NDFP Human Rights Committee spurns Arroyo-created Commission

By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI
Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Committee

The so-called independent commission created by Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to investigate the extra-judicial killings and abduction of legal activists and suspected revolutionaries and make recommendations is nothing but a whitewashing machine for the Arroyo regime, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and their death squads. It is another vicious psywar device to besmirch the memory of the victims and blame the revolutionary movement for the crimes, as already being maliciously done by Task Force Usig.

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Gloria Arroyo is mastermind of nationwide slaughter of legal activists

By Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

Philippine-based and international human rights organizations and fact-finding missions have gone to the scenes of the crimes of extrajudicial killings and abductions of legal activists. They have examined all available evidence and the testimonies of surviving victims and other witnesses among the close relatives, neighbors, friends and colleagues of the victims in the mass organizations, churches and professional associations.

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NDFP welcomes Amnesty report, condemns US-Arroyo Regime’s “all-out war”

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

We welcome Amnesty International’s 15 August 2006 report on the Philippines, “Political Killings, Human Rights and the Peace Process”, which condemns the dastardly murder of progressive and leftist activists in the Philippines. We also take note of the recommendations of Amnesty International for the US-backed Arroyo regime to respect human rights, ensure the administration of justice and to comply with the 1998 GRP-NDFP Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).

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NDFP Monitoring Committee reiterates proposal, castigates negative reactions of GRP officials

By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI
Chairperson, NDFP Monitoring Committee

Within the frame of the work of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) in the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) as further elaborated in the Operational Guidelines for the Joint Monitoring Committee, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Monitoring Committee (MC) reiterates its proposal to its counterpart in the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP)-MC to form an ad-hoc committee that will conduct joint fact-finding investigations into the recent cases of disappearances of unarmed civilian activists and captured suspected revolutionaries.

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NDFP proposes joint probe on Desaparecidos

NDFP International Information Office

[Utrecht, 2 August]  Citing the escalating incidence of abductions and disappearances of unarmed civilians and suspected revolutionaries, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) today announced a proposal to conduct a joint fact-finding mission with representatives of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). The NDFP proposal aims to determine the facts surrounding the disappearances and find the victims, “whether dead or alive”.

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