Propaganda article from the Tagalog language edition of Ang Bayan posted to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Website (Jun 21, 2020): Agents strafes house of Kasama-Bukidnon leader
JUNE 21, 2020
SUSPECTED ELEMENTS of the 88th IB strafed a house where Elita Manlapid, 59, and her family were staying on the night of June 16. Manlapid was the chairperson of the San Fernando Kasama-Bukidnon chapter in 2013.
She has been repeatedly pressured to “surrender” as a member of the New People’s Army in 2016 and 2019. The 88th IB also summoned her to their headquarters in Maramag. The residents in the area have been experiencing violence and threats by an AFP-organized paramilitary group. Kasama-Bukidnon has been leading the fight to defend the Pantaron range and stop mining companies from destroying the Lumad’s ancenstral land.
[Ang Bayan is the official news organ of the Communist Party of the Philippines and is issued by the CPP Central Committee. It provides news about the work of the Party as well as its analysis of and views on current issues. Ang Bayan comes out fortnightly and is published in Pilipino, Bisaya, Ilokano, Waray, Hiligaynon and English.]