It is very obvious the Philippine government is biting into the propaganda war of the communist led mass movement in the New People’s Army (NPA).
This was seen with the Philippine Army refuting the NPA superiority claim against government security forces.
The NPA spokesman in Mindanao claims it is gaining ground against the government troops which the PA readily refutes on Sunday.
The PA went out with a pronouncement the NPA’s claim is a figment of imagination to excuse their failures and continuous dwindling of strength.
The AFP disclosed that NPA strength of 2,035 has gone down to 1,691 followers this year with 413 influenced barangays against the rebels record of 547.
Even Malacañang contradicted the reported statement of the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) that they have extended their forces in Eastern Mindanao.
The illegal Communist Party of the Philippines marked its 47th anniversary of re-establishment under the guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism on December 26, 1968.