Gear up for bolder and greater victories to forward the people’s war!

 

The Leonardo Pacsi Command (NPA – Mountain Province) is one with all revolutionary forces and the Filipino people in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the New People’s Army.

Together with all revolutionary forces and the Filipino people, we look back at the triumphs of our 50-year struggle and gear up for bolder and greater ones to forward the People’s War towards the strategic stalemate.

On this occasion, we salute all Red commanders, political officers, full-time Red fighters, and the people’s militia who have wholeheartedly and painstakingly offered their lives in service to the masses, the peasants, the laborers, and the national minorities. Arduously they have upholded and defended the interests of the Filipino people, and bravely they have countered the attacks of the US-Duterte regime’s fascist troops.

We honor the toiling masses who have inexhaustibly forwarded the armed struggle, and our allies and friends whose support to the revolutionary cause remains fervent.

We give our highest salute to all the martyrs of the revolution, particularly Noe “Ka Gilbert” Magkachi, a Bontoc youth who died in Mainit last August, whose ultimate sacrifice will help bring forth in his ili and the Cordillera a new generation of young and valiant Red fighters.

In the face of relentless fascist attacks of the US-Duterte regime against the people and the revolutionary movement, the NPA has steadily grown and surmounted the enemy’s intensifying all-out offensives and focused military operations.

In the past year, the LPC mounted a number of tactical offensives – the most recent being the ambush of troops of the Regional Mobile Force (RMF) in Bauko last March 29 – and upheld its active defense as it carried on its political tasks of arousing, organizing, and mobilizing the masses. Also of note is the successful offensive last July 15 during which not less than four high-powered rifles were confiscated by Red fighters.

Under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the LPC has remained steadfast to its mandate of dismantling the State’s fascist machineries – troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Citizen Auxiliary Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) – which serve as the security force of large, plunderous companies in energy, logging, and mining and are responsible for countless human rights violations themselves.

The LPC struck blows against and confiscated materiel from units such as the 54th Infantry Battalion, 81st IB, and RMF, thereby countering tendencies of military conservatism, among other weaknesses identified in the midst of the current rectification movement.

In light of the Duterte government’s permanent withdrawal from peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the LPC will launch bolder and greater offensives against its armed agents that maintain the status quo for imperialists, big bourgeois compradors, and landlords – the very kind of peace saboteurs that has oppressed the Filipino people for the longest time.

Committed to just and lasting peace, the LPC will never kneel to Duterte’s harassment and fearmongering, nor will it conform to the delusional localized peace talks, repressive “peace zone” policies, and deceptive surrender campaigns.

Amid the worsening socioeconomic crisis and the onslaught of fascist attacks of the US-Duterte regime, the justness of waging armed struggle grows clearer.

As the people’s army in Mt. Province, the LPC is committed to carry out its tasks along with the entire revolutionary movement to overthrow the US-Duterte regime, advance the People’s War, and gain greater victories for the Filipino people, up until genuine democracy, justice, peace, and freedom are attained!

Gear up for bolder and greater victories to forward the people's war!