BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Mt. Cansermon Command of the New People’s Army hailed Mitchel Fat, alias Epi, who was recently killed in a combined operation of the police and Army soldiers in Ilog, Negros Occidental, as a revolutionary martyr.
Rebel spokesman Ka Dionesio Magbuelas, in a press statement, said that the death of Ka Epi and other revolutionary martyrs will spark the flames of revolution.
“There is no better way to honor the life and struggle of our revolutionary martyrs than to continue with much vigor our national democratic struggle to put an end to the semi-feudal and semi-colonial system in the Philippines,” Magbuelas said in a statement.
Fat was tagged by the Philippine Army as a squad leader of the Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda Platoon, Central Negros Front 2, of the Komiteng Rehiyonal-Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor.
He was also linked to the killing of four members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 7 in Brgy. Mabato, Ayungon, Negros Oriental last year.
Magbuelas said that killing a revolutionary martyr will not end the revolutionary movement.*