MESSAGE OF THE COMMUNIST ORGANIZATION OF GREECE

DEC 26,2018

Dear Comrades of the CPP,

The Communist Organization of Greece is extending to you and to the revolutionary Filipino people congratulations on the golden anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines. When, 50 years ago, relatively few revolutionaries were gathering at a hut in Pangasinan, Luzon in order to re-establish the CPP, Philippines were ruled by Marcos. At first maybe he laughed arrogantly at the news of CPP’s founding. Then, as the CPP was gaining roots among the masses and advanced its armed and mass struggle, he declared that soon the “bandits” shall be crushed. 

Today the CPP is always here, while the dictator Marcos entered the dustbin of History – as did all those who replaced him later on as heads of the consecutive pro-US reactionary regimes. They all had declared, one after the other, that the time of CPP’s annihilation is approaching – only to be belied by the reality. If the golden anniversary proved just one thing, it is that a revolutionary movement that put itself selflessly in the service of the popular masses’ interests is not an easy match, no matter how powerful, malicious and manipulative the enemy is.

Today the world is very different than half a century ago. Scores of parties and movements worldwide, among them many that were boasting too loud their role as vanguards, have faded or ceased to exist, unable or unwilling to understand the ongoing profound changes of the globalized imperialist/capitalist system, to draw the lessons from previous failures, and to adapt in new realities in order to keep serving their peoples. Others have just chosen το bow to the TINA dogma and simply jumped to the enemy camp – the Greek people has experienced this recently in the most bitter way…

Clearly, CPP does not belong to either of these two categories. Its historic effort undertaken back in 1968, namely the struggle by all means for democratic, independent and socially just Philippines, remains today timely, valid and above all vivid. Its ideological, political and organizational strengthening continues and its roots among the popular masses get deeper. The CPP proved able to redress its mistakes and to resist the sugar-coated bullets of the enemy, while remaining the expression of the most profound needs and legitimate expectations of the Filipino people.

Dear Comrades of the CPP,

We know each other since the early 80s. During the last 35 years we have been together in many struggles and we have witnessed –and resisted– the emergence of the imperialist and neoliberal globalization as a response of the capitalist system to its own crisis. Today the alienation of whole peoples from this system, their generalized discontent and even their rage against it, as well as the delegitimation of its representatives, becomes more and more obvious in Europe and around the globe. 

As we are anxious to discover new, effective ways to serve our peoples and to imagine new liberating perspectives, your 50 years’ long struggle is offering us courage. And we are confident that the actual president, Mr Duterte, who appeared as a progressive and peace-loving candidate only to prove himself very fast as just another enemy of the Filipino people and pawn of US imperialism, will share the fate of his predecessors – while the CPP, the NPA, the NDFP and all the allied organizations will win greater victories in the ongoing struggle for national and social liberation.

Long live the Golden Anniversary of the CPP!

Let’s all welcome the unwelcome, until the time of the biggest fireworks comes!

Athens, December 26, 2018

Communist Organization of Greece / KOE

The Filipino people are in firm solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro Moros and the heroic people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

National Democratic Front of the Philippines
National Executive Committee

January 10, 2019

The Filipino people convey their warmest greetings of solidarity to His Excellency, President Nicolas Maduro Moros and the heroic Venezuelan people on the very significant event of the Acts of Taking Possession by President Nicolas Maduro Moros for the period of Government 2019-2025.

This formal taking possession of the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on January 10, 2019 is once more a ratification of the democratic character of the Bolivarian Republic.

The Filipino people who are waging a revolutionary struggle against US imperialism for the past 50 years, declare their firm solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro Moros and the valiant Venezuelan people.

We are one with you, together with numerous revolutionary, anti-imperialist and progressive organizations and peoples throughout the world, in firmly supporting your strong defense of your independence and sovereignty. We condemn the economic sabotage and military interventionist schemes of US imperalsm and its vile cohorts.

We have been privileged to witness the very effective pro-people programs of the Bolivarian Republic led by the great Comandante Hugo Chavez Frias and President Nicolas Maduro Moros. We have been deeply impressed by the building of more than two million homes for the poor, 

the program to provide food to the population at affordable prices, and the completely free health service and other popular programs. We experienced the inspiring self-reliant programs of the people’s communes in Nueva Tacagua and El Limon.

We declare with the deepest conviction that the Bolivarian Republcic of Venezuela and the heroic Venezuelan people will defeat the vicious schemes of US imperialism and its cohorts, and be victorious in continuing to assert and defend the independence and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic.

Long live President Nicolas Maduro Moros and the valiant Venezuelan people!

