The Romulo Jallores Command of the New People’s Army invited journalists of select local and international media groups to a press conference in a guerilla camp deep in the Bicol Region. By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA / Kodao Productions
In response to ongoing military operations against communists, NPA guerrillas staged tactical offensives in the Bicol region, Kalinga Province in the North, Compostela Valley in Mindanao and Northern Samar in the Visayas, scoring victories that netted them dozens of firearms while inflicting casualties on both AFP and paramilitary forces.
A few weeks ago, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the deployment of more troops to crush the “insurgency,” but the men and women, both old and young, of this armed revolution just laughed.
“In any war, the people are the most decisive and so, the military will never be able to crush the Party.”
This testimony focuses on Mary, Recca, Tin and Tanya who went to the University of the Philippines-Diliman. As activists and eventually as part of the revolutionary NPA, these women forged their identities by fighting across lines of interlocking oppressions. This account cannot give justice to their work. Rather, my goal is to talk about how revolution looks like in the lives of these revolutionary women.
“The armed men inside the white vehicle which the government troops said was that of the PSG identified themselves as from the Army.”
Ni MARK ANGELES Sapagkat ang baya’y hindi nila magagapi, Ka Zola, Ka Nante, Ka Ugis, Ka Emil, Nilandas mo’t ginabayan ang masa’t gerilya Sa mga nayo’t sona ng Ilocos at Cordillera. Dito sa amin sa Kalakhang Maynila, Ka Tolayts, Ka Daniel, Ka Dario, Papa Dee, Sumibol ka sa LFS at CEGP, sa UE at PUP,…
During the first round of formal talks in Oslo, Norway held in August, both parties agreed to “reconcile and develop their separate unilateral ceasefire orders into a single unified bilateral document within 60 days.”
The CPP’s Central Committee and the NPA’s National Operational Command said the interim ceasefire takes effect today and will remain valid during the course of peace negotiations until superseded by a joint ceasefire agreement or until a notice of termination of the said ceasefire declaration takes effect.
Rubi del Mundo, spokesperson of the NDFP-SMR said the order to release prisoners of war is a goodwill measure for the formal resumption of formal peace talks scheduled on Aug. 22 in Oslo, Norway.
“He (Duterte) is showing himself to be more and more cantankerous, inventing one reason after another to attack the CPP and NPA instead of finding ways to push forward peace negotiations,” the CPP said.