CPP hails NPA for arms haul in Mindoro raid

By Communist Party of the Philippines

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) acclaims the New People’s Army (NPA) for the seizure of 23 firearms in a raid on 7 November 2014 at the Paluan, Occidental Mindoro municipal hall. Moving swiftly and precisely, the NPA Red fighters successfully overpowered the armed elements of the Public Safety Battalion and the 408th Public Safety Maneuver Forces of the Philippine National Police, and the 76th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.

The raid was successfully conducted by the NPA Mindoro Island Command (Lucio de Guzman Command). According to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines -Southern Tagalog, the Red fighters seized seven M14 rifles, 13 M16 rifles, a shotgun, two handguns, ammunition, and other war materiél.

“A new platoon of NPA Red fighters in Mindoro is set to be armed with the newly seized weapons from the enemy,” added the CPP. “The people of Mindoro, especially the mass of poor and middle peasants and farm workers, and the mass of the Mangyan people, are elated at the successful tactical offensive and are determined to intensify their revolutionary armed struggle.”

“The oppressed and exploited people in Mindoro are ever determined to advance their struggles for land reform and to drive away the big mining companies and big foreign agri-business companies which are set on plundering Mindoro, poisoning the environment and robbing the people of their wealth and resources,” said the CPP.

“The biggest of these companies are in cahoots with the ruling Aquino regime and are among Aquino’s big bourgeois comprador amigos,” pointed out the CPP.

“The entire CPP, NPA and the revolutionary masses across the country are exhilarated at the successful raid of the NPA-Mindoro,” said the CPP. It was one of the biggest NPA tactical offensive this year in terms of the number of arms seized.

“NPA units in the different regions will be carrying out more tactical offensives, both big and small, in the coming weeks and months in order to seize more weapons from the enemy,” added the CPP.

“The Filipino people wish and expect to see more tactical offensives launched by the NPA as they suffer more and more under the puppet, corrupt and brutal Aquino regime,” said the CPP.