3ID spox spew out lies and intrigues
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Ka Juanito Magbanua, spokesperson of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command – New People’s Army in Negros Island, denounced the statement of 3ID spokesperson Major Pancito on the death of Roselyn Jean Pelle Command leader Kerima Lorena “Ka Ella” Tariman last August 20, 2021.
Magbanua also rejected Pancito’s claim that “no less than their own leadership” categorized the North Negros Front as dismantled “for failing to meet party standards.”
“The military’s statement is a lie since no guerrilla front or even a NPA unit in Negros have been destroyed by the enemy,” said Magbanua.
Despite the intensified, focused and massive military operations, the Party leadership continues to strengthen, tactical offensives are being launched, the mass base is widened and deepened through strengthening the clandestine mass organizations of peasants, women and youth, anti-feudal struggles of peasants and farm workers are growing and the united front work among the middle forces and other sectors is broadening, he said.
He called the challenge of Pancito for a bloody face to face battle as sheer arrogance and display of ignorance of the national democratic revolution through armed struggle waged by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and NPA.
He further criticized the military’s terrorist-labelling of the CPP/NPA as recycled propaganda saying that the real terrorists are the Duterte regime and its mercenary military with its long list of human rights violations, thousands of victims of extrajudicial killings, torture, bombing, hamletting, illegal arrests, ransacking of houses, and threatening of civilians.
In a separate statement Magbanua condemned the Philippine Army for killing Ka Ella after they found her alive and wounded either by finishing her off when she could no longer fight back or by letting her bleed to death.###