The NDFP-Mt. Sierra Madre-Southern Tagalog congratulates all NPA Units, with their red fighters and commanders, operating in Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges including NAAC-NPA-Rizal and AMC-NPA-Quezon in their successful counter-offensive against fascist and mercenary AFP troops and punitive actions against mining companies involved in massive destruction of environment.

From July 21, 2018 to August 13, 2018, NPA units in Sierra Madre launched counter offensive against rampaging mercenary AFP and PNP troops wreaking havoc on the lives and livelihood of farmers, settlers and members of Dumagat and Remontado tribes in the provinces of Rizal and Quezon. The following are the successful NPA actions:

July 21, 2018 – A 3-man snipers team from NPA-Quezon conducted a sniping operation at exactly 7:AM against the COPD team from 92nd IB-PA who were conducting phsycological warfare against the Dumagat and Remontado tribesmen living in Sitio Pulang Lupa, Umiray, General Nakar, Quezon. A mercenary government soldier was seriously wounded. The said soldier eventually died.

July 22, 2018 – Another 3-man snipers team from NPA-Quezon shot and killed a mercenary government soldier from 92nd IB-PA at 4:30PM who were encamped inside the Barangay Hall in Brgy. Umiray, General Nakar, Quezon. The said soldier was part of the mercenary troops scouring the mountain villages of Gen. Nakar, Quezon for members of NPA. After failing, they turned their ire on the farmers and members of Dumagat and Remontado tribesmen whom they suspect as supporters and sympthizers of NPA.

July 28, 2018 – A member of 59th IB-PA was shot and killed by snipers from NPA-Rizal at 7:30AM in Barangay Sta Inez, Tanay, Rizal. The said mercenary government soldiers were part of the fascists members of AFP which is known for terrorizing the farmers and Dumagat and Remontado tribesmen who were protesting against the construction of Laiban Dam.

July 30, 2018 – Two (2) members of the fascist and mercenary AFP troops belonging to the 80th IB-PA were seriously injured while their military vehicle destroyed by a command-detonated land mine planted by NPA-Rizal in Sitio Tanza 2, San Jose, Antipolo City, Rizal at 9:30 AM.

August 12, 2018 – A platoon of NPA-Rizal troops successfully conducted the punitive action against Monterock Corporation, a quarrying company engaged in destructive mining operation in Brgy. Guitnang Bayan 2, San Mateo, Rizal. This company has been long blamed as one of the causes of floodings in San Mateo and nearby towns and cities including Marikina City. The NPA successfully enforced the decision to close down Monterock Corporation for blatantly violating the policies and rules of the Peoples’ Democratic Government governing business companies operating in revolutionary territory including the policy on workers protection, people’s welfare, and protection of the environment. The NPA confiscated and destroyed company properties including 8 dump trucks, 2 bulldozers, 2 payloaders, 4 backhoes, 4 company vans and other office equipments so that it will nots be used anymore to destroy the mountains and environment. The NPA forces also confiscated five (5) firearms, including 2 factory made shotguns with bullets and three (3) cal. 38 pistols with bullets and five ICOM radios.

The punitive action was done after series of warnings by the NPA to the company were continuously disregarded. For more than a year, the company was advised to follow the CPP-NPA policies and rules for the protection of the environment and the welfare of the people affected by the quarrying operation. But, the company owners refused to heed the advice, even bragging that they are well protected by the mercenary AFP and PNP forces. True enough, the mercenary AFP and PNP forces are now inside the MonteRock compound to protect those who are guilty of environment destruction but only after it was successfully closed and destroyed by NPA forces.

August 13, 2018 – A company of soldier belonging to the 80th IB-PA was harrassed by a 5-man team from NPA-Quezon in Sitio Sari, Lumutan, General Nakar, Quezon at exactly 1:16PM. The harrassment operation resulted to the killing of 2 soldier and 2 seriously wounded from the fascists and mercenary AFP troops while the NPA forces suffered no casualties.

Late in the afternoon on this date, another government soldier belonging to the mercenary 1st IB-PA was shot and killed in a sniping operation by NPA-Quezon Sniper in Barangay Cagsiay II, Mauban, Quezon. The said soldier was killed while rendering service and protecting the interest of the capitalist owner of Marcbuilt Construction Corporation, who is being accused by the people of Laguna and Quezon of landgrabbing their lands.

These counter offensive actions of the NPA in Sierra Madre are clear proof that the mercenary AFP troops of the fascist US-Duterte Regime is not winning in their campaign to crush the revolutionary forces. Even in San Mateo, Rizal, hometown of Gen. Eduardo Año, the current DILG Secretary, the AFP and PNP could not stop the NPA operations against companies involved in destructive mining. The punitive action against Monterock Corporation only means that the NPA will continue to implement the rules and policies of the revolutionary government in its covered territory.

The objective of the US-Duterte Regime in cancelling the peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philipines (GRP) and the CPP-NPA-NDFP is to force the revolutionary movement to surrender. The Duterte regime thinks it can defeat militarily the NPA by year-end of 2018 by using all his military firepower and strength in its arsenal. But, it’s just a wishful thinking on their part. They know that it is impossible because the people supports and cherishes the New People’s Army and regard them as their true army while the AFP and PNP forces are scorned by the people. Even with the superior strength and high-tech weaponry of his mercenary AFP and the PNP troops, the US-Duterte Regime could not defeat the NPA that truly serves the interest of the Filipino people. They are mere paper tigers that could not defeat the valiant NPA red fighters and commanders who are selflessly giving their lives to defend the interest of the Filipino people.

The US-Duterte Regime will not defeat the revolutionary movement. His counter-insurgency plan DSSP Kapayaapan is doomed to fail. It will suffer the same fate as the failed counter-insurgency plans of the Duterte government’s predecessors. The NPA will continue to gain strength while the US-Duterte Regime will face mounting protests of the people until he is ousted. He will suffer the same fate of his idol, the fascist dictator Marcos who was ousted by people power.

The NDFP-Sierra Madre calls on all NPA units operating in Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges to contininue its noble mission to serve and protect the Filipino people. They must continue to launch tactical offensive as self-defense against enemy attack and to weaken the reactionary regime to its core. The NPA must always act to uphold the rights and interests of the people in accordance with the policies and program of the People’s Democratic Government led by CPP-NPA-NDFP.

Long Live the New People’s Army!
Long Live the Communist Party of the Philippines!
Long Live the People’s Democratic Government led by CPP-NPA-NDFP!
Long Live the Filipino People!