Revolutionary authorities require candidates to observe policies within revolutionary areas

By Communist Party of the Philippines

For several weeks now, officials and mouthpieces of the Armed Forces of the Philippines have intensified their dirty psywar attacks against the revolutionary forces, disparaging the policy requiring political parties and candidates to observe policies and guidelines regarding the conduct of reactionary elections within areas under revolutionary jurisdiction.

It is unfortunate that the advisory issued the other day by the Commission on Human Rights somehow found itself caught in the web of tall tales spun by the AFP. It branded the revolutionary authorities' issuance of permits to campaign as a "form of extortion" in "violation of human rights and international humanitarian law," including the "rights to electoral participation and suffrage," as well as the "rights to equality, free expression, freedom of movement, and freedom against discrimination."

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Stand for truth and change against the military’s psychological warfare

Spokesperson, NDFP Eastern Visayas

As the 2010 election campaign drags on, the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army is stepping up its psywar attacks to justify intensifying political repression and keep Gloria Arroyo in power. In the face of the 8th ID's psywar attacks, we call on the mass media and the public to be vigilant and critical. Let us resist the Arroyo regime's intentions to stay on in power. Let us expose and oppose the enemy's psywar by investigating and coming out with the truth.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is the Arroyo regime's main instrument for remaining in power. The military made it possible for Gloria Arroyo to commit widespread cheating and win in the 2004 presidential election. Today, the Arroyo regime is so widely despised that its own candidates in the election have little chance of winning even through widespread cheating. Thus the regime is even more hell-bent on using the military, such as in imposing martial law and extending its rule as a "transition government".

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EDSA “People Power Revolution” promises remain unfullfilled

Spokesperson, NDFP –

Twenty four years after the EDSA "People Power Revolution" the greater majority of the Filipino people still wallow in poverty and deprivation, evermore oppressed and exploited. All the promises of EDSA totally unfulfilled.

After 24 years, no genuine land reform has been implemented. In a way, the bogus Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program or CARP succeeded in redistributing prime agricultural lands to tenants, but only to be foreclosed by the Land Bank and delivered to imperialist agri-business. The CARP freed some tenants from landlords only to become farm workers of the multi-national agribusiness and stock sharing schemes of big landlords like the Cojuangco's Hacienda Luisita. To complete the sacrifice of the land and tenants to the altar of multinational corporation gods, the Gloria Arroyo government extended the CARP.

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NPA Far South Mindanao denies recruiting minors

Commander, Valentin Palamine Command
New People's Army – Far South Mindanao Region

Other versions: Bisaya

May we inform the public that a certain Donita Rose Baro, a 15 year old lumad of Dungan Fekong, Matanao, Davao del Sur, who has been recently presented to the media by the 39th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army as another "child warrior", has never been recruited in the ranks of the New People's Army operating in Matanao or in any area of the Far South Mindanao Region.

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Brute force and cheap psywar tactics render serious Peace Talks impossible

Chairman, NDFP Human Rights Committee

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Civil Relations Office (AFPCRS) have been coming out in tandem lately with press releases on the alleged successes of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in its so-called counterinsurgency program notoriously known internationally as Oplan Bantay Laya.

The OPAPP through Annabelle Abaya keeps harping on its pseudo-peace talks on the community level as part of its so-called Social Integration Program (SIP), while the AFPCRS of Norberto Gonzales keeps prattling about a so-called rift in the revolutionary movement. This tandem seeks to cover up the Arroyo regime’s continuing violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in its dirty war against the revolutionary movement and the Filipino people.

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NPA advises Philippine Army to learn from former POWs on how to handle detainees

Spokesperson, NAAC NPA-Rizal

The NPA-Rizal condemns the continuous violation of human rights of the Morong 43 health workers. The physical and psychological torture and sexual harassment from sex starved Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel that the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army inflicts on the health workers is deplorable. The scare tactics that they are using and the threat to detainees' families if they would not cooperate is a clear violation of human rights and international humanitarian law.

This only shows the AFP's utter disregard of known international protocols governing the treatment and handling of medical personnel and political prisoners.

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NDFP Panel conveys condolences on the death of Josie Lichauco

By NDFP Negotiating Panel

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panels, including its consultants and staff, conveys its heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives and many friends of Josie Lichauco on the sad occasion of her death last Sunday, February 14. We join them in mourning the loss of a true friend of the Filipino people, a valiant and persistent fighter for justice, human rights and good governance.

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Communist Party of the Philippines affirms Jose Ma. Sison’s role in peace talks

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines again blasted Defense Secretary and National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales for weaving the psywar spin that CPP founding chairperson and senior National Democratic Front of the Philippines political adviser and peace talks consultant Jose Ma. Sison no longer has any leading influence in the revolutionary movement and thus has no worth in the peace process.

Gonzales said "The government is thinking whether it should continue with the peace talks because of reports that Joema Sison is no longer representative of the CPP."

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Defense Secretary Gonzales should resign if he has any sense of shame left

Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Committee

Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales is accountable for the arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and other violations of the human rights of the 43 health professionals and workers in Morong, Rizal by high officers and  units of the Second Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.  The gross attack on the human rights of the victims carries the trade mark and paranoid style of Gonzales.

No less than his immediate predecessor Gilberto Teodoro has slapped the face of Gonzales for failing last week to direct his military subordinates to comply with the Supreme Court order to present the 43 abductees to the Court of Appeals.

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Philippine Army rehashes old issues of discovered camps, arms caches and land mines

Spokesperson, Cordillera People’s Democratic Front

The Cordillera People’s Democratic Front (CPDF) denies the statement of the 5th Infantry Division and the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) of the Philippine Army regarding the alleged capture of a training camp in Kili, Tubo and an arms cache in Buneg, Lacub in Abra.

503rd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Essel Soriano and 50th Infantry Battalion commanding officer Lt. Col. Rogelio Migote cover up their losses in the battlefield by concocting stories on these so-called victories as well as distortions on the use of anti-personnel mines by the New People's Army. This was parroted by Capt. Adonis Bañez, 501st Infantry Brigade spokesman and propagandist, as well as the NOLCOM in national newspapers and government radio.

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