From the Sun Star-Bacolod (Dec 27): CPP anniversary peaceful – military
THE Philippine Army reported that no violence was committed related to the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Friday.
The military in Negros Occidental said that streamers were put up in the approach of Barangay Suay, Himamaylan City bearing the words in red paint," NPA checkpoint and 46th Anniversary of the NPA."
The Himamaylan City Police Station has already ordered the removal of the streamers.
Meanwhile, the CPP’s armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), under the Leonardo Panaligan Command said in a statement that the recruitment activities of the NPA continue.
“In fact, in one week's time only, (we) were able to recruit about 45 new members,” said its spokesman Ka JB Regalado.
Regalado said that most of the new recruits are students and that the rebels continue to have a strong mass base.