In the following we want to give s a short brief on some recent actions against the old Philippine state, (suspected) carried out by the New People´s Army.


On June 10, two soldiers were killed in an encounter with suspected combatantsof the New People’s Army in Santiago, Agusan del Norte. The first soldier were killed in an ambush on reinforcements on their way to an ongoing encounter between military forces of the old Philippine state and suspected members of the Guerilla Front 16 of the New People´s Army. The second soldier were killed in the further course of the encounter due the blast of Improvised Explosive Device.1



On June 5, a member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) was killed and another one wounded in an attack by suspected New People’s Army members in Buenavista town in Quezon province.


"The soldiers and Cafgu personnel were providing security to local police after conducting “barangayanihan”, a sort of community pantry, in Barangay Del Rosario when they were ambushed by NPA rebels in the village of Batabat Sur around 11:40 a.m."


By carrying out such social assistance, the old state tries to corrupt the masses, to isolate them from the revolutionaries and also to justify their terror against the people and the justified rebellion. 2



On May 28, a police officer where killed, while eight further were wounded during an ambush on a security convoy of Occidental Mindoro Governor Eduardo Gadiano in Magsaysay town in the province of Davao del Sur. According to the report of the police authorities an unknown number of armed combatants opened fire on the convoy from cover and then retreated without any losses. Even a unit of the Special Action Forces (SAF) was unable to detain or liquidate any of the attackers. The governor himself was not harmed.3