Philippine Army and Adanacex Resources, Inc. conspire to push mining exploration in Abra Province

Saulo Lumadao Front, NPA-Abra

The government of the Republic of the Philippines has long since targeted to increase mining investments in the country, citing as priority the mineral-rich regions of Compostela Valley in Mindanao and the Cordillera region. Particular in the Cordillera region, where all six provinces have mining applications, Abra is considered priority as a result of the pending mining applications of large scale mining companies in the entire province.

Processing of these mining applications as well as mining operations continue not only in the Cordillera but also in the entire country in pursuance with the government’s target to attract US$10 billion to 13 billion, despite opposition from different sectors and communities, more importantly those directly affected by these mining operations.

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NPA ambushes 1002nd Brigade in Davao del Sur

Valentin Palamine Regional Operations Command
NPA FarSouth Mindanao Region

Command detonated explosives, NOT land mines against the 1002nd Bde

The Valentin Palamine Regional Operations Command claims responsibility for  the tactical offensive against a military convoy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) under the 1002nd Brigade in Barangay (village) Tikulon, Malita, Davao del Sur on 29 July 2011, which resulted in the death of four 39th Infantry Battalion elements and the wounding of several others.

This tactical offensive using command detonated explosives was mounted in defense of the territories of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in Malita, Davao del Sur which have been under continuous attack by the government troopers in order to clear the area for foreign, large-scale mining interests.

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NPA release of Dennis Rodenas is an act of justice

Spokesperson, Merardo Arce Command
NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command

Release from the clutches of an abominable and unjust judicial system is an act of revolutionary justice; Custodial investigation of the four GPH armed officers ongoing

The release of Dennis Rodenas from the clutches of the fundamentally unjust and anti-people Philippine judicial system is an act of revolutionary justice.

He was illegally arrested for fabricated criminal acts, detained on the basis of false charges, and wickedly convicted based on viciously unreasonable grounds, chief among them are the pieces of evidence planted by the 1st Infantry Division of the Philippine Army-Armed Forces of the Philippines and abetted by the Philippine National Police and their Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) appendage.

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Aquino’s SONA deceptions reinforce people’s loss of hope in the ruling system

By Communist Party of the Philippines

Benigno Aquino III attempted to paint a picture of hope by churning out half-truths while completely ignoring the fundamental and most pressing issues of the people in his state of the nation address (SONA) last Monday. He succeeded only in further discrediting his increasingly isolated regime and reinforcing the Filipino people’s lack of trust and loss of hope in the ruling reactionary ststem.

Aquino employed old and worn-out tactics of political deception to create the illusion of progress and change. However, such claims failed to strike a chord among the people who daily are confronted with spiralling prices of oil products, food and other basic commodities, widespread unemployment, low wages, deteriorating health and education services, worsening housing conditions, disease, environmental destruction and other social and economic problems.

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Amidst intense hardships, the people’s struggle advances in the Ilocos-Cordillera Region

Cordillera People’s Democratic Front

A YEAR after the US-Aquino2 regime took power, the miserable situation in the Ilocos-Cordillera region mirrors the dismal state of the nation. From the impoverished tobacco and palay farmers in the Ilocos provinces to the indigenous people plowing hybrid corn fields, vegetable gardens and rice terraces in the Cordillera, the empty promises of the Aquino regime are reflected in the continuing violations and betrayal of the people’s right to land, livelihood and resources.

The real boss of the Aquino administration turns out to be not the Filipino people, but US Imperialism as it furiously expands its economic interests as well as large scale corporate mines and geothermal and hydroelectric power projects in Northern Luzon and rams down the nation’s throat its Oplan Bayanihan (OPB), the so-called internal peace and security plan. It is these that exacerbate and continue to heighten the national oppression that reached ethnocidal proportion being suffered by indigenous people of the Cordillera and the Filipino people in general.

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Filipino people sympathizes with the Norwegian people

By Communist Party of the Philippines

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the relatives and friends of over 90 people killed in the double terror attacks yesterday in Oslo and at a youth camp in the Norweigian island of Utoeya. The CPP and the Filipino people condemn these dastardly acts in the strongest terms possible.

The CPP, the Filipino people and their revolutionary movement are one with the Norwegian people in this time of mourning and in demanding that justice be swiftly meted out against the perpetrators of these heinous crimes.

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The Filipino people, not Aquino, have the right and ascendency to deliver the true State of the Nation

Spokesperson, NDFP-Southern Tagalog

On 25 July, it is predictable that Benigno Aquino III will go down a storm of applause at the halls of congress. Enthusiastically, his minions and allies will pose as proud and satisfied; the podium on which he stands and his lies shall project him as noble and magnanimous. On 25 July, it is predictable that once again Aquino will lie his way into his second State of the Nation Address (SONA).

As an add-on entertainment, he may not fail to mention the state of his lovelife. To glitz up the event, he may raise himself as a man of simple living by already selling his Porsche and with a wistful look will express his hope for the public to “focus more on a much more deserving topic”.

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US-Aquino Regime’s first year shows it is worse than its predecessors

NDFP – Mindanao

The promises that Philippine president Benigno Aquino III made when he assumed the presidency have been proven mere rhetoric. He is nowhere in clearing the government of corruption, defeating poverty, upholding human rights and achieving genuine peace and development. He is no different from all preceding puppet reactionary presidents.

The national economy continues to deteriorate. The first year saw the reactionary government in a mad scramble, fast-tracking the sell-out of the country’s human and natural resources, privatizing public assets faster than his predecessors. The much-vaunted private-public partnership scheme is selling vital state assets, offering these as lucrative superprofit-raking for local and foreign monopoly capitalist leeches.

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The struggle of the workers and peoples, and the perspective of the revolution and socialism

Luis G. Jalandoni in Quito, Ecuador

Paper presented at the 15th International Seminar on Problems of the Revolution in Latin America

The struggles of the workers and the peoples, and the perspective of the revolution and socialism
Quito, Ecuador
11 – 15 July 2011

Chief International Representative
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

The objective conditions in the world are favorable for intensifying the struggle of the workers and peoples towards winning the revolution and building socialism.  

The crisis of the world capitalist system keeps on worsening and the broad masses of the peoples are rising up simultaneously in many countries in various continents to resist the disastrous consequences of the global crisis.

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NPA frees unjustly convicted man; 4 jail officers held for questioning

Spokesperson, Herminio Alfonso Command
Guerilla Front 53 Operations Command
NPA-Southern Mindanao

At 4:00 this morning, the Herminio Alfonso Command-Guerilla Front 53 Operations Command (HAC-GF53OC) of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao has caused the release of Dennis Rodenas as he was being escorted by personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Ozamis City on their way to the Davao Penal Colony (DAPECOL).

Dennis Rodenas, like many Filipinos, is a victim of the unjust Philippine judicial system. He was arbitrarily convicted by a court of the Government of the Philippines based on patently false and fabricated charges which were anchored on evidence planted by the Philippine Army-Armed Forces of the Philippines. He was being transported to the DAPECOL to begin his unjust life sentence.

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