Is Satur Ocampo a communist? Is he involved with the New People’s Army?

For most Filipinos, that’s like asking if the Pope is Catholic. Or whether or not you need to be a lawyer to be Chief Justice.

There are enough historical accounts of Satur Ocampo’s links with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its terrorist arm the New People’s Army (NPA). A 1989 report on information obtained in the midst of internal strife within the CPP-NPA tagged Ocampo a “propagandist” of the outlawed group…

An internal report of the Communist Party’s annual Politburo meeting last March noted, for example, that “for the first time, in many places, there is a lack of people to hold the guns.”

The report, seized during the capture of NPA propagandist Satur Ocampo in July in Manila, complained that party membership fell by “several thousands” in 1988. “Whole guerrilla fronts have been lost because of the inadequacy of cadre, neglect of the mass base” and military “mistakes,” the report said.

Perhaps it is high time Satur Ocampo be recognised for what he was and what he likely still is. Filipinos should NEVER FORGET what he did.

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