Liberation International is a publication of the International Information Office of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

Concerning the maritime dispute of the Philippines and China

Interview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

Liberation International

1. Why do you support the Philippine reactionary state in invoking the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and pursuing an arbitration case against China before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), particularly in the Arbitral Tribunal based in The Hague?

Jose Maria Sison (JMS): What I support is not so much the Philippine reactionary state as the invocation of the UNCLOS and upholding the sovereign rights of the Philippines and the Filipino people over the 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as well as the extended continental shelf (ECS) in another 150 nautical miles from the outer limits of the EEZ. Thus, I have urged the Philippine government to act promptly on the matter.

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On the GPH-MILF peace process

Photo from http://www.scmp.comInterview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

Liberation International

1. From a previous position of exercising the right to national self-determination, to the extent of fighting to secede from the Philippine state, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has surrendered itself to the sovereignty, constitution and constitutional processes of said state and has opted for regional autonomy under the Philippine state. Is that true?

Jose Maria Sison (JMS): The leaders of the MILF themselves have confirmed the fact by their own words and deeds. The Bangsamoro Basic Law and all the agreements and annexes covered by the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) are subject to the 1987 Constitution and constitutional processes of the Philippine state. The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) has publicly assured the MILF that the Philippine constitution can accommodate the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the Bangsamoro political entity without resorting to constitutional amendment.

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The revolution is free to grow in strength and advance – Prof. Sison

On the arrest of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria

Interview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

Liberation International

Roselle Valerio (RV): What was your immediate reaction to the arrest of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria?

Jose Maria Sison (JMS): I thought immediately that the arrest of these two NDFP consultants in the peace negotiations is in violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). They are holders of the document of identification under JASIG and are protected from surveillance, harassment and arrest.

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Liberation International, October-December 2013

LI oct-dec 2013 cover72dpiHaiyan disaster draws global support

NDFP thanks support for relief and rehabilitation

NDFP Chief International Representative

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) extends its profound and heartfelt thanks to all the international friends who extended and are giving much appreciated support and assistance for the relief and rehabilitation activities being undertaken for the millions of victims of the supertyphoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda).

Other stories:

  • CPP Anniversary ushers Red town councils

  • NPA launches ‘combat medicine’ trainings

  • Doctors in the People’s Army

  • CPP-NDFP condemn 40-year sentence against Eduardo Sarmiento

  • Prof. Sison launches book series ‘Continuing the Philippine Revolution’

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Liberation International, July – Sept 2013

Anti-corruption protests target Aquino clique

Cover page, LI 30 Sept 2013From Ang Bayan
With a report from Roselle Valerio

Over the past several days, the Filipino people have continuously been expressing their disenchantment over widespread corruption in the use of pork barrel funds and the rottenness of the entire ruling system. They have launched protest actions nationwide, marking the breadth of their disgust and disappointment with Aquino’s failed promises of “good governance.”

Other stories:

  • SONA 2013: Aquino covers up intensifying poverty, corruption, people’s resistance
  • International conference condemns US-Aquino regime’s brutality
  • People’s protests on the rise
  • People’s War surges forward in Southern Tagalog
  • US threat vs. Syria draws global condemnation
  • On the growing violent conflict in Egypt

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Liberation International, Jan – Mar 2013

LI_31march2013c_coverOn the occasion of the 44th Founding Anniversary of the New People’s Army

NPA to intensify armed offensives, increase mass base

By Roselle Valerio

The Communist Party of the Philippines on 29 March called on the New People’s Army to intensify its armed offensives against the US puppet government of Benigno Aquino III and to realize the plan to advance to a strategic stalemate against the reactionary state. In a message released on the occasion of the NPA’s 44th founding anniversary, the CPP also called on the NPA to gain the support of Filipinos and other friendly forces abroad.

