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

Gloria Arroyo’s SONA of lies: Protests unmask oppression and extreme poverty under US-Arroyo Regime

By Jose Emilio Jacinto III

Massive protests in Manila and other parts of the country spearheaded by militant mass organizations unmasked the heap of lies that Gloria Arroyo spewed during her 28 July State of the Nation Address (SONA). On the streets, the people’s shouts attested that there is unprecedented hunger and food shortage in the country and the poor are lining up to buy rice; that the skyrocketing prices of petroleum products and basic commodities have further impoverished Filipino workers, peasants and the urban petty bourgeoisie who receive starvation wages; that massive unemployment has been forcing thousands of Filipinos a day to leave in order to work overseas; that militarization and brutal repression against the civilian population continue on a daily basis, and that the Arroyo family and the highest GRP officials are deeply embroiled in the biggest corruption scandals.

    Read or download the May – August 2008 issue of Liberation International …

    Also in this issue: 

    Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran: Hero of the working class movement

    US-Arroyo Regime escalates brutal war in Muslim Mindanao

    Agrarian revolution surges anew in Negros

    Learning to read and write in the midst of war

    Global food crisis: Bane to the poor, boon to the agro-industrial monopolies

    Global migrants' alliance holds founding assembly

    International anti-imperialist league holds third assembly

    US, NATO stoke genocidal war in the Caucasus

    Comrade Prachanda elected first Prime Minister of Republic of Nepal 

    Message of condolences to family and comrades on the passing away of Capt. Danilo Vizmanos, true patriot and soldier of the people

    Ka Dan Vizmanos: Great hero and true soldier of the people 

Prof. Jose Maria Sison on his current status, the People’s War and the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison on his current status, People's War and Peace Negotiations

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Prof. Jose Maria Sison, founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines and currently Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines


By Roselle Valerio
Liberation International

The Philippine authorities headed by foreign secretary Alberto Romulo agreed with the Dutch authorities headed by Dutch justice minister Piet Hein Donner on 26 January 2005 to trump up criminal charges of murder by which I could be charged, arrested and detained and by which the legal protection I have from Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights could be circumvented… The two government sides agreed to accuse me for the 2003 and 2004 killings of two military assets, Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara. Thus, the Dutch police started in 2006 to collect testimonies from false witnesses provided by the Philippine authorities.

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Filipinos celebrate 35th founding anniversary of the NDFP

By Roselle Valerio

Since several days ago, allied organizations of the NDFP and the Filipino people had been gathering in the guerrilla fronts and consolidated revolutionary bases, as well as in cities and town centers, to celebrate the victories thus far achieved in the national democratic revolution. The gatherings also used the occasion to commemorate the contributions and ultimate sacrifice made by hundreds of martyrs of the revolution.

Outside the country, the NDFP International Information Office spearheaded on 26 April the anniversary celebrations in Amsterdam, consisting of literature and arts exhibits, short-film screenings, a forum featuring Professor Jose Maria Sison and Luis G. Jalandoni, and cultural performances of migrant Filipinos and solidarity organizations from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey and Indonesia.

    Read or download the March – April 2008 Anniversary Issue of Liberation International…

    Also in this issue:

    Living (and struggling) in the Philippines: Belgian student recounts exposure trip to the Philippines

    Communists around the world reaffirm support for Philippine revolution

    NDFP salutes the friends of the Filipino people

Arroyo Regime teeters on the brink of ouster

By Bagani Dong-Ilay

A social volcano is waiting to erupt with the pent-up anger of the long suffering Filipino people against a cheating, stealing and lying president.

A new and yet bigger wave of calls for Arroyo’s ouster or resignation has swept the country after revelations from former government official Rodolfo Lozada, Jr. confirmed the direct involvement of Mike Arroyo, the husband of Manila president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in a multi-million dollar kickback scandal in connection with a proposed National Broadband Project awarded to Chinese company Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company (ZTE).

    Read or download the January – February 2008 issue of Liberation International…

    Also in this issue:

    Tens of thousands demand truth, join calls to oust Arroyo Regime

    US and Philippine military massacre civilians in Maimbung, Sulu

    NPA frustrates intensified enemy attacks

    Iraqi resistance inflicts heavy toll on US occupation forces

    Uribe government assassinates FARC commander Raul Reyes

    "Operation Peace" sows terror in north Brazil countryside

    Hearfelt condolences on the death of Comrade Dr. George Habash, Al-Hakim

Communist Party of the Philippines gears up for 40th founding anniversary

By CPP Information Bureau

In a statement marking the 39th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, the Central Committee directed all cadres and members “to do our best to carry out the fighting tasks of our beloved Party and make significant all-round advances in the Philippine revolution in the coming year.”

"The Arroyo regime, especially the fake president and her top military henchmen, keep on bragging that they can destroy or cause the strategic defeat of the CPP, the New People’s Army and all other revolutionary forces before 2010,” said the CPP-CC. “Instead, they are growing in strength and advancing because of the ever worsening crisis of the world capitalist system and the domestic ruling system, the Arroyo regime’s detested policies of national betrayal, class exploitation, corruption and state terrorism and the ceaseless ideological, political and organizational work of the Party."

