21 Gun Salute By NPA To Be Held For Slain Leaders Of CPP Benito Tiamzon And Wilma Austria

National Operational Command | New People’s Army | CPP Central Committee | Communist Party Of The Philippines

April 20, 2023

Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines

National Operational Command
New People’s Army

On the break of dawn of April 24, 2023, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), all units of the New People’s Army (NPA) are directed to stand in formation and silently perform a 21-gun salute, by way of paying respects and giving the highest tribute to Comrade Benito Tiamzon (Ka Laan), Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Central Committee, and Comrade Wilma Austria-Tiamzon (Ka Bagong-tao), General Secretary of the Party.

Ka Laan and Ka Bagong-tao, together with eight other revolutionaries, were captured on August 21, 2022 in Samar while en route to the coasts of Catbalogan City. They were subjected to severed beatings and other forms of torture before they were subsequently murdered. In the early morning hours of August 22, 2022, their lifeless bodies were dumped with explosives on a motorboat which was towed to the middle of the sea, before detonated somewhere between Catbalogan and Taranganan island, in order to erase all all traces of evidence of their monstrous crime.

We call on all Red fighters and revolutionaries to read and discuss the statement issued by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee which traces the revolutionary lives, contributions and leadership of Ka Laan and Ka Bagong-tao.

On this day, let us also remember all the martyrs and heroes of the Philippine revolution, and solemnly reaffirm our determination to arouse, organize and mobilize the Filipino people, carry forward the struggle for genuine national freedom and democracy, and bring the national democratic revolution to greater heights.

Long Live The Immortal Memory Of Ka Benito Tiamzon And Ka Wilma Austria-Tiamzon!

Long Live The Immortal Memory Of Ka Joma And All Revolutionary Heroes And Martyrs!

Long Live The National Democratic Front Of The Philippines!

Long Live The Communist Party Of The Philippines!

Long Live The New People’s Army!

Long Live The Philippine Revolution!

Source : https://philippinerevolution.nu/statements/21-gun-salute-for-benito-tiamzon-and-wilma-austria-tiamzon/