On Cpl Joebert Glindro, butcher operative of the Military Intelligence Battalion
of the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army*

Jury Guerrero
Jose Percival Estocada Jr. Command - NPA-Panay
March 18, 2011

By order of the People’s Revolutionary Court, a unit of the New People’s Army under the Jose Percival Estocada Jr. Command arrested Cpl. Joebert Glindro, a.k.a. Mino, in the afternoon of March 13 at Barangay Artuz, Tapaz, and Capiz in order for him to face his crimes before the People’s court. He was killed while trying to escape from his captors. Mino is an active and rabid butcher operative of the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army who has a long list of crimes of murder and human rights violations against the people and the revolutionary movement.

Among the worst crimes of Mino are the following:

1) The abduction and disappearance of Renante Lerona, former political detainee whose case had been cleared by the Regional Trial Court in Mambusao, last 1997. His remains have not been found till now;

2) The abduction and disappearance of Balis Castor, civilian youth of Katipunan, Tapaz, Capiz, last August 18, 2007. His body was also not found;

3) The raid of a unit of the New People’s Army in Barangay Bagong Baryo, Tapaz, Capiz last July 4, 2001 which resulted in the killing of Ka Merlan;

4) The raid and killing of Enrico Lerona or Ka Radin last 1990;

5) He was responsible for spying on and sabotaging the activities of the revolutionary organizations and even the legal progressive organizations and their leaders and of ordinary civilians suspected of supporting the NPA. He recruited and directed the activities of the Barangay Intelligence Networks in the barangays covered by the Central Front especially in the municipalities of Tapaz, Jamindan, and Mambusao, all in the province of Capiz.

Confiscated from Mino was a caliber 45. Pistol, a .38 caliber revolver, 3 hand grenades, magazines and ammunitions. Also confiscated was a cell phone, a list of his assets and their cell phone numbers and IDs of the Philippine Army.

The action against Mino is part of the tasks of the New People’s Army to implement the order of the revolutionary court to arrest members of the military, the police, paramilitary or CAFGU and ordinary criminals who have incurred serious crimes against the people and the revolutionary movement. Paramount among these tasks is to arrest officers and men of the 61st IB who were directly responsible for the torture and brutal murder of ordinary civilians in Negros Island and who are now arrogantly masquerading as defenders of human rights and promoters of peace and development under the Oplan Bayanihan of the Aquino Regime.

The people are not easily deceived by the mere changing of the 61st IB and the military leadership in the island of their bloody uniforms with new ones covered with the fragrance of their promises to bring peace and development. In just a span of four months since their deployment in Panay Island, the people’s courts are flooded with cases of atrocities and human rights abuses against them. In due course, the long arm of revolutionary justice will exact their dues through their people’s army.

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Defeat the US-Aquino’s anti-people Oplan Bayanihan; intensify the people's war!-NPA (NDF)

Defeat the US-Aquino’s anti-people Oplan Bayanihan; intensify the people's war!*

Rigoberto F. Sanchez
Merardo Arce Command,
NPA-Southern Mindanao
29 March 2011

On the occasion of the 42nd founding anniversary of the New People's Army, the Merardo Arce Command of the New People's Army (MAC-NPA) salutes our Red commanders and fighters along with the toiling masses in the front lines in our long and arduous struggle for national democracy. We commend them for their selfless service in building a free nation as they painstakingly build democratic organs of political power, launch health, educational and cultural campaigns, and implement genuine land reform. This is also an occasion to honor our Red martyrs who have made the ultimate sacrifice; we commemorate their selfless service to the people.

The revolutionary people's movement has steadily grown in armed strength and capacity amid the most vicious campaigns of suppression of the various reactionary regimes. Instead of constricting, as the enemy hopelessly tried to effect, the NPA and the Milisyang Bayan continue to grow and expand, forming new guerilla platoons and building additional guerrilla fronts. The MAC-NPA congratulates our Red commanders and fighters for a job well done as they constantly deepen and widen the revolutionary mass base.

The MAC-NPA vows to frustrate the Aquino regime's Internal Peace and Security Plan-Bayanihan (Oplan Bayanihan) and uphold the Communist Party of the Philippines’ call to advance the current stage of the protracted people’s war to strategic stalemate.

Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan is no different from the previous "counter-insurgency" plans hatched by the US and its puppet governments. The same fascist state armed instruments used to inflict widespread terror are now being touted as "peace and development" troops. The 10th Infantry Division-AFP uses "peace and development outreach programs" while the Philippine National Police uses "public safety battalion" as euphemisms for fascism and deceit against the Filipino people and the revolutionary movement.

In Southern Mindanao alone, from January to March this year, 43 cases of human rights violations were documented victimizing a thousand families. Barely a year after Aquino came to power and just a few months after implementing his own counter-revolutionary plan, Aquino’s "Bayanihan" is exposed as having the same fascist fangs as that of Arroyo’s Oplan Bantay Laya and the "counter-insurgency" plans of the previous regimes that victimized hundreds of thousands of civilians. GPH troops continue to pillage the countryside and wreak havoc among the peasant masses without a single abusive element or military unit being punished.

The AFP, PNP and their paramilitary units are unleashed against the masses to protect big mining, logging and agribusiness concessionaires through the Investment Defense Force. The regime's anti-corruption and good governance drives are mere tokenisms as military and police personnel are intimately involved, if not the masterminds of massive corruption and organized crime.

As the military operations of the 10th ID-AFP continue in both the rural and urban areas, the NPA under the absolute leadership of the CPP and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is ever determined to strengthen its political and military capacity to defend the people. All military and police personnel, including armed "peace and development" troops, active Cafgus, paramilitary combatants, investment defense forces and intelligence agents shall be targets of tactical offensives by the people's army. The people's army shall fight fiercely for the people's interest as it strictly adheres to the international war protocols and the Comprehensive Agreement for the Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CAR-HR-IHL).

In the course of advancing the people’s democratic revolution, Red fighters will inflict head and body blows against the enemy. The enemy is extremely terrified of the people's army and the Milisyang Bayan's skillful use of indigenous weapons such as the command-detonated explosives and falsely ascribe it as violative of the Ottawa Treaty. The Aquino regime’s maneuver to impose a long-term ceasefire in the GPH-NDFP peace talks aims to pacify the will of the revolutionary forces and the people. It is a precondition and a ploy intended to deliberately evade addressing the roots of the armed conflict. But the GPH under Aquino, like its predecessors, can never obtain its self-serving aims amid the people's long desire for revolutionary change highlighted by the ever-worsening economic and political crises; and the people's clamor for independence from US domination, and for genuine land reform and national industrialization.

With the present economic and political conditions and how the Aquino regime deals with these, there is no indication that any significant change will happen. His rhetoric of daang matuwid has not in any way alleviated the lives of the Filipino masses as he continues to cater to the interests and demands of his US imperialist master and the local ruling elite.

Only by addressing the roots of the armed conflict can there be real change for the Filipino people -- as it is being struggled by the NDFP negotiating panel in the current Peace Talks and through the resolute struggle of the Red fighters and the revolutionary masses in the field. A just and lasting peace can only be obtained by asserting our national sovereignty and control of our national patrimony through genuine land reform and nationalization under a genuine people’s democratic government or an anti-imperialist unity of democratic forces.

The masses cherish their people's army because the NPA upholds the will of the oppressed. And together with the masses of workers and peasants, Red fighters painstakingly work and struggle to advance the protracted people’s war to the strategic stalemate stage and until total victory is achieved.

