January 24, 2019
The revolutionary Filipino people vigorously condemn US President Donald Trump for trampling on the national sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. His latest vile action against the heroic Venezuelan people is to disregard the democratic election of President Nicolas Maduro and give an invalid stamp of so-called recognition to the self-proclaimed usurper, Juan Guaido of the rightwing opposition in Venezuela.
President Trump had earlier undermined the Bolivarian Republic by instituting wide ranging economic sanctions that have caused serious damage to Venezuela’s economy and grave suffering on the Venezuelan masses.
President Trump has gotten his rightwing cohorts among the Latin American governments, such as Colombia and Brazil, to threaten a military coup against President Maduro.
The revolutionary Filipino people stand in firm solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The continuing firm support of the Venezuelan people for President Maduro and his government is completely in accord with the effective legacy of Comandante Hugo Chavez Frias and the inspiration of the Great Liberator Simon Bolivar.
In our visits to Venezuela, especially the Communes of Nueva Tacagua and El Limon, we heard the inspiring cries of the Venezuelan people: “Chavez vive, la lucha sigue!” and “Chavez no murio, se multiplico!”
At this time of grave sabotage by US imperialism and its cohorts, the fighting spirit of the Great Comandante Hugo Chavez Frias and the inspiration of Simon Bolivar, are the deep source of strength of the Venezuelan people, President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivdarian Republic.
The revolutionary Filipino people have been waging an ongoing struggle for fifty years, for freedom, independence and national sovereignty against US imperialism and its cohorts among the local reactionries. We once again convey our firm solidarity for President Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan people and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chief International Representative
Member, National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines