One (1) government soldier killed, two (2) seriously wounded in the encounter between NPA forces and AFP troops in Infanta, Quezon
The NPA forces in Mt. Sierra Madre-Southern Tagalog under Rosario Lodronio Rosal Command (RLRC-NPA-Mt. Sierra Madre-Southern Tagalog Sub-Regional Command) repulsed the attack of government troops on a CPP-NPA controlled territory in Barangay Magsaysay, Infanta, Quezon resulting in one (1) government soldier killed and two (2) seriously wounded while the NPA forces suffered no casualties.
A company size of AFP soldiers numbering more or less 80 members of 1st Infantry Battalion (1st IB-PA) arrived early morning today, May 8, 2017 to attack an NPA platoon resting in a CPP-NPA controlled territory. They tried to surreptitiously enter the resting place of the NPA troops but the people in the area immediately warned the NPA troops of the impending attack giving them ample time to prepare for battle. When the AFP troops arrived, they were immediately met by gunfire coming from NPA position, thereby neutralizing the AFP troops offensive. The firefight started at exactly 10:30AM and lasted until 11AM when the attacking forces scampered for their safety while firing without directions.
This incident once again proves that the NPA forces supported by the people can effectively repulsed any attacks on CPP-NPA controlled territory by the government troops and that any AFP troops attempt will be foiled. They will be defeated because the people knew that the AFP troops are just paper tiger who are numerically superior but can easily be defeated by a united actions of the people and its true army, the New People’s Army (NPA).
The successive defeats of AFP troops on NPA hands are clear manifestations that the declaration of Department of National Defense (DND) Secreary Delfin Lorenzan and AFP Chief Eduardo Ano that they can crush the NPA are just empty boasts. The fascist and mercenary government troops cannot defeat the real army of the people, the NEW PEOPLES’ ARMY because of the strong support of the masses. The masses knew that without their people’s army, the people have nothing. Only with the strong people’s army that the masses can effectively defend their interest and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Only the NEW PEOPLES ARMY genuinely serves the interest and well being of the people.
Long Live the New People’s Army!
Long Live the Filipino People!
Long Live the Communist Party of the Philippines!