Ka JUANITO MAGBANUA
Apolinario “Boy” Gatmaitan Command
This is not a new psychological-warfare advertisement of the hacendero and broker-comprador of sheep Governor Alfredo Maranon and “Palparanatic” Col Oscar Lactao in their daydreaming of victories in implementing Oplan Bayanihan. The truth is, they are running out of gimmicks to deceive the public, the struggling Negrosanons and the revolutionary movement in their promotion of localized peace talks and surrender of New People’s Army members.
Not a single guerrilla front in the island of Negros has been wiped out by Oplan Bayanihan or it’s predecessor Oplan Bantay Laya.
The NPA as the real army of the people remains steadfast and has expanded despite several hardships and sacrifices that are common and necessary in victories and gaining experience. The NPA is happy to have hardships and sacrifices as companions in their daily revolutionary work, and in service to the people of Negros especially in the countrysides.
Maranon and Lactao are only for the peace and development of the greedy landlords, bureaucrat capitalists in government , compradors and foreign monopoly capitalists. Their cooperation is very clear in the operations of large scale mining, eco-tourism and other types of land-use conversions. They rejoice in the preservation of land monopoly and reign of foreign investors and capitalists so they can have a quick share in kickbacks, privileges, loans, grants and aids. Maranon fully supports low wages and wage-freeze policies, increase in taxes imposed on the people, and the sale of public properties.
The NPA and the revolutionary movement in Negros island will frustrate the anti-people Oplan Bayanihan program of militarization and aggression of foreign mines, land grabbing and destruction of people’s livelihood. The NPA will intensify it’s tactical offensives so it can contribute to the national goal of entering the stage of strategic stalemate in the years to come.