A stronger revolutionary movement

Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

Article in the December 13, 2006 issue of i Report,
the online publication of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

In response to the all-out war policy and Oplan Bantay Laya of the regime, the CPP, NPA, NDFP and the broad masses of the people have resolutely and militantly fought back. They have issued publications (see www.philippinerevolution.net) informing us that they have been able to frustrate the military and police campaigns of the regime and to launch various forms of tactical offensives within the strategy of defense. They are successfully waging an intensive and extensive guerrilla warfare based on an ever widening and deepening mass base. They have seized more arms from their enemy, often without firing a single shot. They are therefore increasing the number of their fighting units and are forming more guerrilla fronts, organs of political power and mass organizations. 

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Impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall on the Communist Party of the Philippines

Interview with Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairperson, Communist Party of the Philippines

Chief of Investigative Team
For a Special Report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer

The 1989 fall of the Berlin wall signalled the disintegration of the Soviet Union and all the revisionist regimes in the Soviet bloc. It has vindicated the antirevisionist position of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). At its reestablishment in 1968, the CPP adopted the fundamental line of upholding Marxism-Leninism and opposing the modern revisionism that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) had been spreading since Khrushchov came to power in 1956. The CPP had long observed the revisionist character, mistakes and weaknesses of the ruling parties in the Soviet bloc countries and anticipated the disintegration of the revisionist regimes. Please refer to the CPP founding documents of 1968 and the 1992 document, Stand for Socialism Against Modern Revisionism, adopted by the 10th Plenum of the CPP Central Committee.

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Intense state repression and intensified people’s resistance in the Philippines

NDFP Chief International Representative

The current situation in the Philippines is characterized by intense repression by the state forces under the Arroyo regime and the intensified resistance of the Filipino people.

The conditions under the Arroyo regime are similar to martial law conditions under the Marcos dictatorship. One clear indication of this repression is the illegal arrest and detention of veteran trade union leader and congressman, Crispin Beltran, and the charge of rebellion against him and five other progressive congresspersons.


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Solving some problems in the broad united front and mass movement to oust the Arroyo Regime

NDFP Chief Political Consultant

The broad masses of the people have long hated the Arroyo regime for electoral fraud, corruption, subservience to foreign interests, extreme conditions of exploitation and rampant human rights violations. The Arroyo regime is now far more isolated and far weaker than the Marcos fascist regime in the years of 1983 to 1986 or the Estrada regime from 1999 to 2001.

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The NDFP’s defense of the rights of the Filipino child

NDFP Chief Political Consultant

What most Filipino children suffer

At least 90 per cent of Filipino children suffer gross human rights violations under the semicolonial and semifeudal ruling system of the comprador big bourgeoisie and landlord class. They are victimized by the same foreign and feudal oppression and exploitation that torment their worker and peasant parents.

They live in appalling conditions of poverty and gross deprivation. They are malnourished and are prone to illness. They have extremely limited or no access to education, health care, medicine and proper housing. The overwhelming majority of them do not go beyond grade 4 and generally retrogress into illiteracy and innumeracy. Long before they reach the age of 15, they engage in hard labor to help their parents in eking out the subsistence of the family. The overwhelming majority of children live in the countryside under feudal and semifeudal conditions and they take part (often as unpaid labor) in agricultural production, some primary processing of the products and handicrafts.

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Annotations on the anti-CPP attacks of the so-called PKP-1930

By Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

GENERAL ANNOTATION: Below are extracts from an article of the so-called PKP-30. This group was a flunkey of the erstwhile ruling Soviet revisionist party and collaborated with the Marcos fascist dictatorship secretly since 1972 and openly since 1974. Since 1972, key leaders of the PKP-30 (starting with Federico Maclang, former member of the 1950 PKP Politburo) have been hired as intelligence agents of the Manila government against the Communist Party of the Philippines. The current PKP-30 general secretary Pedro Baguisa and his other colleagues continue to be handled and covered by Col. Ernesto Macahiya, who was himself a Central Committee member of the 1972 direct Lavaite antecedent of PKP-30.

The article of PKP-30 is published by Political Affairs online in its October 31 – November 6, 2005 issue. The Political Affairs describes itself as “a publication of the Communist Party, USA”, a revisionist party long discredited not only as flunkey of the former Soviet ruling party but also as a group heavily infiltrated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. It occasionally publishes materials coming from the PKP-30. Further annotations in bold follow the particular extracts which carry grave errors of fact or outright lies and thus require correction and explanation.

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Europe Court in Luxemburg makes chilling decision in the case of Prof. Jose Maria Sison

Progress Lawyers Network

and Committee DEFEND International

It is obvious that Prof. Sison, like any EU citizen, has an interest to know how the Council takes the decision to label a person or an organisation as “terrorists”. The whole proceeding leading to very harsh sanctions has been set up as an administrative proceeding. The Council argues that there are no requirements of fair trial in such proceedings. The regulation has been made by the Council on the basis of its executive power. The list has been established as well by the Council on the basis of a secret file, probably based on secret service information. No contradiction whatsoever has been foreseen and no judicial review is foreseen before sanctions are imposed.

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Our current international work and internationalist tasks

Contribution to the 14th International Communist Seminar

By the International Department
Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is leading the Filipino proletariat and people in two stages of the Philippine revolution. The current stage is that of the new democratic revolution through protracted people’s war. The next stage, which is the socialist revolution, can commence upon the basic completion of the new-democratic revolution through the nationwide seizure of political power.

At the core of the people’s democratic state system, based on the worker-peasant alliance, is the dictatorship of the proletariat. This has for its main component the people’s army under the direction and control of the working class through its revolutionary party. The transition from capitalism to socialism can be achieved only through the dictatorship of the proletariat for a whole historical epoch.

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On the NDFP Declaration of Undertaking to apply the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Protocol I of 1977

Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel

Introduction to the NDFP Human Rights Monitoring Committee Booklet No. 6

It is of great importance and acute urgency that the Declaration of Undertaking to Apply the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Protocol 1 of 1977, promulgated and issued by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on July 5, 1996, is once more published and distributed more widely than ever before, together with related documents.

The Declaration of Undertaking asserts and makes clear that all the revolutionary forces and people represented by the NDFP within and outside the framework of peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) are well-grounded in engaging the GRP in a civil war as a legitimate national liberation movement, that they have the status of co-belligerent under international law and that they assume rights and responsibilities under the Geneva Conventions and its protocols.

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Rejoinder to the slanderous article of French Trotskyite Pierre Rousset

Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Committee
NDFP Negotiating Panel

Of course, Pierre Rousset does not want any discussion on the real nature of these break-away factions. For him, the “real issue is the right of a pluralist and revolutionary Left to exist in the Philippines.” Here, we have the real agenda of Trotskyite Pierre Rousset. What is after all the life’s mission of any dyed-in-the-wool Trotskyite but to applaud and instigate splits within the revolutionary movement? The original Trotsky advocated “freedom of factions” to instigate splits inside the Communist Party in Russia. The new Trotskys advocate “pluralism” to instigate splits in the Left. What Pierre Rousset actually wants is a fragmented and collaborationist “Left”.

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