Friday, April 12, 2013

NPA and PNP clash in Talakag, Bukidnon

From the Website of PRWC CPP-NPA-NDF

NPA and PNP clash in Talakag, Bukidnon

NPA--North-Central Mindanao Regional Command
April 11, 2013

The New People’s Army – North Central Mindanao Regional Command confirms that there was a firefight between an NPA guerrilla unit under sa Mt. Kitanglad Sub-regional Command and the Regional Police Public Safety Battalion in Sitio Liburon, Brgy. Sagaran, Talakag, Bukidnon yesterday, April 10, at about 3:00 PM.

The media has partially reported that three policemen were wounded in the firefight. It was also reported that two Red fighters died in the clash. Until now however, we are yet to receive an official report from the field.

If it is true that the police have recovered the dead bodies of our comrades, we appeal to them to abide by the rules of war and leave these bodies in a funeral parlor so their families could claim them for proper burial. We hope that the police and military will not simulate the 8th IB’s insensitive handling of Litoy Panduma’s family and relatives that took them over a month to claim his dead body left unattended in the forests of San Fernando, Bukidnon last February.

As the people’s war intensifies against an exploitative state, which serves foreign and local ruling classes, it is but natural for armed clashes like this to take place. Along the road to genuine freedom, ultimate sacrifices of heroism are offered in advancing the struggle of the oppressed and exploited majority.

Once again, we ask for your indulgence as we await for detailed information on the said firefight. Rest assured we will inform the public as soon as we get to the bottom of the incident.



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