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Fight and defeat the US-Aquino regime and fulfill the requirements for advance toward the strategic stalemate-CPP (NDF)

Fight and defeat the US-Aquino regime
and fulfill the requirements for advance toward the strategic stalemate*

Message of the CPP Central Committee

Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines
29 March 2011


In celebration of the 42nd founding anniversary of the New People's Army (NPA) on March 29, 2011, we the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines salute all the Red commanders and fighters. This is a time to honor our revolutionary martyrs and heroes, take stock of our strength and achievements and renew our resolve to advance the people's war to a new and higher stage.

Together with the entire Party and the entire Filipino people, we celebrate the accumulated victories of the NPA in the revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes. We congratulate and commend the NPA for defeating Oplan Bantay Laya and for scoring significant victories in the process.

We are well prepared and highly confident to confront and defeat one more US-designed plan to suppress the revolutionary forces of the people. This is Oplan Bayanihan, which is being unleashed by the new Aquino puppet regime of big compradors and landlords. It is dressed up and heavily made up in a vain attempt to make it look different from the much discredited Oplan Bantay Laya. But it is the same brutal continuation of its immediate predecessor and earlier antecedents from the time of Marcos.

Due to the persistence and increased rapacity of foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism, the broad masses of the Filipino people are suffering exploitation and oppression more than ever before and are ready to rise up against the Aquino regime and the entire ruling system. They are further outraged when the regime and its armed minions misrepresent revolutionary resistance as the cause of underdevelopment, poverty and other dire social conditions in the country.

1. Protracted crisis of the world capitalist system

There is no letup in the worsening crisis of the world capitalist system. The US and other imperialist powers dogmatically stick to the bankrupt policy of neoliberal globalization. Thus, the global economic crisis is protracted and is heading towards a worse stage. The entire capitalist world is actually in a state of depression and disorder.

The imperialist and puppet states continue to attack the rights of workers, press down wages and cut back on government social spending. They do so in order to provide more opportunities to the monopoly bourgeoisie for rapid capital accumulation and profit-making through tax cuts, state supply contracts, trade and investment liberalization, privatization of public assets, financial speculation and manipulation, deregulation and denationalization and plunder of underdeveloped economies.

The finance oligarchy and the rest of the monopoly bourgeoisie, who are responsible for unprecedented economic plunder in the last three decades and for the current grave crisis continue to amass superprofits by gobbling up public funds and passing the burden of the crisis on to the working people and the underdeveloped countries.

The public money doled to bail out the banks and key corporations has been used by these to show book profits and not to generate production and employment in order to counter the crisis and stimulate demand. Now confronted by huge public debt and deficits, the imperialist governments have adopted austerity measures at the expense of public sector employees, social services and the people in general who are obliged to pay higher taxes and service fees.

The crisis that used to be traced to the bursting of the housing bubble due to the abuse of household debt and the far greater abuse of corporate debt and derivatives in the financial markets has dramatically become the uncontrollable crises of imperialist and puppet states in the form of public deficits and public debt.

At the base of the financial crisis is the crisis of overproduction that besets the whole world and extends from raw materials, semimanufactures and basic industrial goods to high-tech electronic goods. The overconcentration and overcentralization of capital in the hands of the monopoly bourgeoisie have reached unprecedented levels while production stagnates and the livelihood of the workers and working people and the economies of the third world are devastated.

In the imperialist countries, the monopoly bourgeoisie are intensifying the exploitation and oppression of the people. Thus, the people are incited to resist and the working class is aroused to wage class struggle against the monopoly bourgeoisie. Outbursts of mass protests of the workers, the youth, women, immigrants and other people are occurring in North America, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. Anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist formations are steadily developing.

The monopoly bourgeoisie is using chauvinism, racism, religious bigotry, fascism and warmongering to divide and manipulate the people and draw them away from recognizing the roots of the crisis in the iniquitous system of capitalism and imperialism. But the rising reactionary currents generated by the monopoly bourgeoisie outrage the people and drive them to wage resistance and build their organized strength.

While the imperialist countries are still united against the people and the underdeveloped countries, they are increasingly at odds with each other over grave economic, financial, trade, security and other problems. In one summit after another, the imperialist leaders have failed to solve these problems and to stabilize the world situation. The traditional imperialists have serious contradictions with such new entrants as China, Russia, India and Brazil to the circle of global players.

The sharpest contradictions between the imperialist powers and the broad masses of the people are most flagrant in the underdeveloped countries. Subjected to the worst forms of exploitation and oppression by the imperialists and their local puppets, the people have begun to rise up in entire countries and global regions. Mass movements are surging forward along an anti-imperialist and democratic line of march.

The current widespread mass uprisings and armed revolutions in South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East are harbingers of more to come. They are bound to create the conditions for the rise of proletarian revolutionary parties and anti-imperialist and democratic mass movements.

In the particular case of Libya, the social turmoil has turned into a civil war between the Gadaffi regime and the opposition raising the old monarchist flag. The imperialist powers headed by the US have launched a war of aggression against the national sovereignty of Libya and the Libyan people under the pretext of humanitarian intervention to save civilians. The US pretends to yield chieftainship to the NATO that it in fact directs and controls.

The latest of the wars of aggression instigated by the US, UK and France has laid bare the contradictions among the imperialist powers. Germany and Russia, together with China, India, Brazil and other less developed countries are critical of the war and refuse to join it. The states of the Arab League are divided over the issue, while those of the African Union oppose the war of aggression.

Maoist parties are growing in strength and advancing in India, the Philippines and other countries and are taking the lead in advocating and waging people's war. They are in alliance with other revolutionary parties and mass formations in various countries and on a global scale.

As it protracts, worsens and deepens, the crisis of the world capitalist system poses the danger of more imperialist wars of aggression. At the same time, it favors the rise of revolutionary movements throughout the world in both developed and the underdeveloped countries.

Even before the imperialist powers can stem or alleviate the crisis that dramatically occurred in 2008, well substantiated and well reasoned estimates point to its new and worse stage occurring in 2016. Within this time frame, the Aquino regime and the entire ruling system face a dismal future as they remain servile to the policies dictated by the imperialist powers headed by the US.

2. Further rotting of the domestic ruling system

Under the weight of the worsening crisis of the world capitalist system and due to its backward character and chronic crisis, the Philippine ruling system of the big comprador bourgeoisie and landlord class is becoming ever more rotten and more exploitative and oppressive. It is hated by the broad masses of the people.

The Aquino regime is bound hand and foot to the US policy of neoliberal globalization. Its so-called Philippine Development Plan hews closely to this policy and serves to further violate the political and economic sovereignty of the people and auction off our natural resources and the rest of the national patrimony in order to let the foreign banks and firms and the big compradors and landlords like the Aquino and Cojuangco families rake in profits.

The Philippine economy continues to be ravaged by the neoliberal policy of denationalization, trade and investment liberalization, privatization of public assets and deregulation. It is being made ever more dependent on the export of cheap raw materials and cheap labor, on low value-added processing for reexport on call-center employment and rising levels of foreign and local public debt.

No cap whatsoever is effectively restraining public borrowing from abroad and from local sources. At the same time, the Aquino regime has an entire program of raising taxes and fees on social services. It has adopted a policy of austerity. It has allowed the prices of oil, food and other basic commodities to soar. The people are already fed up with the regime in such a short time because of their growing poverty and hardship, the failure of the regime to offer solutions to their basic problems and its obsession with gimmickry and triviality. They are endlessly insulted by claims that the popularity of the regime rises on the basis of manipulated poll ratings even as the prices of basic commodities are rising.

The Aquino regime is shamelessly following the US global war of terror and the US Counterinsurgency Guide in coming out with its own new internal security plan aimed at deceiving the people and destroying the revolutionary movement. The new campaign plan of military suppression is a viciously violent wolf masquerading as an amiable sheep. It is essentially a continuation of Oplan Bantay Laya as a futile antipeople attempt to defeat the armed revolutionary movement through brutal human rights violations perpetrated with impunity.

