Posted to the PRWC Blog (Jan 2): Order to end temporary ceasefire today
Communist Party of the Philippines
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines hereby informs
all commands and units of the New People's Army (NPA) and the people's militias
that the temporary ceasefire order issued last December 20, 2012 will end at
2359H today, January 2, 2013, instead of January 15.
This declaration is
being issued upon the recommendation of the Negotiating Panel of the National
Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) after the failure of the Government
of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) to comply with the agreement last
December 17-18 to extend its own ceasefire order to January 15. The agreement
was contained in the Press Communique authenticated by Royal Norwegian
Ambassador Ture Lundh.
The original CPP ceasefire
declaration of December 20 was issued with the aim of creating favorable
conditions for the resumption of peace negotiations being scheduled for this
month. The CPP has decided to abbreviate the ceasefire order to ensure
that units of the New People's Army and people's militias will not be placed in
an unduly disadvantaged position when the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
ends its suspension of military offensives by midnight tonight.
and the people's militias should immediately assume an offensive posture and
confront and frustrate the enemy campaigns of suppression, defend the people
against the fascist onslaughts of the AFP and the armed agents of the Aquino
regime and advance the strategic objectives of the people's war.