Spin on UN report on children in armed conflict is “false, biased and unfair”

By NDFP Human Rights Committee

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Human Rights Committee (HRC) chairman, Fidel V. Agcaoili, lambasted today as false the news story that appeared on a national broadsheet alleging the New People’s Army (NPA) to be among the “top abusers of children in war”.

“Taking bits and pieces from a UN press release dated 21 May 2010 issued in connection with the annual report to the Security Council by the Secretary General, the reporter slants his story to make the false allegation that the NPA is among the “armed groups that subjected minors to the most brutal violence, such as killings, maimings, rapes and other sexual assaults”, Agcaoili stated. 

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New People’s Army hails successful Davao Oriental raid

Noontime raid nets 11 high-powered firearms, kills 3 enemy troopers

Regional Political Department
Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao

The Regional Political Department-New People's Army in Southern Mindanao congratulates the brave Red commanders and fighters from the composite striking force of the 3rd Pulang Bagani Company and the Wilfredo Zapanta Command-Front 18 Operations Command of the NPA for the successful raid on the patrol base of the 28th Infantry Battalion-10th Infantry Division Monday, May 24 along the Davao-Mati national highway in Sitio Chapter, Barangay Maputi, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental.

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Incoming administration must hold Mrs. Arroyo accountable for human rights violations and plunder

Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel calls on the incoming administration of apparent President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III to hold Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the military and civilian officials of her regime accountable for numerous gross human rights violations and blatant cases of massive corruption and plunder.

The broad masses of the people expect Aquino to fulfill his promise to carry out the investigation and prosecution of the Arroyo regime within the legal and political framework of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). The failure of Aquino to fulfill his promise within the first 100 days of his rule will outrage the people and will once more expose the rottenness not only of the new administration but also the entire ruling system.

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Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison on aftermath of 2010 elections

Correspondent, Bulatlat
22 May 2010

1. What can you say about the conduct of the 2010 elections?

Jose Maria Sison: The conduct of the 2010 elections shows the rottenness of the US-dominated ruling system of big compradors and landlords. It was a process dominated by the coalitions, parties and candidates of the reactionary ruling classes. Beforehand, it excluded the leaders of the working people who were repressed or who were without campaign funds. It was merely a personality-based contest of the political agents of the same exploiting classes.

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A reprise of the recently concluded Philippine reactionary elections

More and more, it becomes clear to the people that they do not enjoy real democracy under the ruling political system… The democracy that the ruling system provides is one that is enjoyed only by the ruling classes of imperialist agents, big landlords, big bourgeois compradors and big bureacrat capitalists.

By the Communist Party of the Philippines

The recently concluded reactionary elections, seemingly "modernized" with automation, was as rotten to the core as ever. The return to power of the Aquino-Cojuangco clan and its Kamag-anak Inc., through apparent president-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III; the repositioning of the Marcoses–Imelda, Ferdinand Jr. and Imee; the continuing domination of Congress by the Arroyos, now with Gloria Arroyo herself elected congressman; and many more of the like all point to the indictment of the recent reactionary elections as nothing but a big sham foisted by the reactionary ruling classes upon the masses.

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Filipino people are the ultimate losers in the 2010 automated elections

Spokesperson, NDFP-Mindanao

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao (NDFP-Mindanao) believes that the Filipino people were the ultimate losers in this year's national elections, which yielded dubious results that strengthen and expand the power of big landlords, old rich families, big bureaucrats, warlords, and worse, druglords.

Sen. Noynoy Aquino will assume the presidency come June 30. He hails from the big landlord Cojuangco-Aquino family, and whose mother, Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, was the President responsible for the massacre of 13 peasants at Mendiola in 1987.

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New People’s Army releases Lingig town mayor Jimmy Luna, 4 POWs

Revolutionary political authority asserted and upheld in guerilla territories

Conrado Heredia Command
NPA-Southern Mindanao

The People's Democratic Government in Guerilla Front 20 has ordered the release of detainee Lingig town mayor Roberto "Jimmy" Luna Jr. on account of his voluntary admission of culpability and issuance of a public apology in relation to the various crimes for which he stands accused of in the revolutionary People's Court. The Merardo Arce Command-New People's Army has likewise directed the Camp for the Administration of Detainees of the Conrado Heredia Command-NPA to release the four Prisoners of War (POW) who are elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.

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Arrested AFP soldiers, paramilitary undergoing investigations, treated well under NPA custody

Regional Political Department
Merardo Arce Command
NPA-Southern Mindanao

The Crucifino Uballas Command-Front 2 Operations Command of the New People's Army in Southern Mindanao implemented Wednesday, 12 May, the arrest order handed down by the local revolutionary People's Court against three soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and a paramilitary Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) under the 72nd Infantry Battalion of the 10th Infantry Division-Eastern Mindanao Command-AFP. Read more

NPA-Rizal not targeting election personnel and paraphernalia

NPA accuses the Armed Forces of the Philippines of lying to cover-up their defeats

By MACARIO "Ka Karyo" LIWANAG, Spokesperson
Narciso Antazo Aramil Command, NPA-Rizal

The New People's Army in Rizal province  vehemently denies targeting election personnel and a PCOS machine in their tactical offensive last 12 May. The statement made by the spokesperson of the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, 2nd Lieutenant Frank Celeste Sayson, as reported by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Daily Tribune and other news agencies is a clear lie.

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People will confront incoming Aquino regime with pressing demands

Communist Party of the Philippines

With the reactionary elections coming to a close, it now appears that the Philippine neocolonial state will be headed next by Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

Once Aquino assumes power on 30 June, the Filipino people are intent on immediately confronting his presidency with the most pressing issues arising from the basic political and socio-economic problems they have been suffering under the prevailing rotten semi-colonial and semifeudal system.

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