The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines has ordered the New People’s Army to continue the deployment of special partisan and commando units to destroy communication and intelligence systems, and supply depots.
It has also ordered punitive actions against notorious human rights violators, corrupt officials, drug lords and other criminal syndicates.
In central Negros alone, the CPP-NPA claimed responsibility for the series of killings of civilians they suspected to be military informants, the Army’s 3 rd Infantry Division said.
While there is no confirmation of SPARU deployment in Western and Central Visayas, Capt. Eduardo Precioso, 3ID spokesman, however, said yesterday that “We cannot discount such possibilities because the SPARU is included in the CPP-NPA terrorist structure”.
The CPP, in a statement it issued, also noted tactical offensives in Negros Occidental conducted by the NPA, which, it said, demonstrates their capability to resist terror allegedly unleashed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, as the Armed Forces of the Philippines started widespread deployment of their units in the guerilla zones.
The CPP claimed that NPA recruits increased by about 55 percent in the 18 months of office of Duterte, which, it said, proves that he is the number one recruiter of the NPA.
The NPA must carry out, as a general policy, the minimum land reform program on a wide-scale, including confiscation of land from landlords and land-grabbers and its distribution for free to tillers should be implemented selectively in areas, where the NPA and revolutionary forces are strong enough to carry it out.*GPB
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