By CPP Information Bureau
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today condoled with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the death of its leader Kim Jong Il, head of the Korean Worker’s Party and concurrent commander of the Korean People’s Army.
“Kim Jong Il leaves behind a shining tradition of patriotism and anti-imperialism,” said the CPP. “In his 17-year rule, he steadfastly stood for the DPRK’s national independence in the face of US-led imperialist aggression and diplomatic pressure.”
“Like Kim Il Sung, his father, Kim Jong Il was able to inspire the people’s patriotism and steel their determination to resist imperialist aggression and subversion,” said the CPP. “The imperialists led by the US are piqued by the inexorable collective will of the working people of the DPRK to defend their country’s national independence, by its avowals for socialism and its refusal to bow to the neoliberal policies under ‘free-market globalization’,” said the CPP.
“Despite more than six decades of imperialist economic blockade, the DPRK has succeeded not only in building itself as a self-reliant country, but in achieving great progress as well in the fields of science and culture,” pointed out the CPP. “Under Kim Jong Il’s leadership, the DPRK has been able to build alliances with other states that defend national independence and oppose imperialist intervention and subversion.”
“The death of Kim Jong Il is a great loss for the Korean people,” said the CPP. “However, under the leadership of the Korean Worker’s Party, the Korean people will surely continue to march along the path of national independence and continue to build their country as a modern, progressive and democratic system under the banner of socialism.”