Peasants, women and youth enough to comprise a platoon joined the New People’s Army (NPA) in South Quezon-Bondoc Peninsula (SQBP) in the last quarter of 2012. They were the first to respond to a call by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and NPA for a minimum of 100 recruits in six months. The platoon-size recruits are among the most advanced members of revolutionary mass organizations in the barrios, communities, town centers, schools and factories.
The report on the vigorous recruitment campaign was one of the news items carried in December by Diklap (spark), the revolutionary mass paper in SQBP.
Diklap, which will be published quarterly, will serve as a local complement to Ang Bayan and Kalatas (the revolutionary mass paper in Southern Tagalog) in providing direction and revolutionary news to the people of SQBP.