On the decision of the Dutch prosecution to dismiss the case against me

By Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

I am very happy that, because of insufficient legal and convincing evidence, the Public Prosecution Service of the Dutch government has decided to dismiss the case against me concerning the deaths of two security consultants and military assets of the Philippine reactionary government.

I have always been confident that the case would eventually be dismissed because in the first place I am innocent of the allegation. Moreover, the Dutch courts have previously made a series of decisions to release me from detention because of insufficient evidence and the political context of the case against me. The decision of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service to drop the case is long overdue and much delayed.

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NDFP hails NPA Narciso Antazo Aramil Command for successful release of POWs in Rizal

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) today hailed the Narciso Antazo Aramil Command (NAAC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) for the successful release of prisoners of war Police Inspector Rex Cuntapay and two of his men, Alberto Umali and Marvin Agasen. The three were freed last Friday in Rodriquez, Rizal.

Fidel V. Agcaoili, spokesperson of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, lauded the NAAC “for abiding by international humanitarian law (IHL) and the NPA’s own Rules of Discipline in extending humane treatment to the three POWs and ensuring their safety despite the unrelenting military operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the province of Rizal”.

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Win greater victories in the people’s war

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the New People's Army

By Communist Party of the Philippines

With boundless joy, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the New People's Army (NPA) on March 29 under the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Since then, the NPA has won great victories in the Filipino people's revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy through protracted people's war against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords.

We congratulate all the Red commanders and fighters, the Party cadres and members in the NPA and the broad masses of the people for their accumulated and current victories. We render the highest tribute to our revolutionary martyrs and heroes. Our high revolutionary principles, courage, perseverance, hard work, fierce struggle and sacrifices have won us our victories since the establishment of the Party and the NPA.

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CPP congratulates NPA in Rizal for safe and orderly release of Prisoners of War

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated the Narciso Antazo Aramil Command of the New People's Army (NPA-NAA) for yesterday's safe and orderly release of three elements of the Philippine National Police Regional Mobile Group held prisoner by the NPA in Rizal since January 3.

Shortly after noon yesterday, custody of the three prisoners of war (POWs)–Insp. Rex Contapay, PO1 Marvin Agasen, and PO1 Alberto de la Cruz–was transferred to personnel of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who carried out a brief medical checkup and found the three to be in good physical condition. Thereafter, the three were brought to their families and representatives of the Philippine government, religious leaders and other intermediaries.

 

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The rape and murder of Rebelyn Pitao — reprehensible act by a mercenary army!

By Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
Spokesperson, National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao

The National Democratic Front in Mindanao condemns in the strongest possible terms the abduction, rape and murder of civilian Rebelyn Pitao, daughter of Comrade Parago. This reprehensible act shows the utter desperation of the mercenary AFP and its master, the puppet reactionary Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime in its current Oplan Bantay Laya 2 "counter-insurgency" and particularly its failure to get Comrade Parago by all means.

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Rising unemployment, poverty under US-Arroyo regime

“Evil, vicious men from the military intelligence group abducted, tortured, raped and stabbed to death Ivy (Rebelyn’s nickname),” says Evengeline Pitao, mother of Rebelyn. MindaNews. photo by Rene B. Lumawag, Pixels & Cutlines.

By Pingkian

In the wake of the global financial crisis in October 2008, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, president of the Republic of the Philippines, boasted that the country’s economy is more resilient than it has ever been. That economic reforms her government had initiated “would enable the Philippine economy to weather the current storm.”

     Read or download the January – February 2009 issue of Liberation International …

     Also in this issue:

     NDFP condemns abduction, murder of Rebelyn Pitao

     US troops not welcome in the Philippines

     US-based Filipinos condemn US-RP military exercises

     Demands mount to investigate Israeli war crimes

     Kyrgyz Parliament votes to close down US military base

     Widespread unrest, protests rock Europe

     Beirut International Forum: Intensely united vs imperialism

Ka Parago’s daughter killed by Manila government’s “dirty war”

By Communist Party of the Philippines

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the abduction, rape and murder of Rebelyn Pitao, 20, daughter of Leoncio "Ka Parago" Pitao, head of the Pulang Bagani Command of the New People's Army in the Southern Mindanao Region.

The CPP extends its deepest sympathies to Ka Parago and his entire family for their loss.

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The blood of Rebelyn Pitao is on the hands of Gloria Arroyo and Gen. Eduardo Ermita!

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Rebelyn Pitao. Photo from Mindanews.com

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines condemns in the strongest terms the abduction and brutal murder of 20-year-old Rebelyn Pitao, daughter of Lencio Pitao, Commander of the New People's Army. We hold Mrs. Gloria Arroyo and  Executive Secretary, General Eduardo Ermita responsible for this dastardly violation of Rebelyn Pitao's right to life. It is likewise a blatant violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).

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Abducted daughter of NPA leader found dead

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20090305-192413/NPA-leaders-daughter-abducted–report

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Rebelyn Pitao. photo from MindaNews.

By Jeffrey M. Tupas
Mindanao Bureau, Inquirer.net

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — (UPDATE 2) The body of the daughter of a New People’s Army commander was fished out of a river in Carmen town in Davao del Sur early Thursday evening, some 24 hours after she was abducted by what her family suspect to be military agents.

Kelly Delgado, secretary general for Southern Mindanao of Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights), said Rebelyn Pitao, 20, was found in Purok (sub-village) 5, San Isidro, Carmen around 6:30 p.m.

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NDFP condemns abduction and demands immediate release of peace consultant Eduardo Sarmiento

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today strongly condemned the abduction and detention by government forces of Eduardo Sarmiento, NDFP consultant in Eastern Visayas in the peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. The NDF-EV also called on the GRP to immediately release Sarmiento because he is accorded protection and lenient treatment under the terms of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees, as well as the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. Sarmiento was abducted on Feb. 24 in Manila while he was attending consultations, and the military has said that he will be brought to an undisclosed location in Samar to face trial.

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