3 km. away from the Maharlika Highway land route from Luzon to Samar
island, and 5 km. away from the Matnog port... These AFP troops were
on search and destroy operations.
By CPP Information Bureau
13 November 2013
AFP lying, encountered troops in Sorsogon not carrying Yolanda
relief -- CPP
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today denounced the
Aquino regime and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for making
use of the Yolanda tragedy as a camouflage to carry out relentless
offensive operations in Sorsogon province and elsewhere.
“Malacañang and its AFP officials were lying when they claimed that
the 31st Infantry Battalion troops that figured in an encounter with
the New People's Army yesterday were involved in humanitarian aid
operations for Yolanda victims,” pointed out the CPP.
A report issued by the AFP indicated that the armed encounter erupted
past 5:00 a.m. in Barangay (village) Balocawe in Matnog, Sorsogon.
“While awaiting more detailed field reports from the NPA Celso
Minguez Command in Sorsogon, it is instructive to point out that the
reported encounter happened in the interior areas of Matnog, a site
that is at least three kilometers away from the Maharlika Highway land
route from Luzon to Samar island, and five kilometers away from the
Matnog port,” said the CPP.
“The Aquino regime and the AFP are lying through their teeth in
claiming that their troops involved in an armed encountered yesterday
were involved in a humanitarian mission, exploiting the plight of the
Yolanda diaster victims to conceal the brutalities of their continued
offensive operations,” added the CPP.
“The encountered AFP troops were clearly on an offensive mode and
carrying out search and destroy operations in the interior areas of
The CPP said NPA units in areas ravaged by the recent super typhoon
Yolanda are currently engaged in relief and rehabilitation efforts
assisting local Party branches and revolutionary mass organizations in
mobilizing emergency supply for disaster victims.
The CPP said revolutionary forces are exerting efforts to reach out to
hundreds of thousands of people especially in the interior and
mountainous areas of Samar and Leyte islands, as well as in the
islands of Panay, Negros, Mindoro, Masbate, Palawan and others, who
have been practically abandoned by the reactionary Philippine