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Philippine Maoist Rebels Claim Killing 31 Troops, 38 Firearms Seized In May

June 24, 2007

Komfie Manalo – AHN Correspondent

Manila, Philippines (AHN) – The spokesman of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal said communist rebels have killed 31 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, while seizing some 38 firearms from security forces since May 3.

Rosal said the firearms include high-powered weapons such as M-60 machine guns.

The CPP, and its armed wing, the NPA have been waging Maoist-style guerilla warfare in the Philippines since the 1970s.

Rosal said communist rebels launched over a dozen tactical offensives in at least seven provinces in the last two weeks.

He said the communist rebels, which the CPP claimed to be operating in more than 100 guerrilla fronts across the country, lost only one rebel fighter and listed two others as wounded.



Phillippines Maoists News

May 29, 2007

Rebels kill 3 soldiers after blasting tower

COMMUNIST rebels blew up a cellphone transmission tower and killed three soldiers but suffered a casualty in a daylong gunfight in Baleno town, Masbate, an Army spokesman said yesterday.

Government troops were chasing rebels suspected of bombing a communications tower on the island province when they came under attack on Sunday, regional spokesman Lt. Col. Rhoderick Parayno said.

He said the outnumbered troops battled the New People’s Army guerrillas for several hours, but failed to hold their positions. By the time reinforcements arrived, the rebels had advanced, killing three soldiers and wounding two others, Parayno said in a statement.

After the attacks, the Southern Luzon commander, Lt. Gen. Alexander Yano, ordered the military to intensify counterinsurgency operations, Parayno said.

“The guerrillas withdrew toward the northwest carrying their casualties,” he said.

Reports reaching Camp Gen. Siemon Ola said the three soldiers killed were all members of the Ninth Infantry Division based in Masbate, and that the slain rebel remained unidentified.

In other violence, one soldier was killed and three were wounded in a clash with rebels in nearby Camarines Norte on Friday, police reported.

Also in the south, four suspected rebels fatally shot a former government militiaman in Sorsogon, and in neighboring Albay, six guerrillas shot to death a man they accused of being a military informer on Saturday, police said.

The rebels have been fighting for 38 years in Asia’s longest Maoist insurgency. The guerrillas, who claim to have a presence in 71 out of the Philippines’ 81 provinces, have recently stepped up attacks, prompting President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to order security forces to cut the 7,000-strong guerrillas force in half by 2010.

The rebels walked away from Norwegian-brokered peace talks in 2004 after accusing the government of instigating their inclusion on United States and European lists of terrorist groups. AP with Arlie Calalo and Mar Arguelles

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Gregorio "Ka Roger" Quote

April 7, 2007

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“All NPA units are ordered to increase the number, intensity, and frequency of tactical offensives as the people’s army’s main contribution to efforts to rapidly weaken and eventually oust the present Arroyo government that relentlessly inflicts suffering on the Filipino.” — Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal in Bigwas

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) releases "Bigwas" a documentary on the New Peoples Army

April 7, 2007

Video features celebrating NPA anniversary now posted on YouTube

The Information Bureau of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today announced that the recently released video documentary “Bigwas” and two other revolutionary music videos have been posted on YouTube. The documentary and music videos were released recently in conjunction with the celebration of the 38th founding anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA).

“Bigwas” is a feature documentary that exhorts the New People’s Army (NPA) to intensify its tactical offensives to deal armed blows against the Arroyo regime as punishment for perpetrating the extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and harassment of activists and members of progressive organizations and terrorizing their mass constituencies.

CPP spokesperson Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal said that “We take the opportunity of posting ‘Bigwas’ and other forthcoming documentary and music videos on the internet to make information on the New People’s Army more widely accessible to the public and thus serve to inspire a greater number of Filipinos in their efforts to resist the Arroyo regime’s brutal state terrorism through all forms of struggle.”

Internet users can view “Bigwas” by accessing the following addresses:

Part 1

Link to part 1

Part 2

Link to Part 2


Sino Proletaryo presents revolutionary songs Pagbati and Panaghoy

April 7, 2007

Sine Proletaryo has also produced music videos featuring two original revolutionary songs, namely “Pagbati” and “Panaghoy,” which can also be viewed on YouTube through the following addresses:

Pagbati (MTV)

Link to Pagbati

Panaghoy MTV

Link to Panaghoy