Other stories:

  • Destroyers of environment, exploiters of workers punished by NPA
  • Developing the people’s militia
  • Revolutionary forces launch relief & rehabilitation campaign
  • Noynoying, while Sabah burns
  • Tribunal condemns migrants rights violations, calls for GFMD abolition
  • Costs & Resistance: Iraq 10 years after US invasion
  • Women mark International Women’s Day, renew commitment for militant struggles
  • Amsterdam peace talks scuttled by Aquino officials
  • NDFP celebrates 40th Founding Anniversary

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International groups call for release of NDFP personnel

By Liberation International

An international group of human rights and liberation movements recently demanded president Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines to release consultants and staff of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines who are being held as political prisoners by the Manila government. The personnel of the underground NDFP were abducted and detained while performing their duties for the peace negotiations between the NDFP and the Manila government.

The demand was contained in the Final Declaration of the 10th International Symposium Against Isolation held in Berlin, 15-17 March, and released to the media on 2 April.

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Liberation International, Oct – Dec 2012

LI_31dec2012_coverAgrarian Revolution

Rural population reaps economic and political gains

By Roselle Valerio

Thousands of poor peasant families improved their economic situation in the past twelve months, owing to agrarian reform campaigns launched by revolutionary peasant associations within the territories of the people’s democratic government. Peasant associations were able to launch victorious campaigns to reduce agricultural land rent, raise farm workers wages, raise the price of peasants’ agricultural products, increase production, and encourage various forms of cooperation among the peasants themselves.

Other stories:

  • Comrades Ales, Adrian and Errel: Youth for the revolution
  • Serve the people, set ablaze the fire and daringness of the Kabataang Makabayan (KM, Patriotic Youth)
  • NDFP sets up Special Office for the Protection of Children
  • Interview with Luis G. Jalandoni: Framework Agreement biased against the Moro people
  • NDFP mourns the passing away of Atty. Romeo T. Capulong
  • CPP condemns Israeli air strikes in Gaza
  • Afghanistan support group holds first meeting in the Netherlands
  • NDFP joins 16th International Seminar on the Problems of the Revolution in Latin America

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Liberation International, Jan – Mar 2011

LI_Jan-Mar2011_coverOn the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the New People’s Army

Raising the armed struggle to a higher stage

By Roselle Valerio

The 42nd anniversary of the New People’s Army on 29 March became an occasion for the Filipino people and revolutionaries around the world to celebrate the victories of the armed struggle in the Philippines in the past year against the mercenary armed forces of the US-Aquino government. Various revolutionary organizations, including the Communist Party of the Philippines and local organs of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, sent their messages of solidarity and congratulations to the Red fighters and commanders of the NPA, exhorting them to persevere more in the coming years as the people’s war marches towards the stage of strategic stalemate.

Other stories:

  • NDFP condemns imperialist war of aggression against Libya and Libyan people
  • Peace negotiations between the NDFP and Manila government resume after seven years
  • Students launch protest actions against government plan to cut education budget
  • Prof. Jose Maria Sison: On the centennial of the First International Toiling Women’s Day
  • Migrants expose pro-imperialist Global Forum on Migration and Development
  • Wikileaks cables further expose United States as world’s leading rogue state
  • Filipino, Maori peoples weave closer ties
  • NDFP visits New Zealand and Australia, meets with government officials and members of non-government groups

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Liberation International, July – Sept 2010

Hacienda Luisita peasant protesting outside the Supreme Court

New Aquino government: 100 days of perdition and servility

By Andrea Ibarra

Barely 100 days into his term, government of the Republic of he Philippines (GRP) President Benigno C. Aquino III has come under fire for a number of tinderbox issues. If Aquino’s first 100 days in office is a foretaste of things to come, the next six years will see an ever increasing mass of people outraged by this regime’s incompetence and subservience. The people are faced with no other option but to wage revolutionary and militant struggle in order to defend and advance their interests.

Other stories:

  • Aquino government pushes anti-people budget
  • Manila bus hostage crisis: the tragedy of incompetence
  • NPA answers OBL extension with more tactical offensives
  • Aquino government tramples on children’s rights
  • Massive protest actions rock Europe, workers say NO to austerity measures
  • US guilty of far worse terrorism than 9/11 terrorists — ILPS
  • US heightens aggression in Korean peninsula
  • Montreal International Women’s Conference launches the International Women’s Alliance

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