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AFP statement on NPA denials

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Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo
AFP Spokesman
(Start of Statement)
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It pays to be forewarned. It will be best to heed the warnings.
Amidst the denial of the CPP-NPA and their affiliate organisation NFSW, their fingerprints, so to speak, are all over the shooting incident in Sagay, Negros Occidental where 9 unsuspecting fresh recruits were slain.
The investigation by the PNP to determine who were in that band of armed men who pulled the trigger is ongoing. But what is known so far, per Police report, is that NFSW cadres brought the victims to the place of their demise. And for that, the leaders should be liable as the trigger-men themselves (in case the trigger men were not their members) as principals to the crime by indispensable cooperation.
For their overt acts of bringing their 9 recruits to camp in, with intent to possess, a parcel of land that does not belong to neither the victims nor the NSFW cadres. The latter even had the callousness to collect Php500 from the victim’s family as “rental” for every hectare the victims will occupy.
This is classic “Oplan Bungkalan at Okupasyon”. “Bungakalan” is what happened in Sagay, Negros Occidental; and “Okupasyon” is what happened in Pandi, Bulacan by the Kadamay.
“Oplan Bungkalan at Okupasyon” is part of the many other Oplans they laid out in their Red October plot contained in the NPA documents that the AFP has seized.
If one isn’t satisfied, just consider the same criminal pattern of the CPP-NPA that were shown in the incidents in Hacienda Luisita; in Escalate, Negros Occidental; in Plaza Miranda, and in Kidapawan.
They are not stopping. The cited incidents are not going to be the last if we, as a nation, will not stop them. If we will not heed the warning.
Part of our seized documents contain “koda” (codes) for their planned small unit attacks on soft targets:
“Supermarket” is targeting PNP stations/AFP detachments to gain firearms;
“Casino” is sparu operations targeting our assets and intelligence operatives;
“Bulldozer” is about attack on mining companies; of burning of heavy equipment for government’s high impact projects;
“Tabasco” is targeting suspected “Tokhang” agents/EJK suspects.
The CPP-NPA’s excuse that they are not capable of winning over the AFP or of overthrowing government, militarily, — while true— could be deceiving. They have mastered the art of deception. Because they have perfected the art of having unsuspecting people killed in their stead.
We have forewarned anew the managements of three haciendas nationwide that are targets of the CPP-NPA’s “Oplan Bungkalan”. And that if that happens, we advised them to resolve the same peacefully. We have alerted AFP and counterpart PNP units in those locations and intensified our intelligence monitoring.
“Oplan Okupasyon” will also be conducted in another city in Central Visayas.
“Oplan Aklasan”, on the other hand, will be in full swing in two companies in Southern Tagalog.
The CPP-NPA will not stop their dastardly plans hence we have forewarned all concerned. These said, the AFP and other security forces with the support of our people will frustrate the plans of these communist terrorist group.
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(End of Statement)

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