Condolences on the death of Comrade Dr. George Habash, Al-Hakim

Heartfelt condolences to family, comrades and the Palestinian people on the death of Comrade Dr. George Habash, Al-Hakim

By LUIS G. JALANDONIImage

NDFP Chief International Representative
Member, NDFP National Executive Committee

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) conveys its heartfelt condolences to the family of Comrade Dr. George Habash, Al-Hakim, to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestinian people on the passing away of the Founder of the PFLP and the Arab Nationalist Movement.

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NDFP condemns arrest of Randall Echanis, member of NDFP RWC on Social and Economic Reforms

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) vigorously condemns the illegal arrest of Mr. Randall Echanis, member of the NDFP Reciprocal Working Committee (RWC) on Social and Economic Reforms (SER), by the Arroyo regime's police agents yesterday at Bago City, Negros Occidental. Mr. Echanis was in Bago City to attend a conference of agricultural workers in preparation for a national rural congress.

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Exploratory talks can lead to formal Peace Talks if Arroyo Regime complies with prior agreements

Informal exploratory talks can lead to formal Peace Talks if Arroyo Regime complies with prior GRP-NDFP Agreements

By Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

If it really wants to resume formal peace talks, the Arroyo regime must comply with the prior agreements between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and do away with all the impediments that violate said agreements and prevent peace talks. Informal exploratory talks in Oslo can thus lead to formal peace talks.

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Executive Secretary Ermita lets the cat out of the bag

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

25 January 2008

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita lets the cat out of the bag when he said, "So what's the end game for negotiation? Let's silence the guns." He thus exposes his militarist mindset. All he wants from peace negotiations is that the people's army surrenders.

Silence the guns of the people's army, but of course not the guns of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and the regime's death squads.

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Arroyo Regime refuses to heed call for Peace Negotiations without preconditions

By Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

It is lamentable that the Arroyo regime has refused to heed the call of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) for the resumption of formal talks in the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), without preconditions and in accordance with prior agreements from The Hague Joint Declaration of 1992 to the Oslo Joint Statements of 2004.

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Game of the Generals

Martin Montana
Spokesperson, Chadli Molintas Command
NPA Ilocos-Cordillera Region

AFP Chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon boasted that 13 guerrilla fronts have been dismantled nationwide as a result of Oplan Bantay Laya. Nolcom chief Lt. Gen. Rodrigo Maclang quickly claimed credit for dismantling six of these fronts in his backyard Northern Luzon, followed immediately by 503rd Brigade chief Brig. Gen. Loreto Rirao claiming credit for two of these in the Ilocos and Cordillera regions.

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CPP welcomes church calls for peace talks, hits GRP ceasefire precondition

CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today welcomed the call of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) for the Philippine government for the resumption of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) “without preconditions."

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Prolonged investigation of Sison Case is an attack on NDFP and Peace Process

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The Dutch prosecutor Ms. J. S. de Vries claims that the examining judge Ms. C. M. Derijks has done something grievously wrong by declaring the “untimely closure of the preliminary investigation” of the false and politically motivated charge of inciting the murder of the military agents Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, the NDFP Chief Political Consultant.

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Three governments persist in persecuting me

By Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

In quick response to the announcement of the Dutch prosecutor that the preliminary investigation against me would be extended to the middle of this year, I expressed confidence that the charge would be dropped or if not that I would certainly win the case in court. I cited as basis of  confidence  the decisions of the District Court of The Hague on 13 September 2007, the Court of Appeal on 3 October 2007 and the examining judge on 21 November 2007.

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On Dutch prosecutors’ announcement to continue investigation of false charge against me

Quick response to the announcement of the Dutch prosecution office to continue investigation of false criminal charge against me

By Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

The Dutch Public Prosecution Service had the initiative yesterday (18 January) in announcing to the press and the public that it would continue up to the middle of this year to investigate my alleged involvement in the killing of the military agents Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

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