CPP congratulates NPA for seizing 50 weapons in Butuan raid
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 50 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 cachï¿½ 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 50 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."