The regime makes false promises to the people to engage in good governance, deliver social services, engage in economic development and undertake security reforms. The military is assured of priority funding, despite the rampant corruption of military officers and the far more urgent need for economic development and social services.

The military is under orders to mouth demagogic slogans to dress up its antipeople, antinational and antidemocratic character and objectives as "whole of nation approach" or "people-centered" strategy and its military operations as "winning the peace", "peace and development" efforts and "respect for human rights".

But in fact, the military openly declares that it is still focused on its triad operations (synchronized combat, intelligence and civil-military operations) in order to defeat threats to the security of the reactionary state. The non-combat operations serve mainly to strengthen the intelligence network and intensify combat operations.

They are used to deceive the people, slander the revolutionary forces, mobilize the government agencies and nongovernmental organizations for the counterrevolutionary war and cosmetize the appearance of the military in order to facilitate combat operations against the revolutionary forces and the people. As in the case of the killing of botanist Leonardo Co, the AFP endlessly dishes out disinformation and outright lies in order to cover up its fascist crimes and human rights violations.

Local officials and government agencies and NGOs aligned with the regime are also assured of US and other foreign funding and local budgetary appropriations in order to deliver doleouts and palliatives with the devious aim of inveigling the people and communities in the guerrilla fronts into turning against the NPA and force them into providing intelligence for precise strike operations by the AFP against the NPA.

Cynically, the Aquino regime believes that it can continue to rule by carrying out US-dictated policies, avoiding to offer any real solution to the basic economic, social and political problems and engaging in mere gimmickry and psywar. The regime pretends to be unaware that the people have a growing contempt for its failure to fulfill its promises to hold the Arroyo regime accountable for corruption and human rights violations and to end poverty by eliminating corruption.

The basic contradictions in Philippine society continue to sharpen and flare up. The broad toiling masses of workers and peasants as well as the middle social strata are increasingly revolted by the escalating exploitation and oppression inflicted on them by foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism.

As the broad masses of the people are restive, the contradictions among the reactionaries are bursting out recurrently in violent ways. The various competing political factions of the ruling classes have private armed groups and their own political and criminal cliques within the reactionary military, police and paramilitary forces.

The people and the rivals of those in power increasingly see the Aquino regime as excessively servile to foreign interests, incompetent and corrupt and prone to the use of violence despite its own self-serving claims to the contrary.

3. Possibilities from the crisis conditions

The crisis conditions are favorable for advancing the people's war from the stage of strategic defensive to the strategic stalemate. The Party is correct in setting the line of march for the revolutionary movement in the medium term.

It is the duty of the NPA to wage the people's war and advance from stage to stage in order to realize the people's aspirations for national liberation and democracy. The armed counterrevolution must be frustrated and defeated in its plan to destroy or reduce to inconsequentiality the armed revolution and thus leave no way for the people to achieve national and social liberation.

Oplan Bayanihan is the same creature as Oplan Bantay Laya, wearing the signature lipstick of "internal peace and security plan". It advertises itself with the slogan of "winning the peace" and misrepresents its brutal military campaign of suppression as "peace and development" outreach operations in order to camouflage the escalation of the triad operations of synchronized combat, intelligence and civil-military operations. In pursuit of the US Counterinsurgency Guide 2009, the Aquino regime can pay lip service to peace and reconciliation and use peace negotiations as a mere disposable tactic or ploy.

But why resume the formal meetings of the peace negotiations between the reactionary government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines at this time? The peace negotiations are a means for the people and the revolutionary forces to proclaim the program of the new-democratic revolution and challenge those in the reactionary government to agree to address the roots of the civil war with basic social, economic and political reforms in order to lay the basis for a just and lasting peace.

Under pressure by the crisis of the ruling system and the growing strength of the armed revolutionary movement, the Aquino regime is being reminded of the option to come to a peace agreement with the revolutionary movement or persist in using the peace negotiations as a futile attempt to deceive and undermine the fighting will of the people and the revolutionary forces and to dream of their capitulation or destruction.

The enemy's use of the peace negotiations to deceive the people is preempted by the declaration of the revolutionary forces that the line for a just and lasting peace is no different from the line of people's revolutionary armed struggle for national liberation and democracy. The NDFP has frustrated every attempt of the reactionary government to frontload the end of hostilities in the peace negotiations or to engage the NDFP in ceasefires that obscure and lay aside the need to address the roots of the armed conflict through basic reforms.

The revolutionary movement is exerting extra efforts to accelerate the progress of the peace negotiations and has even gone so far as to offer an immediate alliance and truce on the basis of a concise declaration to assert national independence, expand democracy, develop the economy through land reform and national industrialization and undertake international relations for the purpose of peace and development.

The Aquino regime cannot take comfort from the notion that the revolutionary movement cannot yet overthrow the ruling system in the next five years or from any scheme for the counterrevolutionary armed forces to destroy the revolutionary movement, render it inconsequential or make it capitulate.

The revolutionary mass movement is capable of removing the Aquino ruling clique from power in the same manner that the Marcos and Estrada ruling cliques were removed and the Arroyo ruling clique was almost removed. Some errors in the conduct of the mass movement allowed the regime to maneuver and survive through sheer brutality and terrorism. Lessons must be learned from the failure to overthrow the Arroyo ruling clique despite its extreme isolation and unpopularity. Errors must be reviewed and rectified so that the revolutionary mass movement can realize the full potential of the favorable objective situation.

The crisis conditions, the growing strength of the revolutionary movement, the rapid rate at which the Aquino regime is being exposed as antipeople, antinational, anti-democratic, corrupt and brutal are such that the revolutionary forces can build a broad united front and generate a mass movement to isolate and remove the Aquino ruling clique from power in a relatively short period of time.

The rising prices of oil, food and other basic commodities are a signal for a brewing political storm that in other countries and regions of the world is already raging. The combustible issues of corruption are bound to catch up with Aquino despite the propaganda that he is personally clean.

The people are taking him to task not only for failing to prosecute and imprison the Arroyos for corruption and gross human rights violations but more so for condoning the economic crimes of Eduardo Cojuangco and Lucio Tan and favoring them and other big donors to the Aquino electoral campaign fund in 2010. It is only a matter of time that the backroom operations of Aquino's close kin and friends are exposed. The return of the "Kamag-anak Inc." and the rise of the so-called "Kaklase at Kaibigan Inc." are giving rise to growing cynicism over Aquino's anticorruption slogans.

The Aquino family and its sycophants have long boasted that they were mainly or solely responsible for the overthrow of the Marcos fascist dictatorship and that the revolutionary movement did not have any role in it. They are blinded by their accumulation of spoils in the persistent ruling system and fail to see that the revolutionary mass movement has played a major role in the overthrow of reactionary ruling cliques and has accumulated strength from such exercises of people's power.

It is a matter of justice long overdue that the revolutionary movement uses its growing strength to dispel once and for all the lie that the revolutionary movement had nothing to do with ending the Marcos dictatorship and that only those like the Aquino family and their hangers-on who can collect the spoils of bourgeois power are the victors in the protracted struggle between revolution and counterrevolution.

In one regime after another, renegades from the revolutionary movement have served as special agents of anticommunism and reaction and have been rewarded with positions in the reactionary government. The people and the revolutionary forces would find satisfaction if the renegades hanging on to the Aquino regime would lose their jobs and the Aquino family loses the pretense at having the right of patent over the power of the people in one more exercise of this in a magnitude and manner comparable to that which brought down Marcos and Estrada.