Long live the inspiration and legacy of the Great Liberator Simon Bolivar and Comandante Hugo Chavez Frias!

Long live the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela!

Long live the international solidarity of peoples fighting imperialism and striving for socialism!

Luis G. Jalandoni
Chief Internatioanl Representative
Member, National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

Red salute to the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines!

Magno Udyaw
NPA-Mountain Province
Leonardo Pacsi Command / New People’s Army

January 02, 2019 

With utmost honors, the Leonardo Pacsi Command (LPC) salutes the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as it celebrates its 50th founding anniversary. We take pride in recalling the great achievements of the Party and the revolution in the past 50 years.

We pay our highest tribute to all martyrs, comrades in the Party and the NPA, who gave their lives for the national democratic revolution. We also give the highest respects to our elders, chieftains, leaders and the masses who devoted their lives to the struggle for self-determination and democracy under the national democratic revolution. We salute the indomitable commitment, high spirit for sacrifice and perseverance of the cadres and members of the Party, Red commanders and fighters, leaders and mass membership of all revolutionary organizations.

The leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines has been proven to be imperative for all revolutionary endeavours of the Filipino people and for the national democratic revolution to advance towards victory and socialism.

The CPP absolutely leads and harnesses the NPA to the Marxist-Leninist and Maoist ideology of the proletariat that makes the NPA invincible and resilient more than ever in its main role in advancing the people’s war. The NPA frustrated all previous fascist regimes that have been attempting to crush it in the past five decades. The Red army is cherished by the majority of the Filipino masses as their sole red army in their fight against the landlords and big bourgeois class, the imperialists and their fascist rule. The NPA is the only armed force that fights for sovereignty and democracy, and for the rights of the national minorities to self-determination against national oppression of the state.

The Party guided the laying and spreading of the people’s war in the Cordillera and the forming of the Red political power of the Igorot people. At the height of Martial Law during the US-Marcos dictatorship from 1971 to 1982, the guerrilla zone of Mt. Province was opened from Ifugao’s expansion, along with the expansion in Benguet, Abra, Kalinga and Apayao.The militant people’s struggle against the Chico Dam, the Cellophil Resources Corp. and the fascist US-Marcos regime heightened through the armed struggle in 1983 to 1985 that ended such anti-people projects. The elders and the chieftains mobilized hundreds of tribespeople and youth in joining the NPA. Battalions of people’s militia multiplied and strengthened the company forces of the NPA. In this struggle, the Party clearly imparted to the national minority of Cordillera that the revolutionary armed struggle is decisive in fighting the imperialist plunder of the ancestral domain’s wealth, state fascism and neglect .

Through the Party’s guidance in diligent social investigation and class analysis of Cordillera, it was pointed out that to overcome national oppression and pursue self-determination and democracy of the national minority, their struggle must be united with the struggle of the Filipino people in fighting feudalism, bureaucrat capitalism and imperialism. The Party clarified that the Igorots are part of the peasants, workers and impoverished Filipino people who are exploited under the semicolonal and semifeudal society and that the national oppression is an additional oppression to them by the state under this social system. This rectified the mistaken “national minority war” the Igorots should have trodden. The “national minority war” was supposedly a separate war of the national minority of Cordillera based on the subjective analysis that there is no class struggle in Cordillera. The Party united the separate tribes of Cordillera and led their war to their rightful enemy: the imperialists and their landlord and big

bourgeois cohorts and so with the reactionary government that enforces laws that allow the continuous pillage of the giant capitalists on the natural wealth of Cordillera. Also through the guidance of the Party, the NPA was able to deter and isolate the traitor and opportunist Cordillera People’s Liberation Army and despite the turmoil it created to the revolutionary movement, the armed struggle in the region still grew stronger.

The Party trained the NPA to effectively employ the three integral components of the people’s war to the concrete and particular situation of Cordillera – the building of revolutionary bases and organs of political power, agrarian revolution and the armed struggle. The Party leads the NPA in arousing and mobilizing the peasant masses for them to carry-out agrarian revolution as the kernel of the people’s war. The Party and the NPA are with the peasant masses in determining and resolving the existing semifeudal and feudal forms of exploitation on them. Here in Mt. Province and Cordillera, the peasants face the problems of usury and trader exploitation, burdensome land rent, low wages of farm workers, lack of subsidy and services in agriculture and social services, and lacking relief and delayed rehabilitation on calamity damages. These add up to the main problem of insufficiency and low productivity of land for the greater number of peasants in Cordillera to till. This is worsened by the landgrabbing practice of the giant mine and energy companies that seize the people’s ancestral land and water resources.

