A squad of the New People’s Army (NPA) under the Armando Sumayang, Jr. Command (ASJC) Southwest-Negros Guerilla Front encountered a composite unit of the 47th IB Phil. Army and Scout Ranger last August 14 , 2012, 3:20 in the afternoon at Sityo Magboto, Brgy. Cabia-an, Candoni, Negros Occidental. The composite unit attempted to raid the temporary NPA encampment. Already in position, the NPA fired against the attacking military elements. As a result, five (5) elements of the Phil. Army and Scout Ranger were killed in action (KIA), while some were wounded.
[Audio clip] Because of the encounter, the military poured out their anger on the people. Some residents of Sityo Magboto, Brgy. Cabia-an were hurt and forced to give information and forced to serve as guide as to the location of the NPA, and a curfew was implemented, limiting the freedom of movement including livelihood activities of the peasant masses. Thus, the masses are now suffering from more fear and poverty because of these human rights violations of the mercenary AFP. The record of zero human rights violations boasted by the fascist military in the Island is a great lie!
Because of shame, the military did not report the details of the incident to the media.
During the month of June 2012, the NPA in Southwest- Negros launch a series of tactical offensives. A partisan operation was conducted against an element of the 47th IB PA having a consultation with their local intelligence assets last June 19,2012, in Sityo Cambogui-ot , Brgy. Camindangan, Sipalay City. Killed in action was PFC John P. Elisan of the 47th IB PA and recovered from him was a .45 caliber pistol, 2 .45 magazine and 15 bullets of .45 caliber pistol.
This military unit, shamelessly camps in the houses at Sityo Indangawan, Brgy. Manlocahoc, Sipalay City. Because of this, one of the owner of the houses where the military camps, sleep in the Day Care Center. If they are not staying in this sityo, they stay in the stalls in the public market of Sityo Cambogui-ot surrounded by the populace. Despite clamor of the populace against military presence, they callously continue to stay for fear of NPA attack. People become their shields.
Last June 28, 2012, at night time, a team of NPA harassed the Bactolon Detachment at Brgy. Camindangan, Sipalay City, wounding a CAA element. And last June 29, 2012, a Reo truck of the 47th IB PA was harassed by a team of the NPA. The operatives saw 1 killed in action an element of the 47th IB.
These military actions of the NPA in Southwest –Negros, are proofs of the ever widening mass support, especially the peasant class victims of the atrocities of the military and comprador big bourgeoisie and foreign monopoly capitalists owning the giant destructive mining firms.
Despite black propaganda of surrenderees and the grandiose psywar operations of the AFP under the O’Plan Bayanihan, the peasant masses continuosly and warmly support and even join the armed struggle by joining the New People’s Army and join the underground revolutionary mass organization to fight for their rights so they can live justly and freely.