4. Political requirements for the advance of the people's war

The negotiating panels of the entity that now calls itself the Government of the Philippines (GPH formerly GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines have been able to resume formal meetings because the former has lifted its illegitimate "suspension" of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and has declared that the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People's Army and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines are not terrorist organizations.

But we should have no illusion that a peace agreement would soon be reached by the NDFP with the reactionary government despite the optimistic time frame expressed in the Oslo Joint Statement of February 21, 2011. The GPH has already made thinly veiled threats that if the NDFP refuses to capitulate before the end of the first three years of the Aquino administration, then the GPH would terminate the peace negotiations. At the same time, the GPH and its pseudo-progressive hangers-on calculate that by then, the campaign of military suppression under Oplan Bayanihan shall have succeeded and made peace negotiations unnecessary.

The public should know that the GPH during the first round of formal talks attacked The Hague Joint Declaration as a document of perpetual division and qualified its affirmation of existing agreements with a claim to sole governmental authority in the Philippines and with an implied demand for the capitulation of the NDFP to the GPH. The GPH also brazenly withdrew the agreed upon June date of the second round of formal talks when it failed to get a ceasefire from the NDFP side for the duration of these talks.

At any time, the GRP can scuttle the peace negotiations in any of several ways: simply demanding the capitulation of the NDFP, refusing to release the JASIG-protected persons and the 350 political prisoners, opposing basic social and economic reforms, blocking the necessary political and constitutional reforms and the like. In the absence of a peace agreement, the broad masses of the people and the revolutionary forces must resolutely advance the people's war for national liberation and democracy from the stage of the strategic defensive to that of the strategic stalemate.

The CPP is ideologically, politically and organizationally prepared and capable of leading the new-democratic revolution and advancing the people's war from the current stage to a new and higher stage. In the process, the Party, the NPA, the NDFP and all other revolutionary forces of the people will grow in strength and gain the capability to perform greater tasks and achieve greater victories.

In ideological building, the Party must ensure that all current full members briefly review the Party Constitution and Program and the content of the basic Party course and proceed quickly to accelerate the basic education of the candidate-members in connection with fulfilling the tasks for advancing the people's war in the next five years.

Prolonged studies at any level or promises of higher levels of education in the name of consolidation and further consolidation should not be used to delay the promotion of Party candidate-members to full Party members. We must avail of simplified study materials and procedures developed by our educators and propagandists, with the use of illustrations in print and other audio-visual aids. The study of entire Party courses can now be facilitated with audio-visual aids.

We must be sensitive to the desire of candidate-members to attain full membership as a recognition and measure of their worthiness as proletarian revolutionaries. We must boldly accelerate the recruitment of Party candidate-members from the ranks of the advanced mass activists, without letting in a single undesirable.

The Party cadres at the branch level and in the Party groups within the mass organizations must make sure that the candidate-members are promoted to full membership within the period of candidature stipulated by the Party Constitution for various class categories; i.e., six months for those of worker or peasant origin and one year for those of petty bourgeois origin.

We need to increase our Party membership from the current tens of thousands to at least 250,000 in the next five years or so at the annual average of one Party member recruiting another to become a Party member. Party organs and units at all levels, from the branch to the Central Committee must assess the Party membership and plan how the current Party members within their respective scopes can be increased.

We can aim to fulfill this target in the plan only if we vigorously and successfully develop the mass movement in the urban and rural areas. Only through the development of the mass movement can we have a large base for recruiting Party members for various types of revolutionary work as well as for service as Red fighters of the NPA.

We must be able to deploy more Party members from the ranks of workers and the educated youth for service in the people's army and for mass work and building Party branches, mass organizations and organs of political power in the countryside. We must systematically send urban-based Party candidate-members and mass activists to do social investigation and mass work in the countryside and become Red fighters of the people's army.

In political building, the Party must propagate the new-democratic revolution and generate the mass movement by arousing, organizing and mobilizing the toiling masses of workers and peasants and all other patriotic and progressive strata and sectors in both urban and rural areas.

The urban-based mass movement must grow in strength and advance in order to raise the burning issues affecting the lives of the people, to enlighten and militate the people and press hard against the ruling clique and the entire ruling system. There is no dearth of outstanding issues that should be addressed by the mass movement. The incessant increases in oil prices, the rising costs of living, widespread unemployment, landlessness and homelessness, rural poverty, hunger, the spread of disease and the rapid deterioration of social services all infuriate the people and rouse them to political action.

The crucial task for the mass movement is to put forward critical analysis and lay out the correct line of struggle against the ruling reactionary clique and system and mobilize its forces to reach out to the masses in their millions through effective organizing and propaganda work in order to rally the people to fight for their national and democratic aspirations.

The patriotic and progressive mass organizations must be enlarged and militated. They must transform the people's hatred of the ruling system into organized revolutionary strength and avail of, and test, the current regime's pretenses at respecting democratic rights. The mass struggles in the urban areas are still legal and defensive and the objective is to enlarge the mass actions rather than go into small and isolated provocative actions.

But there must be an increasing measure of militancy. We have an abundant wealth of experience of militating and mobilizing the masses as we did in the First Quarter Storm of 1970 and in the process of overthrowing the Marcos dictatorship in the period of 1983-86 and the Estrada regime in the period of 1999 to 2001. Should the Aquino regime resort to attacking and suppressing mass protest actions, the people would rise up on a wide scale as already seen in our history and in various countries and continents today. In our historical experience, the attacks of the Marcos regime and subsequent regimes have only served to inflame and militate the masses. We observe in protest actions abroad that whenever these are attacked by the military or police, the mass protests spread and intensify until the regime is toppled.

A strong mass movement is needed in the urban areas in order to isolate and weaken the urban-based ruling clique and prevent it from being able to deploy more military and police forces against the armed revolutionary movement of the people in the countryside.

Without a strong urban-based legal democratic mass movement, the enemy can at will deploy more military forces against the people and the revolutionary forces in the guerrilla fronts. The Arroyo regime was overconfident in deploying more military forces in the countryside because the urban-based mass movement slackened and became smaller and the anti-Arroyo movement within the military was suppressed.

In any future alliance of the legal democratic forces and the disgruntled officers and members of the reactionary armed forces and police, the rallying cry should be for the latter forces within the reactionary government to respect the democratic right of free expression and democracy and allow the growth of the mass protests before they issue the declaration of withdrawal of support from the ruling clique.

The New People's Army is the main organization of the Party for arousing, organizing and mobilizing the people wherever it operates in the countryside. Its units can effectively engage in mass work and initiate the formation of organs of political power, mass organizations, militia in localities and self-defense units in mass organizations. But responsibilities for mass organizing must be continually passed on to the local Party branches and the mass organizations in order to allow the units of the people's army increasingly to have definite periods of politico-military training and combat duty.

The line for the people's army is to engage in intensive and extensive guerrilla warfare on the basis of an ever expanding and deepening mass base. Every NPA unit must have definite periods of combat duty, mass work and production. When on combat duty, the NPA unit must create or discover opportunities for wiping out enemy units. The NPA must relentlessly carry out tactical offensives in order to seize weapons and increase the thousands of Red fighters into many thousands more and cover all the rural congressional districts within the next five years.

The revolutionary armed struggle must be integrated with the agrarian revolution and the building of revolutionary bases. The peasant masses join and support the people's war only if their democratic demand for land is served by land reform, from the minimum to the maximum program. The people can see more clearly that they are winning in the revolution upon the establishment of democratic organs of political power from the level of the barrio organizing committee to the revolutionary barrio committee.

At every given time in the struggle, the Party, the NPA and the NDFP have a definite amount of strength. But through united front work, they can augment, amplify and maximize such strength directly or indirectly through allied forces. In developing the united front, the Party must seek common grounds for cooperation, taking into account the legitimate rights and interests of the forces in the alliance. But it must maintain independence and initiative and be vigilant against attempts of reactionaries in the alliance to hijack or lead astray the mass movement from the revolutionary road.

