Archive of Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson

AFP, PNP guilty of war crimes in execution of 5 unarmed comrades, civilians in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
December 08, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao condemns in the strongest terms the extra-judicial execution by joint forces of the AFP’s 5th Special Forces Battalion and the Philippine National Police of sickly and elderly comrade Romeo “Ka Melvin” Libron, 60; his civilian wife Merly, 53; his companion Ka Sarge, 69; […]

Celebrate Ka Ara and all martyrs’ lives of selfless struggle! Join the New People’s Army!
September 17, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New Peoples’ Army in Southern Mindanao and all revolutionary forces in the region remember the revolutionary life and memory of Zyra May “Ka Ara” Ligad and four other Red fighters who were martyred to the cause of the people’s war earlier this year. As we near marking the 48th […]

PARAGAS KI TO PAKIGBISOG! Pinakataas nga Pulang pagsaludo kang Ka Rommel ug uban pang batan-ong bayani sa Talaingod!
September 16, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

Read in: English Gitugyan sa Regional Operations Command sa New People’s Army sa Southern Mindanao ang pinakataas niini nga rebolusyonaryong pasidungog ngadto sa Pulang kumander sa Davao-Bukidnon Subregional Command nga si Potpot “Ka Rommel” Tawsan, 25; ug sa mga Pulang manggugubat nga sila Dandi “Ka Dani” Salabiron, 19, ug Divina “Ka Din-Din” Sendon, 24, kinsang […]

PARAGAS KI TO PAKIGBISOG! Highest Red salute to Ka Rommel and other young heroes of Talaingod!
September 16, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao pays its highest revolutionary tribute to Davao-Bukidnon Subregional Command Red commander Potpot “Ka Rommel” Tawsan, 25; and Red fighters Dandi “Ka Dani” Salubiroy, 19, and Divina “Ka Din-Din” Sendon, 24, whose heroism we celebrate and keep as inspiration in the national democratic revolution. […]

Misencounters, self-inflicted casualties, schism, low morale hound AFP’s focused military operation in Southern Mindanao
August 29, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

To the utter dismay of the AFP’s top brass in Southern Mindanao, the intensive and expensive focused military operation in their “sole-win focus” region has fostered their own worst nightmare: a series of misencounters and friendly fire between their operating troops which resulted in several self-inflicted casualties and an atmosphere of schism and low morale […]

Ka Do, Communist, Red commander, revolutionary artist
August 28, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao confers its highest revolutionary salute to comrade Prince Wendel “Ka Do” Olofernes, 34, who was martyred to the cause of national democratic revolution in service of the Filipino people. Revolutionary forces around the region extend their deepest condolences to his family, relatives, friends, […]

NPA-SMR orders forces to help address Covid-19 health crisis
April 02, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao, along with all of its units in the region, are one with the Filipino people in their struggle to rise above the Covid-19 health crisis and its economic toll against the toiling masses. We share the people’s condemnation of the US-Duterte regime’s inutility […]

Despite own ceasefire, AFP troops courting disaster in combat operations around Southern Mindanao
December 30, 2019 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

Since December 23, AFP troops have launched combat operations in at least 5 provinces around Southern Mindanao region, in direct violation of the GRP’s unilateral ceasefire declaration, actively seeking armed engagement with NPA units and terrorizing peasants and Lumad in their wake. Most definitely, these forward deployments are offensive in nature, and in no way […]

5 enemy troops killed in NPA offensives in North Cotabato, ComVal
April 26, 2019 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

New People’s Army units in the provinces of North Cotabato and Compostela Valley actively countered combat operations of Armed Forces of the Philippines troops this week, inflicting casualties in three separate tactical offensives. Shortly after, the fascist enemy deployed heavy bombardment that forced communities to evacuate and spun fake news in an attempt to smokescreen […]

WE ARE THE NPA: We serve the people and the revolution until victory and for socialism!
March 31, 2019 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

  On the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the true army of the people, the New People’s Army, Red fighters and commanders in Southern Mindanao, along with our tens of thousands of people’s militia, reiterate our commitment to serve the people and the armed revolutionary people’s war until victory and for the attainment […]