Celebrations, NPA training held in Western Samar

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Despite fascist attacks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and focused military operations in the towns of Samar, units of the people’s army continue to persevere in the province. The NPA launched celebrations and other activities in the last quarter of 2022.

On December 25, 2022, Red fighters of the NPA and members of the revolutionary mass organization came together to celebrate the Party’s anniversary and honor the revolutionary martyrs. The program centered on remembering the Party’s achievements in the island program over the past year.

The gathering paid tribute to the heroism of the Dolores 22, Joel Arceo (Ka Divino) and others. It also conducted a silent 21-gun salute by way of giving the highest tribute to Comrade Jose Maria Sison.

Military training

On the last week of October 2022, NPA-Western Samar launched a military training to strengthen the Red fighters’ capabilities in following commands, falling in different formations, in combat and defense maneuvers, and more.

One of the training participants was Ka Rain, 20, a new recruit and member of the Kabataang Makabayan in their village. The training raised Ka Rain’s confidence in holding a weapon and fighting the enemy.

The training was successfully conducted despite the bad weather. The Red fighters will use what they learned in carrying out their work. Ka Pander, the head trainor, said “We Red fighters must always thirst for studies and trainings because these raise our ability and revolutionary spirit to further contribute to the Filipino people’s liberation movement.”

Celebrations, NPA training held in Western Samar