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
The following statement is from the Communist Party of the Philippines:
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people in marking the eve of the stepping down of the US-Arroyo regime, which ruled the Philippines for nine and a half years with sheer brutality, corruption and subservience to foreign interests. At the same time, the CPP reiterates the need to persist along the path of revolutionary struggle and achieve great strides in advancing people’s war through the next several years of the new US-Aquino regime.
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel.
NDFP calls on incoming administration to hold Mrs. Arroyo accountable for human rights violations and plunder
NDFP Negotiating Panel
26 May 2010
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel calls on the incoming administration of apparent President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to hold Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the military and civilian officials of her regime accountable for numerous gross human rights violations and blatant cases of massive corruption and plunder.
The following statement by the Communist Party of the Philippines is from the website of the National Democratic Front:
With the reactionary elections coming to a close, it now appears that the Philippine neocolonial state will be headed next by Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Posted in Electoral Politics, Imperialism, Marxism-Leninism, Philippines
Tagged Benigno Aquino III, Communist Party of the Philippines, Gloria M. Arroyo, Hacienda Luisita Massacre, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, neocolonialism, Noynoy Aquino, Oplan Bantay Laya, Philippine elections, Protracted People's War, Revolution
The following statement by Jose Maria Sison is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
As chief political consultant of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I am well informed about the revolutionary position of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People’s Army and the NDFP as well as the position of other major political forces in relation to the 2010 elections of the reactionary government.