We must strengthen the unity of the toiling masses of workers and peasants in the basic alliance. We must link the basic alliance of the toiling masses with the urban petty bourgeoisie to build the alliance of progressive forces. Further on, we must link the progressive forces with the national bourgeoisie in order to build the patriotic alliance.

Still further, we are ever ready to form temporary and unstable alliances with sections of the reactionary classes in order to isolate and destroy the power of the most reactionary force. In this regard, we avail of the contradictions among the political and military factions of the ruling system. In forging and maintaining alliances with reactionary forces, the Party must be most conscious of the need for maintaining independence and initiative and sharpening revolutionary vigilance and prudence.

We have long respected and supported the right of the Moro people to self-determination. Their revolutionary struggle benefits ours and ours benefits theirs. We must maintain our alliance with them for our mutual benefit against US imperialism and the reactionary Manila government. The US and the local reactionaries must be frustrated in their scheme to derail or destroy either the NDFP or the MILF in order to turn the full force of the reactionary armed forces against either of the them. We are confident that the NDFP-MILF alliance will hold because their common enemy cannot meet the just demands of the Filipino people and the Moro people.

5. The strategy and tactics of people's war

The New People's Army must be resolute and fierce in strengthening itself and striving to defeat Oplan Bayanihan in the same revolutionary spirit that it strengthened itself and defeated the 14-year Marcos fascist dictatorship and all succeeding internal security plans of the reactionary successors of Marcos. The NPA must raise higher its revolutionary consciousness and fighting capability and intensify its tactical offensives in order to advance from the strategic defensive to the strategic stalemate within one or two five-year plans.

The NPA must firmly and vigorously pursue the strategic line of protracted people's war. This involves encircling the cities from the countryside and accumulating sufficient armed strength here over a protracted period of time until it gains the capability to launch the strategic offensive against the enemy holdouts in the cities and seize political power on a nationwide scale.

The strategic line avails of the social and physical terrain favorable for building a people's army in stages over a long period of time. The social terrain involves the class content of the line, availing of the participation of the peasant majority of the people in the revolution and fulfilling their democratic demand for land. The physical terrain refers to the wide space for growth, deployment and maneuver of the people's army.

At the current stage of the strategic defensive for the people's army, the enemy forces are on strategic offensive because they are superior to the people's army in a proportion of ten to one in terms of number of troops, military equipment and training. But at the tactical level, the people's army can have the superiority of ten to one against the enemy forces by enjoying the support of the people and by being able to use the element of surprise against specific enemy units at a particular place and time.

The NPA must carry out a war of fluid movement and must avoid decisive engagements which put at risk the existence of any platoon or company. It must wage only those battles that it is sure of winning. When at risk of losing in a decisive engagement, it must always be ready to trade space for time.

It must exercise flexibility in the use of tactics of concentration, dispersal and shifting. It concentrates strength superior to that of a target enemy unit for attack. It disperses to deprive the enemy of any visible target or when it conducts mass work among the people. It shifts position when it evades the attack of a superior enemy force and maneuvers to gain time or an advantageous position.

The existing 110 guerrilla fronts must continuously be developed so that all or most of them become company-size fronts and give rise to new guerrilla fronts. They must increase to at least 180 guerrilla fronts in the next five years. The Party leadership and the NPA command of a guerrilla front can take the initiative of deploying armed propaganda teams, squads or platoons to create a new guerrilla front. Adjacent guerrilla fronts must be able to help each other. A relatively stonger guerrilla front must be able to extend the support needed by a weak guerrilla front. In the same manner, relatively stronger regional commands must be able to extend the support needed by the weaker regional commands.

Guerrilla fronts adjacent to each other are clustered to form a wider war theater that enables a wider scope of command, coordination, mutual support and maneuver. This should provide more and better options for offensive and defensive purposes, further speed up the growth of guerrilla warfare and enhance the building of the complete structure of force of the NPA from the regional force down to local guerillas and the people's militia.

The Party must direct the formation of various levels of command in order to make effective deployment of NPA units for various objectives on varied scales. Such objectives include combat, mass work, production and tax collection. Any level of command must have its own force adequate for security and combat and must have enough personnel and resources to perform its duties.

The NPA has already accumulated a critical mass for bold intensification of guerrilla warfare and advance toward a higher stage in the people's war. The people's army must relentlessly launch tactical offensives in order to seize weapons for creating new units, to increasingly change the balance of forces and to move from the stage of strategic defensive to the strategic stalemate. It must aim to accumulate 25,000 rifles in order to develop into the stage of the strategic stalemate.

Every level of command and every unit of the NPA must be conscious of its current armed strength, estimate and plan or target how many more weapons can be seized within a certain period and how to carry out the tactical offensives to seize weapons. The people's army must always be alert to opportunities for tactical offensives aimed at seizing weapons.

The whole array of the structure of force of the NPA which should include regional forces, local forces, people's militia and urban partisans must continue to wage intensive and extensive guerrilla warfare on the basis of an ever widening and deepening mass base in order to seize firearms and develop the capability of platoons and companies to wipe out enemy units. The main form of tactical offensives must be annihilative, the objective being to wipe out enemy units in order to seize weapons and demoralize the enemy forces.

But certain other tactical offensives must be undertaken to inflict attrition and wear down the enemy forces. These include partisan warfare in urban areas, sparrow warfare, sniping operations, land mine warfare, interdiction of the fuel and supply lines of the enemy and destruction of military vehicles, depots and other fixed installations that are being used against the people's army.

The NPA must deliver effective blows to the head and body of the enemy whenever possible. The enemy must be made to bleed every day from as many wounds inflicted as possible on a nationwide scale. Ultimately, it can be made to weaken and collapse.

The extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare will yield additional weapons and additional fighting units, improve the tactics and technique of the people's army and raise higher command effectiveness at every level in terms of formations and territorial scope. It will produce the elements of regular mobile warfare, especially when the NPA companies begin to cohere or increasingly coordinate in carrying out tactical offensives. The new and higher level of warfare will be attained on the basis of the victories of guerrilla warfare.

Our policy is to be fierce in battle but to be lenient towards enemy personnel who surrender or lose the capacity to fight due to injuries and who become our captives. We must maintain this policy to serve the long-term objective of encouraging enemy personnel and units to take the revolutionary side of the people or at least cease fighting against the people's army.

The revolutionary armed struggle is facilitated when the reactionary armed forces, police and paramilitary forces tend to disintegrate. Special units of the Party as well as close friends and relatives who are on the revolutionary side must encourage the officers and rank-and-file personnel of the reactionary armed forces to take a patriotic and progressive position on issues and to act in the national and democratic interests of the Filipino people.

We must follow strictly the directives of the Party and the NPA on the proper use of electronic equipment for communications and storage of information. These are very efficient for our positive purposes but when not properly used or handled, these are likewise very efficient in revealing to the enemy any location, identification, status and plan of current and accumulated tactical and strategic information that the enemy can exploit against the revolutionary forces. We have incurred losses of personnel and resources due to mishandling of electronic and digital equipment. And we must continuously study and apply their proper handling and use to enhance our advantage.

The NPA must further integrate revolutionary armed struggle with agrarian revolution and building revolutionary bases. The minimum land reform program must be brought to a new and higher stage. Whenever possible, the maximum land reform program must be carried out, especially in extensive areas from where the people's army has disabled and driven away the despotic gentry and the big landgrabbers. Peasant associations can plan out and coordinate antifeudal mass campaigns and struggles from the municipal to the inter-district levels in order to mobilize tens of thousands of peasant masses.

