The military is once again lying through their teeth. They claim, as reported in Philippine Daily Inquirer yesterday, that they overran an alleged training camp of the NPA rebels in Sierra Madre mountain ranges yesterday morning, May 1, 2019, in Canaway, Gen. Nakar, Quezon.

WE vehemently deny such incident happened yesterday. The truth is that there is no NPA training camp in the said area and no encounter took place between the NPA forces and government soldiers and policemen. Brig. Gen. Arnulfo Burgos of 202nd Infantry Brigade and Maj. Gen. Rhoderick Parayno of 2nd ID-PA together with their public affairs chief, Capt. Patrick Jay Retumban, are spewing lies to deceive the people into beleiving that thery are winning in their war against the NPA forces in Southern Tagalog Region when in fact they are losing in every engagament with NPA forces in Mt. Sierra Madre Mountain ranges. They are daydreaming or just haluccinating in their wish to defeat the NPA forces. Every month since February 2019, they suffered casualty in every engagement with the NPA forces. Last month alone, they suffer two casualties in sniping operation against them by NPA forces. One soldier was killed in Sitio Pulang Lupa, Umiray, Gen. Nakar Quezon last April 18, 2019. Another soldier was killed in Sitio Sumag, Umiray, Gen. Nakar, Quezon last April 26, 2019. Both soldiers belonged to the 80th Infantry Battalion-PA.

To compensate for their battlefield losses, they are propagating fake news. To hide the truth, they presented to the media and to the public a rehash discovery of blasting caps, improvised explosive devices, radio equipment, other war materials, and documents with their usual preposterous claim that bloodstain is present in the withdrawal route and that NPA suffeered casualties without presenting any credible evidence.

The truth shall set us free! Let us condemn the fake news propagated by the AFP-PNP. We are also calling on the PDI reporters and journalist of other media outlets to confirm with us first any AFP-PNP releases to ensure balance and fair reporting. Let us continue seeking truth from facts to avoid spreading fake news.

LONG LIVE THE NEW PEOPLES ARMY!