21 January 2019

NPA-Western Samar punishes military intelligence asset

Arnulfo Ortiz Command
New People's Army-Western Samar

People's War Bulletin |  January 21, 2019

Red fighters from the Arnulfo Ortiz Command (New People’s Army-Western Samar) punished military intelligence asset Erning Gan last January 17 at 3 p.m. in Barangay Concepcion, Paranas, Western Samar. Gan was a counterrevolutionary and bad element who spied on the people and the NPA. The partisan operation was also a slap on the military’s arrogance as it was done amidst the heavy presence of fascist troops in the civilian community. The people rejoice at Gan’s punishment that serves as a warning to other counterrevolutionary and bad elements to mend their ways and stop supporting the Duterte regime’s fascist terrorism.#

19 January 2019

AFP suffered casualties, NPA unharmed in Jan. 11 ambush by the Arnulfo Ortiz Command in Samar

Press Release | January 19, 2019

The Efren Martires Command of the New People's Army-Eastern Visayas belies the claims of the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army that the NPA suffered heavy casualties in a battle last January 11 at past 4 p.m. in Barangay Bay-ang, San Jorge, Samar. It was in fact the Armed Forces of the Philippines that suffered nine confirmed wounded in action and seven unconfirmed killed in action, while the NPA had no casualties, according to the latest report of the Arnulfo Ortiz Command. The NPA turned the tables on the troops of fascist GRP President Duterte and ambushed them as the soldiers were on an offensive operation. Red fighters of the Arnulfo Ortiz Command also successfully carried out a harassment operation against Duterte's troops last Jan. 17 at past 3 p.m., with details to follow. Meanwhile, the Efren Martires Command calls on the AFP to observe the GRP-NDFP Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law  after continuous military operations and overflights by military helicopters have forced the residents of Barangay Bay-ang to evacuate to the San Jorge town center and demand the intervention of the local government so they could return to their community and livelihood. ##

18 January 2019

PNP, AFP comical in painting fair conduct of 2019 elections under their watch - NDFP-EV

News Release
18 January 2019

 PNP, AFP comical in painting fair conduct of 2019 elections under their watch - NDFP-EV

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today poked fun when last January 19, the police, army, Commission on Elections, interior and local government department, and Dueterte's ally, the Romualdez political dynasty in Tacloban and Leyte's first district, joined forces in holding a unity walk, inter-faith prayer rally, peace covenant signing and zumba in line with their purported campaign for a secure and fair 2019 midterm elections dubbed SAFE 2019.

"The AFP's zumba, and the PNP's howling to the skies in dramatic prayer will not erase the glaring reality that they are all part and parcel of the continuing rotten, violent, and undemocratic elections under the reactionary ruling system," said Fr. Santiago Salas, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in Eastern Visayas.

"The plethora of activities by the police, 78th and 93rd IB, along with local ruling politicians are all but a waste of public funds intended to promote the notion of free and democratic elections under the semifeudal and semicolonial ruling system. The fact remains that in Eastern Visayas as in the whole country, the landlords, big businessmen and bureaucrat capitalist with the most guns, goons, and gold gets 'elected'," added the revolutionary priest. "The Duterte regime itself intends to steal the elections by ensuring the victory of its confederates, and thus railroad afterwards a fascist dictatorship under the cover of federalism and charter change."

"Thus the PNP and AFP's PR stunts are useless in the face of the militarization of countryside persists thereby manipulating the voting
in barrios; as the chilling effect of the PNP's anti-poor Oplan Tokhang
lingers; and as warlord politicians maintain their own private armies, of course with the PNP and AFP's blessing. The people must fight against this bleak scenario by waging mass struggles, including electoral struggle, as well as most effectively by taking up arms to overthrow the reactionary ruling system for good and establishing a democratic government that really looks out for their sovereign interests," concluded Salas." #