From Panay News (Mar 24): NPA accuses rival group of terrorism
The Revolutionary Proletarian Army (RPA) is “sowing terror and banditry” in central Negros Occidental, according to the Leonardo Panaligan Command of the New People’s Army (NPA).
In a March 22 statement, NPA spokesman Ka JB Regalado said armed RPA members ransacked a residence in Barangay Ma-ao, Bago City, Negros Occidental two weeks ago.
Regalado said the RPA does “no longer adhere to its revolutionary principles.”
The NPA also accused the RPA to be responsible for a series of “harassments” of poor families and farmers in the province.
The NPA spokesman also claimed that the RPA is conniving with some members of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police to “harass left-leaning people’s organizations.”
Regalado said NPA members had raided the alleged safe house of RPA rebels at Hacienda Jamandre in La Castellana, Negros Occidental, wherein they recovered high-powered firearms.
The activities of the RPA are “counter-revolutionary and anti-people,” stressed Regalado.