On the 1st death anniversary of Rogelio ‘Ka Cocoy’ Posadas

Along with the entire revolutionary forces on Negros Island, the Rachelle Mae Palang Command-New People’s Army Southeast Negros Guerrilla Front (RMPC-NPA) commemorates the first anniversary of the gruesome death of Rogelio ‘Ka Cocoy’ Posadas, erstwhile secretary of the Negros Island Regional Party Committee (NIRPC) and peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), in the bloody hands of reactionary state troops. He was brutally murdered by the 94th Infantry Battalion after he was captured with three others in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental while traveling on a motorcycle last April 19, 2023. Lyngrace Marturillas and two drivers remain missing up to this day.

Ka Cocoy was a valiant Party leader. He was an ardent student of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism which he masterfully applied to the particularities of the revolutionary situation in Negros Island as Regional Party secretary since 2019. Despite his advanced age, he was a model to all other revolutionaries in the concept of “simple living and hard struggle.”

With his leadership and the earnest commitment of comrades and the masses, the Party, NPA, and mass organizations in Negros continuously foiled the counterrevolutionary plans of the former Duterte regime and the current US-Marcos regime. Up to now, the revolutionary movement on the island strives to resist the reactionary government’s increasingly desperate pipe dream to defeat the armed revolution in yet another “deadline.”

The AFP is diabolically delighted and proud to have claimed civilian and hors de combat lives, in direct violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) and the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). Their promotion of a culture of impunity reeks of corruption and wanton violence in service of the ruling clique of big landlords and compradors, and bureaucrat capitalists.

On the other hand, the people remains unsurprised yet outraged of the brutal crimes on Negros Island and continues to seek justice. Unsurprised of the fascist and mercenary character of the enemy, and outraged that Negros has become a vast killing field. Ka Cocoy’s death is a confirmation of this brand of reactionary violence and also an affirmation to the revolutionary forces of the correctness of the path of armed struggle to establish a society of just and lasting peace.

On the 1st death anniversary of Rogelio ‘Ka Cocoy’ Posadas