The nuclear-powered USS George Washington Nimitz-class aircraft carrier arrives in Manila on September 4, 2010. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
The following is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
US military troops masquerading as actors in humanitarian missions have been repeatedly exposed as having overtly participated in Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) combat operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) in different areas in the country, as well as against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao.
The US Counter-Insurgency Guide confirms military assistance to “affected governments” like the Philippines in defeating the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDF), which it calls “terrorist”. It is also a reassertion of US imperialism’s containment and engagement policy against its economic rivals in East Asia and the Pacific, to secure its geo-political interest in the region.
The following August 13th statement from Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao is being reposted here from the Philippine Revolution Web Central:
All the four divisions under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) based in Mindanao are currently conducting massive and widespread military operations against the revolutionary forces in all the five NPA regions in the whole island, particularly more intense in the Southern Mindanao Region. These began prior and during the inauguration of Noynoy Aquino, and continued before, during and after Noynoy Aquino’s SONA, and still escalating almost without let-up and without rest of troops in between operations.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Philippines
Tagged Armed Forces of the Philippines, counter-revolution, counterinsurgency, Ka Oris, Moro self-determination, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, NDFP-Mindanao, New People's Army, Noynoy Aquino, Oplan Bantay Laya, Protracted People's War
Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos , Spokesperson for the NDFP-Mindanao
The following statement on the 37th anniversary of the founding of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is from PhilippineRevolution.net. See also “All efforts towards building the people’s army and advancing the national democratic revolution to a higher stage!“:
Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao
April 24, 2010
The National Democratic Front in Mindanao (NDF-Mindanao) wishes to congratulate and salute the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), as it celebrates its 37th anniversary, today, April 24. We wish to give also our highest honor to all the revolutionary martyrs who unselfishly offered their lives for the greater interest of the Filipino People.
Posted in Marxism-Leninism, Philippines
Tagged agrarian reform, anti-imperialism, Armed Struggle, Communist Party of the Philippines, Ka Oris, Mindanao, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, national minorities, NDFP-Mindanao, New Democracy, New People's Army, Philippine elections, Protracted People's War, Revolution, self-determination
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by Spokesperson Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao.
Under the Obama Regime, Mindanao could become another Afghanistan
November 13, 2009
On the occasion of US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s two-day visit of to the Philippines, the National Democratic Front-Mindanao (NDF-Mindanao) reiterates the demand of the Filipino people for the US government to immediately pull-out the US Pacific Command’s 600-strong Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTFP) from Mindanao and elsewhere in the Philippines.
Should the US refuse and instead continue heightening its military intervention and escalate its participation in counter-guerrilla operations, Mindanao and the entire Philippines could become another Afghanistan, Iraq or Vietnam where its forces will be caught in a spiral of armed mass resistance.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Imperialism, Philippines
Tagged Abu Sayaff, Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Fight Back!, Gloria M. Arroyo, Hilary Clinton, Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines, Jorge Madlos, Ka Oris, MILF, Mindanao, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, NDFP, New People's Army, Revolution, U.S. Pacific Command