New military chief can’t stop NPA growth, says CPP



MANILA, Philippines—Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Emmanuel Bautista “will end his term in frustration as he is bound to fail miserably” in pursuing his objective of “rendering irrelevant” the New People’s Army, the Communist Party of the Philippines said Friday.

Bautista, who assumed post Thursday, is one of the architects of the military’s anti-insurgency strategy, the Internal Peace Security Peace Plan Oplan Bayanihan.

“General Bautista cannot stop the momentum of growth of the New People’s Army,” it added in a statement.

“The New People’s Army continues to grow in number and in terms of firepower and is bound to increase in a more rapid pace in the coming years as the crisis of the ruling system worsens and subjects the mass of workers and peasants and middle class sectors to more intolerable conditions of oppression and exploitation,” said the CPP.

The NPA is the CPP’s armed wing.

“Over the next few years, the NPA and the people’s militias will be able to initiate more frequent and widespread tactical offensives at the front, regional, inter-regional and national levels,” it said.

In his assumption speech at Camp Aguinaldo Thursday, Bautista asked the communist rebels to abandon the armed struggle.

“We hope that the CPP-NPA-NDF will likewise pursue the road to peace and abandon the armed struggle. As we have long realized, armed struggle is not the solution to our problems,” he said.

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  • tiriring

    Mga holdaper na mnlang ang sumasali dyan.  
    Walang idealismo na. Tamad lng magtrabaho.


    Dream on idiots. Dream on.

  • TotoyKalentong

    Keep telling that to yourselves.. :)

  • garcia677

    Bautista, these communists threw the gauntlet in your face and if you back down instead of chasing them by an all out war then you might as well resign. You lose your face when these rebels–the menace to our progress, called your challenge. What to do to regain it is chase them and exterminate them all. By doing so, you’ll probably be installed a hero

  • RyanE

    CPP-NPA-NDF should accept reality that times have changed. Dictator Marcos and Mrs. Arroyo were no longer in power. The military and the police are more in “ambushing” jueteng lords and their protectors, not the NPA. China has become the second largest capitalist country in the World and of course the biggest bully in Southeast Asia.

    Ah, now I remember, perhaps there’s still one reason for them to continue their struggle.. Sen. Pres. Enrile the architect of martial law is still out there together with UNA.. hehehe

  • limcat

    di na kailangan palaos na ang NPA haha … statement ba ng CPP ito o opinion ng Inquirer? LOL

  • i_am_filipino

    China funded the terrorist including those in south africa, somali and middle east. CHINA IS A WORLD THREAT.

  • Colokoy

    NPA useless, walang naitulong mabuti para sa mga tao puro kabig, saan kaya napunta ang kanilang revolutionary tax, mga leader parang jueteng lord naghihintay lng ng pera.

  • dorarat


    NPA threat?
    in your dreams.

    laos na kayo!!! battles are waged now via twitter and FB. di na uso ang baril
    at makibaka ngayon. esep-esep kayo at huwag matulog sa pansitan. 

  • john_constantine

    Have yet to see a positive newsworthy action from this organization.

  • JV Velarde

    The CPP-NPA really had nothing good to offer for good governance & progress to our nation, other than extort money to legitimate & illegitimate businesses in the countryside or shoot small time policemen or politicians.

    If they are really sincere & idealists, how come we still have the Marcose’s, Enrile’s & Estrada’s in our midst?

  • VerticalPropulsion

    NPA-tum ugil na kayo sa kahibangan nyo. Kung gusto nyo ng kumunistang bansa eh di PUMUNTA KAYO SA TSINA. Doon WELCOME NA WELCOME KAYO, MGA SALOT NG LIPUNAN!!!!

  • sakinlang


  • tagatabas

    Laht ng nag comment laban sa NPA… useless namang talaga dahila wala ng bilang ang ideolohiya nila. Panggulo na lang sa lipunan.

  • Borogol

    what NPA is trying to say is..  marami kasing mga b0b0 at t4n64 na marerecruit…

    start na lng sa gobyerno e, nakaupo pa sa senate.

  • OFW Reader

    Feign strong when in-fact your forces are weak. Your interpretation of the art of war is a complete failure. Bilang na araw nyo dahil sa mga kawalanghiyaan nyo. Mauubos din kayo.

  • blade_29

    These good for nothing criminals think they are still living in the early part of the 20th century. For their information we are now in the 21st century and their ideas and what they are fighting for are as backwards and outdated as the typewriter they are using to print their propaganda. Many of their comrades around the world have already abandoned their violent ideologies, except perhaps for the hardcore North Korea, Cuba and the semi-capitalist China. So, to the CPP and the NPA, we ask you to live a normal life and get a normal job and get busy. Also, an idle mind is the devil’s playground.  

  • dikoy321

    Thieves & Bandits join because they’re DUMB and want to hold/carry guns!

    Time to report all NPAs and their supporters so they get SILENCED by the PNP !


    Forward Philippines !!!

