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The NDFP is ready to resume formal peace talks with the new GRP administration

The following statement by Luis G. Jalandoni, Chairperson of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:

Esteemed Bishops Deogracias S. Iniguez, Jr. and Solito K. Toquero, Co-Chairpersons of the Ecumenical Bishops Forum (EBF), Bishop Elmer M. Bolocon, Executive Secretary of the EBF, other members and staff of the EBF, and other participants in this EBF Forum on Peace, we in the NDFP Negotiating Panel warmly greet you. We thank you for your invitation to give a presentation in this peace forum, the first of a series you are sponsoring. We appreciate your desire to hasten the resumption of formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

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Cordillera People’s Democratic Front refutes Philippine Army lies

The following statement from the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:

Philippine Army rehashes old issues of discovered camps, arms caches and land mines
By SIMON “Ka Filiw” NAOGSAN
Spokesperson, Cordillera People’s Democratic Front

The Cordillera People’s Democratic Front (CPDF) denies the statement of the 5th Infantry Division and the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) of the Philippine Army regarding the alleged capture of a training camp in Kili, Tubo and an arms cache in Buneg, Lacub in Abra.

503rd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Essel Soriano and 50th Infantry Battalion commanding officer Lt. Col. Rogelio Migote cover up their losses in the battlefield by concocting stories on these so-called victories as well as distortions on the use of anti-personnel mines by the New People’s Army. This was parroted by Capt. Adonis Bañez, 501st Infantry Brigade spokesman and propagandist, as well as the NOLCOM in national newspapers and government radio.

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Jose Maria Sison on the 45th founding anniversary of the Kabataang Makabayan

The following is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:

Brief address on Kabataang Makabayan on its 45th founding anniversary

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan

It is a great honor for me to have been the founding chairman of Kabataang Makabayan (Patriotic or People’s Youth). And it is my pleasure to talk to you about KM on the occasion of its 45th founding anniversary.

The KM was founded on 30 November 1964, the birth anniversary of the great worker and founder of the Katipunan, Andres Bonifacio. Since the beginning, the KM has been dedicated to the just cause of continuing the revolutionary struggle of the Filipino youth and people for national liberation and democracy against foreign and feudal domination.

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Philippine revolutionaries say their country could become another Afghanistan

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.

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Message to the Communist Party of the Philippines from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization

The following is from the websites of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization:

jrc-2576-6To: Central Committee, Communist Party of the Philippines

From: Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Dear Comrades,

We send militant greetings on the 40th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines. These past 40 years have been marked by heroic sacrifices and great victories for your Party, its army and for the patriotic people of the Philippines. We are confident that the future will be still more glorious, and will bring about a victory of the national democratic revolution, under the leadership of the working class and its Party, the Communist Party of the Philippines.

We have great respect for the ideological and political clarity of the CPP, along with your practical work. Not so long ago, more than a few forces in the world communist movement were wavering. Some even went over to the enemy. We appreciate the fact that your Party upheld the banner of Marxism-Leninism along with the contributions of Mao Zedong. Your firm stand was and is a great contribution to the fight of working and oppressed people everywhere, including the United States. We are sure you will make even greater contributions in the period ahead.

Our organization has worked against the repression directed against the CPP by U.S. imperialism and its puppets. We will continue to do so in the future and will continue to oppose U.S. intervention in the Philippines.

The people of the Philippines and the people of the United States share a common enemy in U.S. imperialism, and the unity between the peoples of our respective countries will, over the long run. contribute to U.S. imperialism’s defeat. Recognizing this, we will work to develop the warm, fraternal relations that exist between our organizations.

Today, the imperialists are beset by crisis. Countries want independence, nations want liberation and people need revolution. We are sure that the revolutionary process in the Philippines will continue to advance under the leadership of the CPP.

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Long live Marxism-Leninism!

Long live the Communist Party of the Philippines!