In guerrilla fronts, certain alliances can be formed by which local reactionary government units can be used to prevent or counter the worst enemy military operations. But the guerrilla fronts can increase to such a great number that they can cover all or most of the rural congressional districts, reduce or eliminate the power of reactionary local governments, and cohere to form relatively stable base areas.

The relatively stable base areas can be developed only if the reactionary organs of political power are dismantled and replaced by the revolutionary organs of political power. In order to displace the political power of the reactionaries and build the revolutionary organs of political power, the people's army and the revolutionary mass movement must exert all efforts to drive away and punish the local despots and bad elements that oppress the people, giving the chance to reform to those who have not incurred blood debts from the people and who submit themselves to the laws of the revolutionary government.

The enemy has recently been developing long line intelligence work among the specialized intelligence agencies and has always tried to establish and develop intelligence networks of various types in localities, in certain institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and mass organizations. We must be alert to the existence and operations of these networks, which can now use the cellphone and other high-tech means of communicating with their handlers or supervisors. We must exert all efforts to dismantle these enemy intelligence networks.

Our best weapon is to develop the consciousness and capability of all revolutionary forces and the people to detect such network and specific agents. The people's army, the militia and the self-defense units of the mass organizations must actively surveil unreliable or suspected elements and conduct their own intelligence work. Their findings must be submitted to responsible higher authorities for proper evaluation, further investigation and confirmation prior to taking appropriate action respectful of due process and other democratic rights.

The people's army must dispatch units to arrest for prosecution the plunderers, violators of human rights, local tyrants, the most antisocial criminal elements and enemy informers. Such units must be prepared to give battle to targets of arrest who are armed and dangerous or who head criminal armed groups. The local tyrants and the worst of exploiters include the evil landed gentry, the local warlords and those who grab the land, destroy the environment and rob the people of their natural resources.

We must adhere to the Comprehensive Agreement on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in going after the violators. The main criminals, accomplices and beneficiaries involved in gross and systematic human rights violations and in plunder must not be allowed to thrive on the fruits of their crimes. Their ill-gotten wealth must be turned over to the people's government and to the victims. They are subject to prosecution by the people's court and upon verdict of guilt to punitive actions by the people's army.

The most effective way for the people to stop the reactionary government from delivering the land and mineral resources to foreign corporations is to build an effective mass movement against them and to allow the people's army to disable and destroy the equipment and other facilities of the antinational and antipeople corporations and their local agents.

The Party, NPA, the mass organizations and the people's government must be sustained by contributions from those who benefit from land reform and wage increases. Production must be undertaken in various ways for the benefit of the people's army and their families and the Red fighters. It is the duty of the people's government to collect taxes and fees and to impose fines for the purpose of funding social services, administrative operations and defense. The NPA serves as the tax enforcement agency of the people's government.

The NPA must be acutely conscious of escalating US military intervention under the policy of the US global war of terror, the US-RP Mutual Defense Agreement, Visiting Forces Agreement, the US Counterinsurgency Guide and various pretexts, including joint military exercises, humanitarian missions, civic action and the like. US troops are active in military campaigns of suppression as advisors, trainors and intelligence support.

As the NPA grows in strength, we can expect the US to engage in open aggression against the people. The Filipino people and the revolutionary forces must therefore seek the solidarity and support of the peoples of the world against current and prospective military operations of the US in violation of the national sovereignty of the Filipino people and the territorial integrity of the Philippines.

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Be resolute, daring and creative in achieving the requisites for strategic stalemate-NPA (NDF)

Be resolute, daring and creative
in achieving the requisites for strategic stalemate*

Ka Ariel Montero
Pulang Diwata Command
- NPA-Northeastern Mindanao
March 29, 2011

Red salute to the Red Commanders and Red Fighters as we celebrate the 42nd founding anniversary of the New People’s Army! Let us bestow the highest honors to the revolutionary martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the people. They are heroes that inspire the revolutionary forces in carrying the people’s democratic revolution towards victory.

Under the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army stand as exemplary soldiers of the people, genuinely protecting the masses and sincerely serving them. Every Red Fighter has iron discipline, wholeheartedly adhering to the Three Main Rules of Discipline and Eight Points for Attention. Because of this no black propaganda of the past and present regimes succeeded and the masses’ respect for the NPA remain.

The true people’s army will further flourish under the deceitful Oplan Bayaniha of the US-Noynoy Aquino regime. The mercenary AFP will fail to win the hearts of the masses as they, time and again, witnessed the AFP’s puppetry to imperialists, big landlords and big bureaucrat capitalists. In North-Eastern Mindanao, the mercenary or paid AFP has made a practice of pretending to be Red Fighters during their military operations to get the people’s trust. But they fail as they are easily exposed and their tyranny and deceit of the masses revealed.

The call of the CPP to advance the people’s war from strategic defensive to achieving the requisites for strategic stalemate in less than five years was answered by the NPA with successive victorious tactical offensives. From March 2010 until March 2011 there have been 123 military actions, confiscating 84 assorted firearms from the enemy. Four Red Fighters valiantly offered their lives.

The NPA is not just a combat army, it organizes the peasantry and the lumad people to establish their revolutionary unity and carry out agrarian revolution. Since March 2010 until the present, there are 34,000 families benefitting from the different types of agrev in North-Eastern Mindanao Region. The NPA also delivers social services like health care in communities inside the guerilla zone, launches literacy activities and promotes revolutionary culture.

But these are small victories. We need to launch more and larger tactical offensives. This can only be accomplished with an increase of those who will join the New People’s Army. Majority of the Red Fighters come from the peasantry and lumad. There is a need for the educated youth to take on a higher level of serving the people and for them to join the New People’s Army.

We should RESOLUTELY execute every task and firmly carry out the key link in organizing the countryside which is AGREV or agrarian revolution. Through agrarian revolution the majority of peasants will be mobilized, they will join the people’s army and fortify our guerilla bases. We are launching armed struggle in our bases to destroy the enemy. We should be CREATIVE in our DARING implementation of tasks, discover various methods and styles of effective actions.

To the youth, answer the challenge of the masses, join the New People’s Army!
Achieve the requisites of strategic stalemate within the next five years!
Advance the protracted people’s war to victory!
Long live the New People’s Army, the true people’s army!

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The rotten system in the AFP/PNP is not worth fighting and dying for-NDF

The rotten system in the AFP/PNP is not worth fighting and dying for*

Ka Frank Fernandez
March 28, 2011

"An Open Letter to all officers, men and women of the AFP/PNP/CAFGU"


Recent expose of the billions of pesos and even dollars pocketed by high officials of the AFP is not new. It is just getting worst and General Reyes death can’t cover up this mess. As new military campaigns against the revolutionary forces like the CPP-NPA-NDF ang the MILF are being crafted by the AFP/PNP and approved by Malacanang , corruption from top to bottom comes along. There is money in an anti-people war, everybody knows that . War is good business for corrupt officials (military & civilian). The war industry is also a profitable investment for US imperialism- the major supplier, trainor and the authority behind the series of dirty and bloody wars against the Filipino people.

Jobless sons and daughters of peasants, sugar workers, fishermen, urban poor and the middle class are being enticed and even force out of desperation just to be employed in the AFP/PNP/CAFGU to become mercenaries and protectors of the interests of big landlords, capitalists, and criminals in government in the guise of “national interest and security.”

Oplan Bantay Laya and now the present Bayanihan and other past campaigns have failed to crush the revolutionary movement because those expensive and US dictated campaign of suppression are anti-people and devoid of reality to the solution of the predicaments of the masses. Every year the reactionary government spends billons of pesos in taxpayers money in a war that it can never win in the field and the hearts and minds of the people but the incorrigible thieves in uniform and high positions always end up with a full pocket and bank accounts of converted, diverted and divided loot. US imperialism tolerates corruption in the AFP/PNP thru deals, rewards and kickbacks openly and secretly.

