Archive of Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson

AFP violates own ceasefire as Duterte exploits COVID-19 threat to strengthen authoritarian hold — NPA-EV
April 16, 2020 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

  The New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas today dismissed accusations of violating its unilateral ceasefire, such as in Calbiga, Western Samar and Las Navas, Northern Samar, as hogwash from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). “Various units of the New People’s Army (NPA) report that the AFP troops did not withdraw but stepped […]

NPA hits AFP for violating Covid-19 ceasefire to force barangay support for counter-insurgency while potentially spreading coronavirus — NPA-EV
April 05, 2020 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

  The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) again denounced the Armed Forces of the Philippines for intensifying its retooled community support program (RCSP) operations that are essentially combat-intelligence-psychological warfare operations for its war of suppression against the people of Samar, while possibly exposing the residents to the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19). “The AFP could […]

NO MERCY: AFP violates own ceasefire, uses Covid-19 “community quarantine” as an instrument for the repression of the people
April 01, 2020 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) today assailed the Duterte government’s unilateral ceasefire declaration last March 19 as a farce as the Armed Forces of the Philippines continues military operations in the region. The AFP is now also using the Duterte government’s widespread implementation of “community quaratine” over the Coronary Virus Disease-19 (Covid-19) […]

Efren Martires Command condemns murder of Salvador “Ka Bulig” Nordan
March 13, 2020 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) today expressed outrage at the extrajudicial killing by Duterte’s fascist police last March 6 of Salvador Nordan, an NPA leader in Northern Samar who was on leave at the time of his death. “The NPA-Eastern Visayas believes Salvador Nordan, who was better known as “Ka Bulig” in […]

Unwittingly, Gen. Dagoy of the 802nd IBde helps the NPA advance in Leyte
November 27, 2019 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

The Efren Martires Command of the New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas today dismissed the prediction made by 802nd Infantry Brigade commander Lope Dagoy that Leyte will be “insurgency-free” by 2020, as it called the Army official responsible for the state repression and climate of impunity in the island which persuade the masses to fight […]

NPA vows more tactical offensives after Borongan ambush rattles Duterte, 8th ID
November 20, 2019 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) today congratulates the Red fighters in Eastern Samar on their triumphant tactical offensive against the fascist troops of the 14th Infantry Battalion-Philippine Army in Sitio Bangon, Barangay Pinanag-an, Borongan City last November 11. The victory of the Sergio Lobina Command (NPA-Eastern Samar) is a timely and fitting […]

NPA hits Dagoy for staging Carigara “encounter” to cover up losses, attacks on civilians
October 23, 2019 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

The Efren Martires Command (NPA-Eastern Visayas) today belied the claims of Army brigade commander Lope Dagoy that Red fighters suffered heavy losses in an encounter with elements of the 93rd Infantry Battalion in Caghalo village, Carigara, Leyte last October 2. “No NPA unit engaged in firefight or had their arms confiscated in that area at […]

NPA warns civil-military juntas to sideswipe provincial governments in the name of EO 70
September 27, 2019 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

The Efren Martires Command of the New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas today warned that the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) set up in each of the six provinces of the region are essentially civil-military juntas which will sideswipe the local governments. “Organized by virtue of Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order […]

NPA raps 8th ID for make-believe victory at the expense of civilians
September 23, 2019 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) belies the Philippine Army’s 8th Infantry Division attained victory in its intensified campaign since August 1. “According to the latest reports from our units, the NPA acknowledges only two Red fighters killed in action; these were martyred in Sulat, Eastern Samar,” said Ka Karlos Manuel, EMC spokesperson. […]

NPA predicts AFP and Dagoy bound to lose in Leyte
September 16, 2019 | New People's Army | Eastern Visayas Regional Operational Command (Efren Martires Command) | Karlos Manuel | Spokesperson |

The Efren Martires Command (New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas) today said it is the Armed Forces of the Philippines that is on the losing course and along with Gen. Lope Dagoy will be finished in Leyte in the long run. “The people are increasingly attracted to the NPA in the face of the loathsome mass killings […]