SURIGAO, Philippines – Members and supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the Caraga region celebrated their 42nd founding anniversary in Surigao del Sur province on Sunday.
Thousands of communist rebels and their sympathizers from all over region joined the celebration held in Barangay Pang-on, San Agustin town.
The National Democratic Front’s (NDF) Northeastern Mindanao group led the festivities.
Around 40 local and international journalists witnessed the event.
The CCP boasted that they have established 42 guerilla units in Northeastern Mindanao and conducted 250 tactical offensive operations and confiscated 200 high powered firearms from the government troops.
Despite of the upcoming peace talks between rebels and the government, NDF Northeastern Mindanao spokesperson George “Ka Oris” Madlos said they stand firm in their ideology and have no plans to go back to fold of the law.