Landlessness, low crop prices drove Ka Alfred to join the NPA

Peasant masses of Agusan del Norte continue to take part in the armed revolution waged by the New People’s Army (NPA) as landlessness, low income and severe economic crisis worsen amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic. It is these conditions of poverty and oppression which drove Alfred Sajol to join the NPA and sacrifice his life for the people’s revolution.

Ka Alfred came from a lower-middle peasant family in Barangay 10, Buenavista town. His Tatay Fredo often sells vegetables at very low prices. At a very young age, he himself experienced exploitation and oppression. He suffered from meager wages and low farmgate prices of their crops. He wanted to pursue higher education after high school graduation but the circumstances prevented him.

As a young peasant, Alfred enthusiastically sought to take part in the people’s war. Last April, he left his family and decided to join the NPA at the age of 26.

Ka Alfred knew the sacrifices and challenges the people’s war entails. On July 24, he heroically offered his life to the people’s revolutionary cause. He was martyred in a firefight against the 29th IB in Sitio Kabagjangan, Barangay Jaliobong, Kitcharao town.

In a statement issued by Ka Diwa Habagat, spokesperson of NPA-Agusan del Norte, revolutionary forces gave salute to Ka Alfred and his contributions.

“The blood you sacrificed will rouse thousands of exploited and oppressed Filipinos to continue the revolution that you died for,” the tribute read.

Landlessness, low crop prices drove Ka Alfred to join the NPA