Noynoy Aquino, your commander-in-chief is a BIG landlord and businessman and so was Arroyo, Estrada, Ramos, Cory Aquino, Marcos and those before them. They are all puppets of US Imperialism which controls the wealth and destiny of our rich and beloved Philippines . The present investigation of corruption will only lead to nowhere if the corrupt system remains.

Only the realization of genuine land reform and nationalist industrialization can provide for productive jobs for the present and future generations. Land monopoly and foreign control of our basic industries and a government run like a private or family business by the ruling elites will perpetuate a system of mendicancy, foreign exploitation of our natural and human wealth and a fascist war wage by a reactionary government against it’s own people.

Enough is enough. Open your eyes and your hearts, think deeply, listen to the cries of the people for land, decent jobs, homes, social justice and freedom . Stop following orders from your superiors to harrass, intimidate and kill the people. Turn your rifles to the real enemies of the people—the evil gang of US imperialism, the greedy and corrupt officials in power and their minions of fascist loyalists in the AFP/PNP. Resigning from the AFP/PNP/CAFGU is more of a noble commitment for change and is better than to remain blind, mute and deaf so as to maintain a rotten and corrupt system.

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On the 42nd anniversary of the NPA

On the 42nd anniversary of the NPA*

Kabataang Makabayan - Negros
Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid - Negros
March 28, 2011

“NPA will grow stronger and the Armed Struggle will intensify because of the ever worsening crisis in the country!”

This is the statement of two revolutionary underground organizations Kabataang Makabayan (KM) and the Pambansang Katipunan ng Magsasaka (PKM)- Negros before the 42nd anniversary of the NPA on March 29, 2011.

According to KM-Negros, many youth and students have now awakened and believe that the future of today’s and the future generations is by participating in the armed revolutionary movement. Despite the psy-war campaign of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in their old tune that the NPA has been weakened , the truth is many youth and students have voluntarily joined the Red Army without the promise of wages and benefits but on the principle of serving the people by advancing the armed revolution. On the other hand the AFP still need to enticed it’s recruits of high salaries, manhandles and tortures them as part of the training to make them bloodthirsty butchers, and get involve in corruption as they make their way to the top ranks. Amnesia is now an epidemic among the officers of the AFP when it come to the investigation of corruption and crimes against the people.

KM-Negros calls on all the patriotic and able-bodied-minded youth and students and the people to join and support the revolutionary movement , participate in the armed struggle so that genuine freedom and democracy can be achieved.

“Land Monopoly by Landlords and Imperialist control of the local economy of the Philippines for super profits has made life miserable for the people especially the poor peasant majority. The AFP /PNP serve as security guards and goons of the ruling class just like what they are doing in the island of Negros,” the PKM statement said.

According to the PKM, the NPA being a peasant Army led by the Communist Party is the real army of the oppressed classes. The NPA is a disciplined and daring Army that fights for the interests of the majority of the people. The peasants joining the NPA in big numbers show that the principles and intentions of the NPA for the people is correct so that genuine land reform and nationalist industrialization can be attained.

By the help of the NPA, the peasants and the people under a revolutionary government based in the countrysides were able to own and till the land, improve their livelihood, develop free social, health, and education services, obtain justice and mend conflicts thru the revolutionary people’s court,” PKM added.

The CPP-NPA is trying to advance the Peoples War to the strategic stalemate in the next 5 years.

“Oplan Bantay Laya 1 and 2 are complete failures, the fascist extension called Oplan Bayanihan, expensively deodorized by Pres Aquino is also bound to fail,” KM and the PKM concluded.

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The revolutionary movement advances in Leyte-NPA (NDF)

The revolutionary movement advances in Leyte*

Mt. Amandewin Command
March 28, 2011

In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the New People's Army on March 29, the Mt. Amandewin Command of the NPA in Leyte today said the revolution is gaining ground on the island and furthermore called for resistance to the Aquino regime's new Oplan Bayanihan. "The Mt. Amandewin Command has successfully carried out several tactical offensives in Leyte since 2010," said MAC spokesperson Ka Dodong Malaya. "Despite imposing a news blackout on the NPA offensives, the 8th Infantry Division was recently forced to acknowledge the growing strength of the NPA by redeploying the 802nd Infantry Brigade headquarters to Leyte from Bohol. This also meant reinforcing the 19th IB with the equivalent of two battalions, with the 78th IB and the 4th Special Forces Company-2nd SF Battalion."

Furthermore, Malaya condemned the Aquino government's Oplan Bayanihan as backed by US imperialism and a serious hindrance to the peace process. "How can the Aquino government claim to be for peace when it is preparing for all-out war, with a "counter-insurgency" campaign lifted from the US Counter-insurgency Guide, and with the AFP chief of staff recently gloating over receiving new military equipment from the US? If Aquino and the AFP claim to be for peace, it is the unjust peace of exploitation and oppression under the ruling system. If the NPA is intensifying guerrilla warfare, it is in fighting for a just and lasting peace based on national liberation and democracy. The peace talks may fail if the Aquino government does not have the political will to address the root causes of the armed conflict. Thus the NPA is one with the people, who must struggle for peace by insisting on their rights and basic demands against the fascist die-hards."

Malaya said the NPA was confident of fighting the fascist troops, but expressed concern over continuing human rights atrocities by the Aquino government. "The NPA is highly disciplined and motivated and is furthermore on the side of the people who are resisting mining, landgrabbing and other basic socio-economic problems. With the people's support, the NPA is thus capable of launching more guerrilla offensives in Leyte and is striving to raise the level of warfare towards strategic stalemate in the next few years. On the other hand, the AFP is suffering batllefield losses as well as beleaguered with scandals such as massive corruption, human rights violations even within its own ranks, and the mercenary dependence on US military aid and "counter-insurgency" guidance. The losing course of the AFP is showing not only through its mounting casualties, but also through the public outcry over human rights atrocities by the military, such as the massacre of Leonard Co and his companions as well as so many other peasant victims in Leyte."

The MAC spokesperson also related that casualty reports confirmed heavy losses among the fascist troops and minimal losses on the NPA's side. "In the NPA's military offensives from March 2010 to March 2011, the AFP sustained at least 40 elements killed in action and 12 wounded in action, while the NPA suffered one casualty killed in action. The NPA was also able to confiscate several long and short firearms, ammunition, other military equipment, and documents of high intelligence value. Among the latest tactical offensives was also the first by the Mt. Amandewin Command against the newly deployed 78th IB on March 8, 2011 in Brgy. Antipolo, Albuera. Confirmed killed in action in the NPA ambush was Pvt. Jonie Briones, while another soldier was wounded in action. The 802nd IBde commander, Col. John Bonafos, covered up his first defeat by lying to the media that the incident was an encounter initiated by them based on a tip from a military informer."

Malaya said the other NPA offensives are as follows:

> March 12, 2010 ambush on one column of the 19th IB in Brgy. San Vicente, Burauen. The NPA mbushed the last of three enemy columns that were withdrawing exhausted from a long operation. Five enemy soldiers were killed and two wounded, while a Red fighter was also martyred. The NPA confiscated one M203, one M16, and other war equipment.

> March 15, 2010 special operation against intelligence agent retired SPO4 Polangcos in Brgy. Antipolo, Albuera. Polangcos, former Albuera police chief, was shot dead by NPA counter-intelligence for being an intelligence agent and handler of the 19th IB in Carigara-Albuera and other places. He was also involved in extrajudicial killings, illegal drugs, and illegal logging. Taken from him and from his house in a separate operation were appointment and mission orders from the 19th IB, a .45 pistol, an M1 carbine, a .22 rifle, ammunition and documents of high intelligence value.

