Filipinos celebrate 35th founding anniversary of the NDFP

By Roselle Valerio

Since several days ago, allied organizations of the NDFP and the Filipino people had been gathering in the guerrilla fronts and consolidated revolutionary bases, as well as in cities and town centers, to celebrate the victories thus far achieved in the national democratic revolution. The gatherings also used the occasion to commemorate the contributions and ultimate sacrifice made by hundreds of martyrs of the revolution.

Outside the country, the NDFP International Information Office spearheaded on 26 April the anniversary celebrations in Amsterdam, consisting of literature and arts exhibits, short-film screenings, a forum featuring Professor Jose Maria Sison and Luis G. Jalandoni, and cultural performances of migrant Filipinos and solidarity organizations from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey and Indonesia.

    Read or download the March – April 2008 Anniversary Issue of Liberation International…

    Also in this issue:

    Living (and struggling) in the Philippines: Belgian student recounts exposure trip to the Philippines

    Communists around the world reaffirm support for Philippine revolution

    NDFP salutes the friends of the Filipino people

Prisoners of War (POWs) accorded humane treatment while undergoing custodial investigation

By Rigoberto F. Sanchez
Spokesperson, Merardo Arce Command
NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command

Two prisoners of war (POWs) are recently held by a unit of the Conrado Heredia Command-Front 20 Operations Command of the New People's Army. Sgt. Napoleon P. Gerasmio of the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM-Philippine Army, SN 760645) and Sgt. Huberto C. Corbita of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM- AFP, SN 780628) were separately arrested at a checkpoint set up by a platoon of the CHC-NPA on April 24, 2008 in Sitio Mabatas, Barangay Upper Ulip, Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province. One .45 cal pistol was seized from Sgt. Gerasmio.

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Overseas Filipinos, foreign comrades join NDFP celebrate its 35th year

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The National Democratic Front of the Philippines on Saturday observed its 35th anniversary with the theme “Celebrating 35 years of the Filipino people’s victories in their struggle for national liberation.” The event was held at an old church, the Nassaukerk, in Amsterdam and was attended by overseas Filipinos and foreign comrades from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Ireland, the UK, Turkey, and Indonesia.

Part of the afternoon program was paying tribute to non-Filipino nationals “who have become "friends, supporters, partners and comrades of the NDFP, the Filipino people, and the revolutionary struggle".

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Current Philippine situation and prospects of the NDFP

Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

The NDFP is the most consolidated and most powerful united front of revolutionary forces in the Philippines. It has succeeded in gathering, harmonizing and coordinating the revolutionary forces and winning over the millions of people to the cause of armed revolution. It has promoted the growth of all its allied organizations, the revolutionary mass movement and the organs of political power. It has served as the base for various types of alliances.

All the 17 allied organizations of the NDFP are growing in strength and advancing. Thus, the NDFP has a solid basis for winning greater victories in further developing various types of alliances, generating mass campaigns and attracting the broad masses of the people to the revolutionary cause against the Arroyo regime and the entire ruling system. Indeed, the NDFP has bright prospects so long as it carries out the tasks that it has set forth.

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35 years of the NDFP: Insights into its history and program

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative
Member‚ NDFP National Executive Committee

This growth and achievements over the past 35 years are possible only with the support of the masses. We honor the many martyrs and heroes among the masses and the NDFP leaders who gave up their lives for the Filipino people and the Philippine revolution. We also honor our internationalist friends who have rendered and are still rendering selfless service to the Filipino people.

On the firm foundation of the 35 years of glorious revolutionary struggle, we are confident of winning more victories in the years to come until we achieve nationwide victory in our struggle for national and social liberation. Read more

Message of congratulations to the CPN (Maoist) and the Nepali people for victory in the elections

Message of Congratulations to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Nepali People for victory in the Constituent Assembly Elections

By NDFP National Council

This significant victory ushers in a new stage in the struggle of the Nepali working class and people to bring the new democratic revolution through to final victory. It has been made possible by the glorious victories achieved in the ten years of people’s war when the CPN (Maoist) built the mass organizations, the people’s liberation army, the organs of political power and revolutionary base areas in the countryside, and succeeded in winning the peasant masses and all the working people and the middle social strata to the side of the new democratic revolution.

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A look into the complaints submitted to the GRP-NDFP Joint Monitoring Committee

By NDFP Human Rights Monitoring Committee 

This pamphlet exposes in very concrete terms the blatant lies of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and its agencies, especially Task Force Usig (TFU), regarding the extrajudicial killings of unarmed civilians, as well as the malicious attempts to shift blame for a number of these criminal incidents to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and other revolutionary forces in the NDFP.

Prof. Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions has seen through the false claims of the GRP and the scheme to malign progressive legal activists as “communists” and “enemies of the state” and then to blame the CPP, NPA and other revolutionary forces. Before him, respected human rights organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and religious institutions like the World Council of Churches and national councils of Christian churches in various countries have called the GRP and its agencies to task for command responsibility and have supported the evidence provided by the families of victims, the surviving victims, Philippine-based people’s organizations, religious institutions and human rights organizations like KARAPATAN and several international fact-finding missions.

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Message of congratulations to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the people of Nepal

Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines

On behalf of the Filipino people and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), we the CPP Central Committee express most heartfelt congratulations to the Central committee and membership of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the broad masses of the people of Nepal for the overwhelming and resounding victory of the CPN (Maoist) in the elections of the Constituent Assembly.

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Arroyo security forces continue to terrorize indigenous communities of Tubo, Abra

50th Infantry Battalion and 52nd Reconnaissance Company continue to terrorize Tubo, Abra

By Ka Diego Wadagan
Spokesperson, NPA Agustin Begnalen Command

Since arriving in Pananuman on March 12, the military troops turned the community into a garrison. They forcibly occupied the elementary school buildings, barangay hall, church, and village dap-ay (traditional council house). They set up their 60 mm and 81 mm mortars and a 105 mm howitzer cannon right within the residential area and turned the school ground into a helipad. Heavy artillery bombing continues to be launched from within the residential area of Pananuman. Since March 25, more than 95 mortar and howitzer cannon shells have been fired day and night. The people of Pananuman, Tubtuba and nearby communities could not sleep at night due to the continuous bombing.

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Protests of hungry people are bound to explode amidst soaring prices of food — CPP

By The Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said the Filipino people are bound to carry out more and more protest actions against the Arroyo regime in the face of the incessant increase in the prices of rice and other food stuff…  "The fact is, the Filipino people, especially the broad masses of workers, peasants and semiproletarians, are outraged by the sharp increase in the price of rice and how they are made to suffer long queues to buy cheaper rice in military-guarded outlets of the National Food Authority," said Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal, CPP spokesperson.

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