CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) strongly condemns the clear violation of the New People’s Army (NPA) of their own ceasefire declaration as evidenced by recent attacks on our troops.
The NPA’s harassment of a military patrol base on December 25, and attempted abduction of CAA member on December 26 are clear violations of their own declaration.
These show the duplicity and deception of the Communist Terrorists in saying one thing while doing the opposite.
Such treacherous attacks are expected of the NPA despite their ceasefire declaration since they have, for the longest time, lost their ideological mooring and resorted to actions reflective of a terrorist organization.
The AFP meanwhile will remain faithful to the government’s yuletide ceasefire and will remain on active defense. Our units and troops on the ground will remain ready to respond to any violent threat or attack that may be perpetrated by the NPA against our people and vulnerable communities
We call on our lost brothers in the NPA to reassess their stand and take the peaceful path to peace and return to the folds of the law so that they can be with their families and become productive citizens of the community. AFP /MCAG