With Communist greetings,
Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Strengthen the Party and intensify the people’s struggle in celebrating the 40th founding anniversary

Ang Bayan – December 26, 2008: Message of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Philippines

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pahina1With utmost joy, we celebrate today the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as the advanced detachment of the Philippine working class under the theoretical guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Forty years ago today, we reestablished on a new foundation what originally was the Communist Party of the Philippine Islands (CPPI).

On this happy occasion, we in the Central Committee of the CPP salute all comrades in all Party organs, units and spheres of work, all Red commanders and fighters of the New People’s Army, all allied forces in the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, all leaders and functionaries of the local organs of the people’s democratic government, all activists in the mass movement and the broad masses of the Filipino people.

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Jose Maria Sison on the 40 anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines

The following is from the website Philippine Revolution Web Central:

n1630974870_52576_32031Greetings To The Communist Party of The Philippines on the Occasion of its Fortieth Founding Anniversary

Prof. Jose Ma. Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
December 26, 2008

As founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), I convey warmest greetings of comradeship to all CPP cadres and members on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the CPP. I share your joy in celebrating all the struggles waged and all the victories won by the CPP and the Filipino people in the last four decades of the new democratic revolution.

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The people welcome the Communist Party of the Philippines coming 40th anniversary

The following is from the Philippine Revolution Web Central:

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The people welcome the CPP’s coming 40th anniversary, the fascists and reactionaries are piqued

Fr. Santiago “Sanny” Salas
Spokesperson in Eastern Visayas
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
December 02, 2008

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas said today that the people welcome the coming 40th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines because revolution is the only hope and way out of the crisis in the country and the world. “The crisis in the Philippines is linked to and worsened by the global capitalist crisis,” said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. “If the US and other global centers of capitalism are staggered by financial crisis and certain depression, how much more their semicolonies like the Philippines relying on foreign debt, dependent on imports, and geared to raw material exports? The local and international crises mean more exploitation, poverty, underdevelopment and repression of the Filipino people. Thus, because of the revolutionary optimism offered by the 40th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Dec. 26, the fascists and reactionaries are in a frenzy of vilifying the CPP.”

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The Guerrilla is Like a Poet

Jose Maria Sison presiding over the International Seminar on Mao Zedong Thought, 1993

Jose Maria Sison presiding over the International Seminar on Mao Zedong Thought, 1993

I’ve highlighted some revolutionary art and culture before. I’ve posted Rage Against the Machine’s acapella perfomance at the RNC protest this September, and the Sendoro Luminoso inspired video for the song Bombtrack. I’ve highlighted the music of Julian Conrado of the FARC-EP. Yesterday I posted an article about the outstanding Palestinian writer and PFLP martyr, Ghassan Kanafani. Today I want to highlight the beautiful poetry and songs of the Filipino revolutionary leader, Jose Maria Sison.

Comrade Sison reconstituted the Communist Party of the Philippines in 1968 based on Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought and founded the New People’s Army. He is the author of numerous important books and articles, including Philippine Society and Revolution, written under the war-name of ‘Amado Guerrero’. Today Sison lives in exile in The Netherlands and is the Chief Political Consultant to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

This is a music video of Jose Maria Sison’s lyric poem, “The Guerrilla is Like a Poet”. In the video it switches form English to Tagalog halfway through. You can also hear Sison himself sing the poem by clicking here. The words of the poem are in English in full below.

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NDFP Negotiating panel meets CPN-Maoist’s Comrade Gaurav

The following is from the Philippine Revolution Web Central:

NDFP Negotiating panel meets Comrade Gaurav

Ruth de Leon
Executive Director
International Information Office
National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)
September 24, 2008

The NDFP Negotiating Panel represented by Luis Jalandoni, Chairperson, and Fidel Agcaoili, Member, with Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chief Political Consultant of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, met with Chandra Prakash Gajurel (popularly known as Comrade Gaurav), and an assistant, on 23 September 2008 in The Netherlands. Continue reading