By Angel De Mesa
Armando Catapia Command (ACC), NPA in Camarines Norte, intensified tactical offensives to overthrow the fascist regime of President Rodrigo Duterte.
It was noted that NPA-ACC ambushed two police mobiles of the Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) of Camarines Norte which resulted to a 15 minute firefight last December 2 in Sitio Binuang, Barangay Daguit, Labo, Camarines Norte.
PO2 Richard M. Abad was killed, while eight (8) of his companions were wounded, namely, PO2 Ronald Gutierrez, PO2 Ericson De Vera, PO1 Jeffrey Tarrobago, PO1 Pedro Valero, PO1 Romar Umandap, PO1 Johnson España, PO1 Mark Anthony Aguilar and PO2 Rommel Orante.
They have also seized four (4) M16 rifles, one 9mm handgun and ammunition from the police. Meanwhile, there were no casualty reported among the NPA.
Last November 28, Duterte signed Proclamation 360 that terminated Peace Talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP).
NPA-ACC condemned the proclamation stating that the step disregards detailed program for socio-economic reforms proposed by the revolutionary forces, through the NDFP which aims to end poverty and injustice – the root causes of armed struggle.
“This proves that Duterte was never interested in genuine peace. All he wanted was to silence his critics and those protesting his incompetence in resolving poverty and his all-out-war against the people – his unsuccessful drug war, the aggravated Marawi situation, the attack on activists, and the all-out-war in the countryside,” said Carlito Cada, spokesperson of Armando Catapia Command.
The group emphasized that the ambush was only an initial response to Duterte’s fascist act against the people. “They can be assured that the ACC will continue to advance and strengthen the revolutionary armed struggle and to continue the offensives against Duterte’s fascist machinery,” said Cada. (BaretangBikolnon.com)