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Tribute to a Fallen Comrade and Friend July 9, 2012

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Highest Tribute to a Martyr of the People


your memory will always be cherished

‘Ka Arman was former Secretary General of  Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)-Southern Tagalog. He was the son of murdered Bayan Muna coordinator Expidito and Gabriela leader Manuela Albarillo in San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro on April 8, 2002 alegedly upon orders of then Col. Jovito Palparan, commander of the 204th Brigade Philippine Army.  He became aan internal refugee from 2002-2003 due to massive militarization in Mindoro and for fear of their lives. In pursuit of justice for his fallen parents, he joined full time as activist for people’s and human rights organization until becoming Sec-Gen of BAYAN.

As a mass leader, he led various people’s mobilizations  in the region and in Manila. He was one of the signatory in the 2006 impeachment complaint against PGMA and complainant in the cases filed against PGMA and Jocjoc Bolante before the Ombudsman in 2007. He also represented the region during the 3rd international Assembly of the International League of Peoples Struggle sin Hongkong in July of 2008.

However in 2008, at the latter end of Arroyo’s OPLAN Bantay Laya II, he along with other 71 leader activists in the region now known as Southern Tagalog 72 (ST-72) were lodged with trumped up charges of non-bailable offenses forcing him to go underground and ultimately decided to spend his full time and strength with the peasants in Quezon Province, this time as revolutionary cadre of the New People’s Army.

On June 30, 2012, in an apparent barbaric and inhumane attack by Army soldiers in San Narciso, Quezon, he along with 10 other fighters were martyred.  He left with her wife three children. He was 34.