Since the massacre of September 1, 2015 at Han-ayan Lianga, Surigao del Sur until present, the AFP has launched continuous, intensifying and widespread attacks in NEMR against the revolutionary movement and the people. Several activists, leaders and civilians were killed, houses and schools burned, hundreds of thousands forcibly evacuated and other human rights violations inflicted.
The AFP has mobilized a huge number of forces including 8 AFP battalions and 2 PNP maneuver battalions, along with CAFGU and paramilitary groups such as the Magahat and many others. Psywar operations under the guise of COPD and other forms of harassment and threat are widespread.
Thus, the NPA-NEMR has launched a coordinated and synchronized attacks today, February 25, against AFP, PNP and CAFGU camps and against AFP operating troops in the countryside.
Based on initial reports from the various commands of NPA units in the entire region, the following incidents of attack as of today against military targets are:
Army-Cafgu detachment in San Pedro, Lianga, Surigao del Sur – 1:19 AM
Army- Cafgu detachment in Panaytay, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur – 5:00 AM
26th IB troops conducting combat operations and COPD in Imelda, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur – 5:00AM
Army-SCAA detachment in JCA Compound, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur – 5:30AM
Army-SCAA detachment in JCA Compound, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur – 6:00AM
Army-Cafgu detachment in Ugoban, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur – 6:19AM
Army-Cafgu detachment in Sityo Kusip, Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur – 6:44 AM
Army-Cafgu detachment in Brgy. Tagasaka, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
Army-Cafgu detachment in Villa Undayon, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur
Army-Cafgu detachment in Mt Carmel, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur
Army-Cafgu detachment in Bunyasan, Malimono, Surigao del Norte – 12:00 midnight
Army-Cafgu detachment in Tagbayani, Sison, Surigao del Norte – 12:05 AM
Army-Cafgu detachment in Cabongbongan, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte – 12:06 AM
Army-Cafgu detachment in Mayag, Mainit, Surigao del Norte – 12:10 AM
Alpha Company 29th IB headquarters in Bangonay, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, 4:07 AM
Alpha coy 29th IB outpost in Bangonay, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte
Army-Cafgu detachment in Bunyasan, Malimono, Surigao del Norte – 10:00 AM
Army-Cafgu detachment in Tagbayani, Sison, Surigao del Norte – 5:00 AM
The illegal sawmill in Bangonay, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte owned by a policeman named Perang was destroyed as a Punitive action for violating the revolutionary government’s environmental policies – 4:30AM
More details on the results of the tactical offensives and other related developments will be released.
These synchronized NPA attacks are launched underscoring its significance during the EDSA I celebrations because while the US-Aquino III regimes boasts of its ‘peaceful revolution’, it is currently waging its brutal military attacks in the countryside. These NPA tactical offensives show that armed revolution is imperative, because the so-called ‘peaceful people power revolution’ of EDSA was not able to provide for genuine solutions to the basic problems of the Filipino people. Thirty years after EDSA, the big bourgeois comprador, big landlords, their US imperialist master and the political dynasties are still in power and monopolizing the nation’s economy. Thus, the national democratic revolution remains to be the only solution.
Ka Maria Malaya