    Read or download the November – December 2007 issue of Liberation International…

    Also in this issue:

    Rewarding a fascist vassal: Spain's Juan Carlos praises Arroyo human rights record

    UNICEF report exposes Arroyo's dirty counter-revolutionary war

    NPA score significant victories in 2007, more and bigger victories eyed in 2008

    NDFP Human Rights Mission to UN takes up disappearances, peace talks

    GREECE: Hundreds of thousands join nationwide strike

    INDIA: Anti-displacement movement gains strength as state repression heightens

    Gerard Raemaekers: Internationalist friend of the Filipino people

    German police attack Turkish migrant workers

    CPP tribute to Comrade Monico M. Atienza

Arrest of Prof. Sison draws worldwide protests

By JOSE EMILIO JACINTO III

Like wildfire, protest actions spread swiftly and widely following the arrest of Professor Jose Maria Sison last 28 August in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The protests in different parts of the world continued until Prof. Sison's release from detention on 13 September.

Less than 48 hours after the arrest, Filipino and solidarity activists around the world mounted rallies and pickets in front of embassies and consulates of The Netherlands, the Philippines and the United States of America. Angry petition letters and statements demanding Prof. Sison's immediate release flooded the communication trunklines of the three countries' foreign offices.

    Read or download July – October 2007 issue of Liberation International…   

    Also in this issue:

    Arroyo Regime wracked by new wave of crisis

    NDFP keeps door open for peace talks

    Philippine economy: Plummeting incomes, poverty and hunger

    Antonio Zumel: He never wrote '30'

    Amid denials of bribery in presidential palace: "A bunch of liars!"

    News from the battlefront

    NDFP files UN charges for disappearance of consultants 

    Elections in Turkey and the revolutionary stand

    Nepal inches closer to becoming a republic

    COLOMBIA: peasants hold nationwide protests

    UN Rapporteur hit killings in the Philippines

    NDFP pays tribute to Makoto Oda (1932-2007) 

May-June 2007: Fraud and violence mark Philippine elections

The mid-term elections held in the Philippines on 14 May 2007 was marred by massive fraud and violence. The conspicuous presence of international observers did not deter Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her political allies from using government resources and other foul means to secure electoral victory for pro-administration candidates, especially in the House of Representatives. In fact, some of the international observers were even harassed and intimidated by security forces of the Arroyo regime.

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Fraud and violence mark Philippine mid-term elections

By Bagani Dong-Ilay

The mid-term elections held in the Philippines on 14 May 2007 was marred by massive fraud and violence. The conspicuous presence of international observers did not deter Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her political allies from using government resources and other foul means to secure electoral victory for pro-administration candidates, especially in the House of Representatives. In fact, some of the international observers were even harassed and intimidated by security forces of the Arroyo regime.

    Read or download May – June 2007 issue of Liberation International…

    Also in this issue:

    NDFP scoffs at US saber-rattling

    Filipino children victimized by US-Arroyo regime’s dirty war

    Army troopers abduct, torture 6 children in Mt. Province

    Medics of the New People's Army: Curing more than the illness

    PERU: Fujimori must pay for his crimes

    Latin America digs in vs. US attack

    Vilma Espín Guillois: Cuban heroine and revolutionary

    Cuba scores victory at UN Human Rights Council

    New York City meeting salutes Philippine revolutionary leader

CPP salutes NPA for victories, advances in People’s War

By Bagani Dong-Ilay

In its statement entitled Why the New People’s Army is invincible and victorious and how the people’s war can rise to a new and higher level, the Communist Party of the Philippines expressed admiration and gratitude to the Red commanders and fighters of the NPA for their firm commitment, hard work, sacrifices and achievements in the revolutionary struggle. The CPP fittingly bestowed the highest honors to the revolutionary martyrs and to all comrades who have dedicated their lives in serving the Filipino people.

    Read or download the March – April 2007 issue of Liberation International… 

    Also in this issue:

    NPA offensives destroy enemy units, net 120 firearms in four months

    International groups denounce Arroyo rights abuses

    NDFP files complaint against Arroyo Regime at UN body on disappearances

    Gloria M. Arroyo and George W. Bush are guilty as charged — Permanent Peoples' Tribunal

    Protests and resistance pushing US out of Iraq

    CPP salutes Indian Maoists for victorious March raid

    From their homes into the streets: In commemoration of International Women's Day

Arroyo Regime’s Oplan Bantay Laya II pushes intensified fascist attacks on the people

Arroyo fascist terror, part two
Oplan Bantay Laya II pushes intensified fascist attacks on the people

By Roselle Valerio

Oplan Bantay Laya has two equally ugly aspects. First, it concentrates military and police forces on a number of guerrilla fronts at every given time in order to perpetrate massacres, mass intimidation, arbitrary arrests, torture and forced evacuations of entire communities through bombings, artillery fire, machine gun fire, arson and bulldozing. Second, it engages in the extrajudicial killing, abduction and torture of legal activists, including local progressive party leaders, workers, peasants, women, youth, religious, journalists, lawyers and human rights advocates.

OBL II promises to be the same animal with a more vicious bite. Gloria Arroyo in January released an additional 1 billion pesos for her fascist security forces, ostensibly to increase their combat capabilities. About P300 million out of this budget has been allocated for intelligence operations, including for the assassinations and attacks against the legal progressive movement.

    Read or download the January – February 2007 issue of Liberation International…

    Also in this issue:

    Trail of blood leads to Arroyo's doorstep

    May 2007 elections: Political "musical chairs"

    Abductions, enforced disappearance of NDFP Consultants increase; Arroyo security forces blamed

    Bush caught in a huge storm

    Nepal People's War at the crossroads

    CPP calls for protests and NPA offensives against passage of anti-terror law