Archive of Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson

PNP’s recent arrest in Sta. Catalina: proof of regime’s corrupt counterrevolutionary drive
July 19, 2022 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

The RMPC-NPA expresses condemnation and outright disgust on the recent claim of the PNP in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental involving the arrest of Charlie Saliganan, who they suspect as an active member of the revolutionary movement. Lt. Gen. Danao’s commendation of the arrest is akin to his commander-in-chief Marcos’ talent for fabrications. This act is […]

Ka Lino, true servant of the people
April 18, 2022 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

Coming from a poor peasant and farm worker’s family, Comrade Jonard Salo grew amidst the exploitative and oppressive hacienda system in Negros. In working in the vast sugar fields of North Negros he was confronted with abject working condition, low wages, lack of benefits, lack of social services from the government and other inhuman treatment. […]

Ka Lino, matinud-anong alagad sa katawhan
April 18, 2022 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

Gikan sa pamilya sa kabus nga mag-uuma ug mamumuo sa umahan, namat-an sa buot ni Kaubang Jonard Salo ang mapahimuslanon ug malupigon sistemang hacienda sa Negros. Sa pagtrabaho sa lapad nga katubhan sa Norte nasinati niya ang dili makatawo nga kahimtang sa trabahoan, ubos nga suhulan, kawalay benepisyo, kawalay serbisyo gikan sa gobyerno ug pagtratar […]

NPA decry Sinas appointment
September 13, 2021 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

New People’s Army Southeast Negros Front Rachelle Mae Palang Command (RMPC-NPA) decried the appointment of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas as undersecretary at the Office of the President calling it a “[desecration] of the memories of the victims of massacres and other killings in Negros Island three years ago.” In a […]

Sinas appointment, grand injustice to Negros mass murder victims
September 11, 2021 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

The appointment of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas as undersecretary at the Office of the President, although not surprising considering Duterte’s penchant to fill government positions with retired military or police officials known for their records of grave human rights abuses, desecrates the memories of the victims of massacres and other […]

RMPC-NPA honors Silay martyrs
August 30, 2021 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

The New People’s Army (NPA) and the entire revolutionary movement in Southeast Negros render its highest tribute and red salute to the brave people’s warriors, Kerima Lorena “Ka Ella ” Tariman and Joery Dato-on “Ka Pabling” Cocuba, martyred in an armed clash with Duterte’s fascist 79th IB soldiers in Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Silay City, Negros […]

Victim of military persecution paraded as “NPA surrenderer”
August 19, 2021 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

Recently, the 11th Infantry Battalion (IB) in a statement alleged about the “voluntary surrender” of four “ranking New People’s Army members” in Negros Oriental. Among them is a certain “Bong” whom it described as remaining squad leader of Southeast Negros Front. Upon verification, the Rachelle Mae Palang Command (RMPC) have learned that Bong is not […]

11th IB frame up civilian farmer to project “winning image”
August 19, 2021 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

Alias “Bong” is not a New People’s Army (NPA) member, more so a squad leader, but an ordinary farmer residing in Sitio Avocado, Barangay Talalac, Sta. Catalina. This was verified by the Rachelle Mae Palang Command of the NPA’s Southeast Negros Front according to its spokesperson, Estrella Banagbanag. Recently, the 11th Infantry Battalion (IB) in […]

AFP-CentCom threatened by NPA gains in Southeast Negros
August 17, 2021 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

New People’s Army Rachelle Mae Palang Command (RMPC-NPA) spokesperson Estrella Banagbanag claimed that the series of focused combat and retooled community support operations proves that the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command (AFP-CentCom) is threatened by the gains and advances of the NPA in Southeast Negros. “Action speaks louder than words, why waste big […]

Unabated combat operations belie dismantle claim
August 16, 2021 | New People's Army | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson |

In a visit to the headquarters of the 11th Infantry Battalion (IB) in November last year, Central Command (CentCom) chief Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan announced the “dismantling” of New People’s Army (NPA) – Negros Southeast guerrilla front. This aggrandizement of fictional military feat against the NPA is repeated again this year by the Philippine Army’s […]