NPA in Southern Tagalog downplays AFP’s ‘modern weapons’
LUCENA CITY –– The spokesman of the communist insurgents in Southern Tagalog scoffed at the military’s threat of using modern war weapons to annihilate the Maoist-inspired guerrillas.
Patnubay de Guia, the spokesman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Southern Tagalog, said the leadership of the military’s Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) was “daydreaming” if the government forces believed that modern weapons could crush the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the region.
He said even the strongest and most modern weapons in the military arsenal would not defeat the rebels whose source of power and strength were provided by the people.
“And this was proven in China and Vietnam revolutions,” he said.
Last week, Lt. Col. Dennis Cana, Solcom information officer, revealed that state security forces were now armed with modern war equipment like night capable helicopters, signal equipment like drones, range finders, thermal imagers, and additional naval assets.
He said the government forces in Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions would “not hesitate to use the upgraded military might in our arsenal against the few CT (communist terrorists) who still refuse to abandon their arms.”/lzb
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