Thursday, April 26, 2012

CPP congratulates NPA for seizing 66 weapons in Butuan raid

From the Website of PRWC

CPP congratulates NPA for seizing 66 weapons in Butuan raid

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
April 25, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) congratulates the Red fighters and commanders of the New People’s Army Front under Front 4 under the NPA North Central Mindanao Command for seizing 66 (not 50, as earlier reported) assorted high-powered firearms in a successful raid on Sunday evening of an arms storage facility being maintained by a security agency in Butuan City. The caché of firearms seized by the NPA is composed mostly of AK-47 assault rifles, several sniper rifles and hand pistols.

The high-powered firearms were seized by the NPA Red fighters from the Earthsaver Security Agency’s office in Barangay Libertad, Butuan City. The security agency is employed by mining companies.

“The Filipino people and their revolutionary forces are elated over the success of the NPA raid. They applaud the victorious tactical offensive and are more inspired to join the NPA and participate in the effort to advance the people’s revolutionary armed struggle,” said the CPP.

“All units and commands of the NPA salute the Red fighters of Front 4 for the highly successful raid and seek to learn from their experiences,” said the CPP. “Every other front command of the NPA should be inspired to emulate, match and surpass the success of the Butuan raid.”

“Let the successful raid and seizure of 66 high powered firearms now serve as a bar to be exceeded by all other units of the NPA in the rest of the country,” said the CPP. “The NPA needs to seize more and more firearms from the AFP, the PNP and their paramilitary groups and private armies, including special armed units posing as security agencies.”

“There are thousands upon thousands who wish to join the New People’s Army or its auxiliary militias,” said the CPP. “The NPA should be able to seize an increasing number of firearms in order to build, arm and train new companies and platoons of Red fighters.”