#NPA54: The Red Army in Bikol will never be defeated! Fight until victory!
Units of the New People’s Army in Bikol once again proved its unwavering dedication to the advance of the armed struggle as an important element of waging a people’s democratic revolution. The Romulo Jallores Command – NPA Bikol fetes all NPA formations in the region for their bold and thorough execution of successful armed actions and active defense operations against enemy forces.
From January 15 to May 9, 14 attritive actions and two counter-offensive operations were successfully launched by units of the Red Army in Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate. These resulted to 37 killed elements of the 9th ID-PNP Reg. V-CAFGU as well as 13 wounded personnel. Meanwhile, three short firearms were also seized – a rifle, a 9mm and cal. 45 pistol.
These victories by the Red Army are also that of the Bikolano masses. Units of the enemies targeted by these NPA actions are notorious murderers known for their crimes’ magnitude and brutality against the Bikolano masses. Battalions of the 2nd IB, 31st IB, 49th IB, 81st IB, 22nd IB and 9th IB who were struck by NPA actions this 2023 are the perpetrators behind not less than 93 cases of killings in the region since 2020.
These units and other 9th IDPA, PNP Region V and CAFGU units serve as paid armed protectors of foreign businesses, big mining companies and other neoliberal projects in the region. In this particular series of actions, the military and CAFGU unit harassed by the NPA in Sitio Cupido, Brgy. Malaya, Labo, Camarines Norte last April 1 stands as protection for the return of the Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corporation within the said town. The two elements who were targeted by comrades’ partisan operations in Brgy. Cotmon, Camalig, Albay were part of the security detail for Centerways Construction’s infrastructure project in Brgy. Solong of the same town.
In the next days, the further amplification of the revolutionary armed struggle in the region and the entire nation must be anticipated. This is every Red fighter and commander of the New People’s Army’s vow – the genuine army of the oppressed and exploited.