AGC-NPA spox: 3ID is ‘Butcher of the People, Hated by the Oppressed Masses’

Ka Juanito Magbanua, spokesperson of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command of the New People’s Army – Negros Island (AGC-NPA), slammed newly-installed 3rd Infantry Division commander’s slogan, “loved by the people, feared by the enemy.”

Major Gen. Benedict Arevalo, previously 303rd Infantry Brigade commander in last quarter 2018 up to December 2019, replaced Major Gen. Eric Vinoya who retired on September 6.

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are hated by the people because of its mercenary, fascist and butcher character,” Magbanua said.

On the other hand, he claimed that the NPA is confident in confronting the sustained, intensified and massive military operations as it continues to launch armed struggle, deepens and widens its mass base, guides anti-feudal struggles of peasants to raise their economic conditions and conducts health campaigns amid the COVID-19 problem that is neglected by the reactionary government.

According to Magbanua, the 3ID is better dubbed as the “butcher of the people, hated by the oppressed masses.”

He added that “whatever effort of the fascist Duterte regime to destroy the strength built by the revolutionary movement will only reap failure” and this have already been proven from the period of the US-Marcos dictatorship until US-Aquino 2.

These did not succeed because it did not carry the people’s interest thus they lacked the people’s support and, in contrast, the revolutionary movement enjoys the deep and broad support of the people and they consider the NPA as their true fighters, he said.

Magbanua concluded that the NPA is in the best position to defend the interest of the people against the tyrannical Duterte regime and butcher AFP/PNP and the five guerrilla fronts of Negros Island is determined to advance the armed struggle to defeat Oplan Kapanatagan and overthrow the criminal, fascist and tyrant Duterte.

AGC-NPA spox: 3ID is ‘Butcher of the People, Hated by the Oppressed Masses’