From the Visayan Daily Star (Nov 30): Army wants ceasefire ‘forever'
He wants a “forever” ceasefire, and not just a ceasefire to deceive the
This was the response of Col. Jon Aying, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander,
to the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People's Army that had lambasted
the government for its continued tactical offensives against the NPA, despite
their suspension of military operations, to help the typhoon victims.
Aying said their actions against the CPP-NPA atrocities, deceit and lies,
serve as the rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the people. “We want to
rescue the local people from the violence and sufferings experienced under the
NPA rebels, regression and ceased to move in progress and rehabilitate their
values, beliefs and capacity for self-reliance and sustainability”.
The CPP had earlier announced an extension of its ceasefire in
typhoon-ravaged areas, including Negros island, to Dec. 24 this year, in view
of what it claims to be the extent and gravity of the devastation from the
super typhoon that it said has been made worse by the gross negligence and
inutility of the ruling Aquino regime.
“This will allow all committees of the people's democratic government,
respective commands of the NPA, and units of the people's militias in the
devastated areas to continue with rehabilitation efforts,” it added
Aying, however, said the NPA violated its own ceasefire in Negros, when its
Special Partisan Unit shot and killed SPO1 Agustin Hulleza on Nov. 16 in San
Carlos City, two days after the declaration of their suspension of military