Statement on the raid of a CAA detachment in Makilala, North Cotabato

Valentin Palamine Regional Operations Command
Far South Mindanao Region

Press statement | 24 January 2017 |

The VPROC congratulates the Red fighters and commanders of the Mt. Alip Subregional Operations Command of the NPA-FSMR for accomplishing an audacious attack at the 39th IB-CAA detachment in Sityo Garing, Brgy. Luayon, Makilala, North Cotabato in January 21, 2017.

The firefight started at 11:40 in the evening on June 21 and ended at around 2:00 o’clock in the morning the next day. The NPA confiscated a M14 rifle, a M16 rifle, 5 rifle grenades, assorted ammunitions, vests and military equipment. A portion of the camp was burned down by the Red fighters.

The action is a decisive riposte against the US-Duterte regime’s impudent terrorism and perfidious imposition of martial law in Mindanao. The NPA is ever ready to wage war against terrorist suppression in order to protect the rights and welfare of the oppressed and exploited people.

The raid also serves as a punitive action against the mercenary 39th IB and its CAFGU minions for their numerous atrocities towards the civilians. The 39th IB is notorious for the killings of activists and Lumads and the incessant harassment of innocent civilians in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur.

Three Red fighters were martyred at the gun battle.

Red salute to the NPA Red fighters who courageously fought and perished at the fight! We express our utmost revolutionary homage and comradely adulation for Ka Rocky (Raymart Rusiana), Ka Reden (Roger Labajo Jr.) and Ka Tomas. Though saddened by their death, the revolutionary forces and masses they have served were inspired by their determination and sacrifices in pursuing the people’s revolutionary aspirations.

This stout triumph of the NPA is an attestation that the reactionary state’s policy to quash the revolutionary movement is bound to fail. It is because amidst the setbacks, glitches, capitulation, and the call for NPA members to surrender in exchange of cash, a genuine revolutionary’s unwavering fervor will continue to thrive and strengthen.

Ka Dencio Madrigal
Spokesperson, VPROC