Revolutionary forces prepare for typhoon Ruby — CPP

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said all revolutionary forces will be mobilizing all possible resources to secure the people and carry out all necessary operations in the face of the upcoming supertyphoon Ruby (international name Hagupit).

“All units of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in areas in the path of typhoon Ruby, specifically those in Eastern Visayas, Panay, Central Visayas, Negros, Bicol and Southern Tagalog regions, are on alert to immediately respond to possible emergencies that may arise as a result of the typhoon,” said the CPP.

“In geologically hazardous areas where there is danger of floods, mudflows, sea surges and other natural disasters, barrio revolutionary committees and standing organs of political power acting as agencies of the people’s government are in the process of mobilizing the people to carry out preventive evacuation to ensure their safety,” said the CPP.

“Special attention should be given to the elderly, children, pregnant women, single parents and others requiring special assistance in times of emergencies,” added the CPP. “The barrio revolutionary authorities must be able to account for the village population before and after the storm and carry out rescue operations when necessary.”

“Units of the people’s militias serving as civil defense units have been tasked to assist the people in preparing evacuation areas, securing their homes, properties, work animals, fields and sources of livelihood,” added the CPP.

“Planning and quick action by local Party branches, mass organizations, people’s militias and units of the NPA are critical in ensuring the safety of the people and enabling the people to confront and overcome the impact of the storm.”