Sunday, May 9, 2021

NPA Designate May 8th As Day Of The Heroes Of The Peasant Movement In Sorsogon Province

Samuel Guerrero | Spokesperson | NPA-Sorsogon (Celso Minguez Command) | Bicol Regional Operational Command (Romulo Jallores Command) | New People’s Army

May 8, 2021

The Celso Minguez Command of the NPA fully joins in declaring the National Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM) -Sorsogon today, May 8, as the Day of the Heroes of the Peasant Movement in Sorsogon. PKM-Sorsogon made the declaration in commemoration today of the first anniversary of the massacre by the military and police of five peasant activists in Dolos, Bulan.

According to PKM-Sorsogon, the heroes of the peasant movement are Dolos 5 – Jeric Vuno, Jerry Palanca, Robert Villafuerte, Raymundo Tañada and Jaime Tañada – and the revolutionary forces in the province will annually commemorate the day of the massacre to look back on their lives and struggle and celebrate their great sacrifice. It is also an occasion for the revolutionary movement to continue to reaffirm its resolve to achieve justice for the five martyrs and all Sorsoganon peasants who laid down their lives in advancing the national and democratic aspirations of the people.

The NPA-Sorsogon is sincerely shouldering the key role in trying to gain justice for the victims of the Dolos Massacre. Now that the proceedings of the Provincial People’s Court in the case are over, it is up to the Red Army to prosecute and punish the AFP and PNP units and the individual soldiers, police and intelligence agents who committed such heinous crimes.

Together with all the revolutionary forces and peasant masses in the province, we swear that we will never forget the five heroes of Dolos and we will hold accountable the executioners who killed them.

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