> June 16, 2010 ambush on 19th IB troops in Brgy. Antipolo, Albuera. Based on information from the peasant masses, the MAC was able to ambush a 19th IB platoon; 11 soldiers were killed in action.

> July 7, 2010 encounter in the Brgy. Tinaguban, Carigara. The 19th IB launched a massive operation with three columns from Kananga, Ormoc, and Carigara. An NPA scouting team then had an encounter with the enemy troops, resulting in four soldiers killed and two wounded. The entire NPA unit was able to retreat unscathed despite being encircled by enemy troops, who continued their operation for more than a week and also bombarded the area with howitzers.

> July 9, 2010 special operation against S/Sgt. Vergelio Ramal in Brgy. Caridad, Baybay, Leyte. The NPA punished Ramal, an intelligence official and head of the 19th IB Reengineered Special Operations Team in Carigara, Baybay, Albuera and Burauen. He was responsible for psywar operations and human rights violations under Oplan Bantay Laya in the said areas. Also confiscated from him were a .45 pistol and documents of high intelligence value.

> Oct. 1, 2010 raid on 19th IB troops in the area between Brgy. Salvacion and Brgy. Tinag-an, Albuera, Leyte. An NPA platoon monitored the operation of a column of the 19th IB and raided the enemy unit at 5:30 a.m. Seven soldiers were killed and two more wounded.

> Dec. 14, 2010 ambush on 19th IB troops between Brgy. Tigbao and Brgy. Candigahob, Carigara. The 19th IB launched a month-long operation from Nov. 13-Dec. 14 using more than 200 troops in the Carigara-Kananga-Ormoc mountain complex. This same operation led to the massacre of Leonard Co and his companions on Nov. 15. On Dec. 14, the 19th IB began withdrawing its troops, and the NPA ambushed at 9:30 p.m. the last of three 6x6 trucks that was carrying around 60 exhausted soldiers. At least 10 soldiers were killed and five wounded. #least 10 soldiers were killed and five wounded. #

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Rely on the masses, Launch anti-feudal struggle, daringly launch tactical offensives and fulfill our fighting tasks!-NDF

Rely on the masses, Launch anti-feudal struggle,
daringly launch tactical offensives and fulfill our fighting tasks!*

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
March 29, 2011

We join the whole Filipino people in congratulating the New People’s Army and in celebrating its 42nd founding anniversary. We salute all the revolutionary martyrs and heroes in Mindanao and the whole country who unselfishly offered their lives in the pursuit of our people’s national freedom and democracy!

NPA Guerilla Fronts in Mindanao have increased from 39 in 2009 to 44 at present, less than half of which are company-sized fronts. Additional NPA platoons and companies have also been formed. As a Red army under the guidance of the Party enjoying widespread mass support, the NPA in Mindanao continues to reap victories. In the year 2010 alone, the NPA has launched 200 tactical offensives, seized around 200 high-powered firearms, and annihilated over a battalion of enemy troops. In the first quarter of 2011, the NPA in Mindanao has launched more than 50 tactical offensives, confiscating almost 40 assorted firearms, 22 of which were high-powered rifles, annihilating a company and wounding around 50 enemy troops.

As organizers, the NPA in Mindanao has significantly contributed to the 10% increase in the number of barrios covered in the whole island; the 12% increase in organized masses under the different revolutionary mass organizations; the establishment of revolutionary organs of political power; and the formation, expansion and consolidation of alliances.

As the real people’s Army, it contributed greatly in the struggle for genuine agrarian reform. Hundreds of thousands of people have benefitted from it in the forms of: reduction of rent of both land and farm implements; reduction of usury; increase in the wages of farm workers; increase in the prices of agricultural products; the establishment of cooperatives and the exchange of labor-power; raising the productivity of farmers; and the launching of health, cultural and other mass-oriented campaigns. It has also defended the environment against wanton logging, mining and destructive agri-business plantations.

As fighters for a just and lasting peace, it has shown its high sense of discipline and political maturity in the strict observance of the 25-day reciprocal ceasefire from December 16 to January 3, and from February 15 to February 21. In spite of the 42 counts of provocative ceasefire violations of the GPH mercenary forces in Mindanao, these peace-loving, brave NPA men and women humbly held their fire in abeyance of the ceasefire and in creating a mutually favorable atmosphere for the GPH-NDFP peace talks.

In Mindanao and in the whole country, we have clearly frustrated the brutal onslaught of OBL 1 and OBL2 of the US-Arroyo regime and have grown stronger despite extreme difficulties. However, it is not just a question of frustrating Oplan Bayanihan nor of just getting stronger, but, more importantly, of growing in leaps and bounds, if we have to fully attain the requirements for our advance.
We are in the process of fulfilling these revolutionary tasks in the midst of an ever worsening global crisis of imperialism and the chronic crisis of our semi-feudal and semi-colonial society, exacerbated by the recent local and international calamities and by the strife in Middle Eastern and North African countries. The deodorized image of the US- Aquino regime, together with its US COIN-inspired Oplan Bayanihan, cannot hide nor appease the misery and the restlessness of the broad masses who are evermore subjected to intensifying exploitation and oppression.

Not even the “positive” statistics of social surveys can conceal the regime’s own burgeoning version of corruption, its shabby handling of OFW repatriation, Noynoy’s indulgence in luxury cars, his regime’s inaction against parasitic oil companies, its treasonous puppetry to imperialists that trample our sovereignty, plunder our natural resources and degrade our environment in the name of super-profit, in connivance with the local exploiting classes.

The “human rights, peace and development” tag of the rehashed Oplan Bayanihan cannot help veil the brutality of the regime. In less than a year in office, state security forces have already committed 40 extra-judicial killings, 5 enforced disappearances and 27 illegal arrests. Compare this to the nine-year record of the US-Arroyo regime’s 1,206 extra-judicial killings and 206 enforced disappearances, brace for a bloodier reactionary regime in the next five years.

Indeed, this situation is most favorable as we strive to fulfill the fighting tasks of the five year program set by our Party Central Committee. On top of these colossal tasks is our political will and determination to fight and overcome all odds. Let us set aside all pessimism, maintain our initiative at all times, and be flexible and creative in the midst of this fluid guerilla war.

We have to master the art of people’s war as did our Chinese and Vietnamese brothers when they crushed their imperialist and local enemies. We have to rely on the boundless potentials of the masses by launching the anti-feudal struggle, achieving economic gains, and making this a tangible motive for raising the fighting political and ideological consciousness of the masses, broadening and strengthening our mass bases, expanding and consolidating the revolutionary mass organizations, building the people’s organs of political power, and mobilizing the masses in their thousands for armed struggle. This full blown anti-feudal mass movement, complimented by the open legal anti-fascist and anti-imperialist struggle in the urban areas, shall be our vast source of new Party recruits and cadres to completely fulfill our Party organizational requirements.

Be daring in launching widespread and intensive tactical offensives on the basis of an ever widening and deepening mass base, and combat all forms of conservatism. All NPA units must maintain their combat readiness, meticulously accounting all possible military targets, seriously conducting political work among the reactionary forces, diligently undertaking mass work to organize the people’s militias and mobilize the masses, prepare the rear, the staging and the routes for our attacks and retreats, including logistical, technical and other requirements.

With utmost determination to advance and a firm grasp of our tasks, it is possible to march on with the nationwide completion of the strategic defensive stage, moving on to the next strategic stage of our people’s war in the next few years!

Mabuhay ang Bagong Hukbong Bayan!
Mabuhay ang Nagkakaisang Mamamayan!

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