  • George Lapulapu

    interestingly, i heard of this analysis regardless of the NPAs status of strength. and this is where it is dangerous. an organization  that failed to properly account and define their objective reality can never get the reality right. otherwise this is just another propaganda….

  • Harry

    Some of their sympathizers are those extremely poor and deprived of social justice. Those people joined the movement out of desperation. 

  • magiting78

    Wala n kau mga komunista unti unti n kau malilipol….kung noon malakas kau ngaun wala na….

  • nrcarcht

    Yes it is true that most of the NPA supporters are from the poor villages of the far flung areas, with the economic surge the country has, the government should used these achievements to extend the development to these areas and to uproot the failed ideology that NPA/CPP still patronized.  

  • To_Be_Continued

    COMMIE: “Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Emmanuel Bautista is bound to fail miserably” in pursuing his objective of “rendering irrelevant the CPP-NPA.”

    My Take: Bautista will never fail. There is nothing to fail because the CPP-NPA has long been rendered irrelevant.

  • To_Be_Continued

    CPP_NPA: “Over the next few years, the NPA and the people’s militias will be able to initiate more frequent and widespread tactical offensives at the front, regional, inter-regional and national levels.”

    TRUTH: I first heard this thirty years ago. Still I have been hearing it in the last thirty years. Kawawa naman ang nauuto sa mga catchy but baseles propaganda na ito…natatapon lang and oras at buhay sa pamumundok.

  • To_Be_Continued

    CPP-NPA: “The New People’s Army continues to grow in number and in terms of firepower and is bound to increase in a more rapid pace in the coming years.”

    My Take: Is the dwindling of rebels from 25,000 in the 1970s to 3000 today… a numerical growth?!?! Remember that no less than former NPA Kumander Dante (Bernabe Buscayno) disclosed to the media that when the CPP was claiming a membership of 12,000, they were actually only 6,000. Now they are claiming to have 8000 fighters. So, it is safe to assume that possibly, they have 3000 members.

    You call that growth..I call it one big propaganda lie.

  • Luka Munyita

    Natawa ako sa timatawag nilang “NPA growth”. Hahahaha! Pretending to be strong when actually weak ika nga. Kung magpropaganda man itong mga ugok na komunista, siguraduhin muna nila na kapanipaniwala. Clearly the NPA is only a shadow of power it once was in the 1980’s. 

  • Luka Munyita

    Laos na ang komunismo na ipinaglalaban ng NPA. Kung ang China at Vietnam nga na napaka-die hard sa komunismo dati, inabandona na ang pagiging komunista at tuluyan nang yumakap sa kapitalismo. Tapos itong mga NPA nangangarap na maging komunista ang Pilipinas at US? Hindi tatanggapin ng mga Pinoy at Kano ang idolohiyang walang saysay.

  • opinyonlangpo

    What are they fighting for anyway? Is this a lost cause? Ater so many years, some of them don’t even know what they are fighting for anymore and worse they don’t even know whom they are fighting for anymore. Right now, most look at them as countryside bandits and have to be feared. Time to reevaluate their strategy and make their end goals clear. 

  • Pers

    what growth? hi wakeup. filipinos dont like what you have fighting for luma na yan idoloheya ninyo respect of what the majority want.

  • simondj

    tapos na po ang mga maliligayang araw ng RED COMMUNIST, matagal na. sa china ayaw na ng mga tao iyan dahil mga leader nila mismo nakipag alyado na sa capitalist of the western world. wait for six years and china will have a peaceful revolution. ano ba ang pinaglalaban ninyo? samantalang halos lahat ng pamilyang pilipino ay may nagtratrabaho sa abroad, kayo naman puro rebolusonaryo tax ang gusto ninyo. 

  • agustin

    The Soviet Union died a natural death for it’s communism ideology. the people there do not like the sharing of in our country communism will not last long, sharing of wealth will be dis advantageous to hardworking filipinos where the lazy ones will be inspired to be more lazy. the present set up now is revolutionary taxes imposed by NPA to the village or community.the effect of this is demoralization,it discourage our people to be productive one.

  • Observer_din

    lakas tama din tong mga NPA na to, increase daw in firepower at grow in number, more rapid pace pa, hindi kaya nila alam na marami nang galit na magsasaka sa mga prubinsya dahil tuwing anihan nakaabang na tong mga extortionist na to na ni hindi man lang tumulong magtanim pero gusto makabahagi ng ani..  nakakahiya na sila,irrelevant na sila, sana lang wag ng manalo ang mga leftist na party list, pati yung matapang ang hiya na kakandidato na senador, sana wag iboto si teddy casino

    • Luka Munyita

      ay hindi na mananalo ang mga kandidato ng mga komunista. sa partylist nga hirap na silag makaabot ng 2 percent. Malayo pa ang 2020, wala nang NPA. Mga aktibista nalang nila ang matitira pero wala na silang fighters soon. Communism will never work. Napatunayan na yan sa history.

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