By LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) conveys its warm greetings of solidarity and comradeship to the leadership and entire membership of the UNION DO POVO GALEGO on the 50th founding anniversary of the Patriotic Communist Party on 25 July 1964.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations for 50 years of persistent revolutionary struggle. Founded under the most repressive conditions under the Franco dictatorship, the Patriotic Communist Party has led the Galizan people in the relentless struggle to build and rely on their own organizations in all spheres of life, from politics to culture and trade unionism.
You have also developed an effective united front with building the alliance of all sectors of Galizan society under the banner of the Galizan Nationalist Bloc (BNG). We also congratulate you for achieving the election of a representative in the latest European Parliament elections.
We express our appreciation and thanks for the messages of solidarity you have conveyed on the 45th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) last 26 December 2013 and the 45th anniversary of our New People’s Army (NPA) on 29 March 2014. The broad alliance of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) with 18 revolutionary allied organizations, led by the CPP, continues to grow, with the active participation of millions.
We wish you the utmost success in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of your Party with an important political meeting on 5 July 2014. We are confident that in evaluating your past 50 years of revolutionary struggle, learning the positive and negative lessons from your rich experience, you will draw the inspiration and strength to persevere and grow in your resolute struggle for the inalienable right of the Galizan people to take the reins of their own destiny.
In like manner, the revolutionary Filipino people are resolutely carrying forward their struggle for national and social liberation against US imperialism and the domestic reactionaries led by the Aquino regime.
May the solidarity between our revolutionary organizations grow stronger in the future and be beneficial to both our peoples’ revolutionary struggles.
Long live the Union do Povo Galego!
Long live the Galizan Nationalist Bloc!
Long live the revolutionary solidarity between the Galizan people and the Filipino people!
Long live proletarian internationalism and anti-imperialist solidarity!