SORSOGON CITY – The local New People’s Army command declares suspension of military operation (SOMO) this holiday season.
In a statement released by Celso Minguez Command in Sorsogon that in the spirit of Christmas the National Democratic Front (NDF) declares ceasefire starting December 16, 2010 until January 2, 2011.
Sorsogon NPA spokesperson Samuel Guerrero said that declaration will serve as gestures of the revolutionary movement on the resumption of peace talks leading to the success of lasting peace and development of the country.
Meanwhile, Guerrero condemns the action and atrocities of Philippine Army that results to the killing of two NPA rebels and capture of three others in Barangay San Isidro, Barcelona, Sorsogon last December 7, 2010.
Guerrero said that it is a clear violation and sabotage of the declaration of SOMO in the areas affected by the eruption of Bulusan volcano.
Guerrero added that said rebel groups are soliciting materials for the forthcoming rehabilitation and relief operation in areas affected by eruption. “Ito ay ispesyal na trabaho ng nasabing yunit na magtipon ng lahat ng pwedeng maitulong sa mga masang nasalanta at hindi upang makipaglaban. Ang mga ito ay hindi na nakapanlaban ng mahusay dahil sa superyor na armas at bilang ng kaaway”.
“Ang nangyari ay isang malinaw na tipo ng pananabotahe sa ideneklarang SOMO ng BHB. Ito ay isang probokasyon at mitsa upang muling sumiklab ang mga taktikal na opensiba ng BHB sa gitna ng deklaradong SOMO. Ang mga insidenteng tulad nito ang nagsisilbing sagabal sa mga pagsisikap ng GRP (Government of the Republic of the Philippines) at NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines) para magtagumpay ang Usapang Pangkapayapaan.”
“We also salute our comrade who sacrifice their lives for the interest of Filipino people”, Guerrero ended. BICOLTODAY.com