The NPA helps build revolutionary mass organizations likewise in strengthening of the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front as the revolutionary alliance of the workers, peasants and all democratic forces in Cordillera. As a result of the tenacious advancement of agrarian revolution and the expansion and deepening of the revolutionary bases, the peasant youth are enlisting in the NPA and the People’s Militias are likewise expanding.

The NPA is moreover grateful to the CPP in leading the comprehensive rectification of the ideological, political and organizational mistakes and weaknesses for the people’s war to leap forward to a higher level. Through the Party’s motivation, the NPA is determined in overcoming military conservatism and as a result is gaining more victories in its tactical offensives against the AFP and PNP. The Leonardo Pacsi Command along with the other units under the Chadli Molintas Command take the initiative in punishing the AFP and PNP forces that assault the ancestral territories and communities, likewise in punishing the destructive Lepanto, Philex and Hedcor companies.

In the past 50 years, the alternating regimes were not able to subdue the CPP, NPA and the revolutionary mass movement from their inception even in the harshest period of the US-Marcos dictatorship. And now, our unwavering march in the last 50 years is being challenged by the fascist yet imperialist lameduck Duterte. The US-Duterte regime is so worried of the intensifying armed struggle and the people’s surge. Their pronouncement of crushing the NPA til the end of 2018 is bound to fail, so that they are compelled to heighten their counter-revolutionary war through Oplan Kapayapaan and Martial Law.

The crisis of the semifeudal and semicolonial society and aggravated by the anti-people, pro- imperialist and fascist policies of the US-Duterte regime is the objective basis for the people’s armed revolution to advance. The neoliberal policies of the regime moreover stagnate the backward agriculture from which the people of Cordillera still take their basic living while stunting national industrialization. The regime prevents the people from utilizing and eking out their living from the natural resources of their ancestral lands for these to be served to the mining and energy capitalist companies. The AFP likewise focuses its counter-revolutionary war in the region through the IP-centric approach among the Igorots and quenching their revolutionary struggle through the “peace zone” propaganda and reformist projects.

The national minority of Cordillera has a noble history of waging war in pursuit of their self- determination and democracy. The Party guided this noble tradition by rooting deep into the oppressed people and the advancement of the struggle of all national minorities in the country have become a part of the Party’s 50 years of victory. And now, the Party points to the challenges ahead for the further advancement of the people’s war towards estrategic stalemate.

Celebrate the golden anniversary of the CPP! Strengthen and join the NPA! Raise higher the gallant tradition of the Igorots’ struggle for self-determination and democracy! Strengthen our resolve in advancing the national democratic revolution and further on to socialism!

Talumpati ni Ka Cleo del Mundo sa pagdiriwang ng Ikalimampung Taong pagkakatatag ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas

December 26, 2018

NPA-Quezon (Apolonio Mendoza Command) spokesperson Ka Cleo del Mundo

Isang taas kamaong pagbati sa masa na naglaan ng panahon at oras para makarating sa napakamakabuluhang aktibidad natin ngayong araw na ito. 

Pagbati sa lahat ng mga kadre at kasapi ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas, sa lahat ng mga miyembro ng iba’t-ibang organisasyong masa at buong sambayanang Pilipino. 

Isang mataas na pagpupugay din sa ating mga dakilang martir na walang pag-aalinlangan na nag-alay ng buhay para sa rebolusyon. Kung hindi sa kanilang walang pag-iimbot na paglilingkod, hindi natin makakamit ang mga tagumpay sa nagdaang 50 taon.

Ang makabuluhang ipinagdiriwang natin ngayon mga kasama ay ang pagdiriwang ng ginintuang anibersaryo ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas at sa makabuluhang pagdiriwang nating ito ay bigo ang rehimeng us-Duterte na wasakin at durugin ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan!

Nagyayabang na nagsabi ang pasistang tropa ng rehimeng US-Duterte na wala raw anumang dapat ipagdiwang ang CPP-NPA. 

Mga kasama, may isang libo’t isang dahilan tayo na ipagdiwang at masayang salubungin ang ginintuang anibersaryo ng muling-tatag na Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas. Sa loob ng 50-taong buhay-at-kamatayang pakikibaka, itinampok ng ating Partido ang wasto at matatag na pamumuno sa pakikibaka ng sambayanang Pilipino upang makamit ang pambansang kalayaan at demokrasya mula sa saklot ng malapyudal at malakolonyal na sistema ng naghaharing malalaking burgesyang kumprador, panginoong maylupa’t mga burukratang kapitalista.

Hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay nananatiling nakatayo ang bandera ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas, New People’s Army at National Democratic Front of the Philippines, at umabot nga tayo ng 50 taon sa kabila ng matinding pang-aatake at pangggigipit ng rehimeng US-Duterte at mga kasapakat nitong AFP-PNP-CAFGU at iba pang paramilitar. 

Ang sabi ng AFP ay laos at lipas na ang rebolusyon, dahil limampung taon na ay hindi pa ito manalo-nalo. Ibalik natin ito sa kanila, at sabihing – E KUNG GAYON, BAKIT HINDI NINYO PA RIN KAMI MATATALO-TALO?
Kaya isang mataas na pagpupugay ang ibinibigay natin sa Bagong Hukbong Bayan sa kabila ng kahirapan at sakripisyo, buong tapang, buong giting nilang iniaalay ang buong panahon para sa armadong pakikibaka. At sa lahat ng mga mamamayan, partikular sa lalawigan ng Quezon na walang sawang sumusuporta sa rebolusyon. 

Alam nyo ba mga kasama, kami po ay natutuwa sapagkat sa araw na ito ay sama-sama tayong sumasalubong sa 50 taon ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas, maaalala natin ito sa mga susunod na panahon sa pagsusulong ng rebolusyon, hanggang sa magtagumpay ang Demokratikong Rebolusyong Bayan. 

Labis pong lumulundag ang aking puso sa tuwa, sa mga masa natin at sa mga bisita natin na galing sa kalunsuran, at maging sa ibang bansa, at sa mga magsasaka sa kanayunan ng Quezon na mas pinili nilang dito mag-Pasko at masaksihan ang pagdiriwang nating ito sa kabila ng matinding pagbabanta ng rehimeng US duterte na tayo ay dudurugin sukdulang idadamay nila ang mga sibilyan na sumusuporta at sumisimpatya sa CPP-NPA. 

Sampal sa mukha ni Digong Duterte ang pagtitipon nating ito ngayon!

Sa ginintuang pagdiriwang nating ito ay higit tayong susulong, makakaigpaw sa ating mga kahinaan na natukoy sa kilusang pagwawasto upang makamit natin sa susunod na tatlong taon ang abanteng yugto ng estratehikong depensiba, at sa malao’t madali ay makatuntong sa pagkakapatas. Mula doon mga kasama, lalong magniningning ang ginintuang pag-asa ng pag-alpas sa pagkaapi ng sambayanang Pilipino.

Kaya ang ating panawagan – buong sambayanan, sumapi sa NPA! Ipagtagumpay ang Digmang Bayan! Mabuhay ang ginintuang anibersaryo ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas!
Mabuhay ang New People’s Army!
Mabuhay ang National Democratic Front of the Philippines!
Mabuhay ang sambayanang pilipino
Mangahas makibaka! Mangahas magtagumpay!

A warm greeting to the Communist Party of the Philippines on its 50th anniversary

From Pascual Duarte
International Relations 
Central  Committee  P.R.M.L.
Partido Revolucionario Marxista Leninista 

Dear comrades:

I regret that I can not be present at such an important celebration. The costs have risen, with the devaluation of our currency in more than one hundred percent and therefore we must restrict above all the expenses of trips abroad and in other currencies.

On behalf of our C.C. We want to send a warm greeting to the Communist Party of the Philippines on its 50th anniversary, in which the Filipino people have entrusted the struggle for their national and social liberation. We have no doubt about the importance of the example of your Party and the NPA at the head of the armed experience of the masses, for the whole of the world revolutionary movement and especially for the Marxists Leninist, in a context where ideas and forces still predominate revisionists -reformists. Much more, in times when imperialism and its crisis poses the challenge of opposing it to the possibility of inter-imperialist war, the workers’ rebellion and the people’s war.

To unite, organize and unleash the struggle of the most consistent forces against imperialism and reaction and be able to advance along the path of Liberation and Socialism, we need not only the powerful parties like the CCP at the head of the tools capable of uniting to those forces, but we need one or several triumphant revolutions that are the beacons that illuminate the new revolutionary stage.

Surely, in that way we will have the contribution of the experience of the Filipino people and their communist leadership.

Live the 50 years of the Communist Party of the Philippines !!

Long live proletarian internationalism!

For the imperialism crisis there is a path: Revolution and Socialism!

PASCUAL DUARTE

International Relations 

Central  Committee  P.R.M.L.

Partido Revolucionario Marxista Leninista 

ARGENTINA

MESSAGE OF THE WORKERS WORLD PARTY TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES

December 29, 2018

Workers World Party sends revolutionary greetings and solidarity on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines. It is a great honor to be invited to this celebration, and we wish were able to attend and express our solidarity in person.

The CPP and it’s 50 years of struggle are an inspiration to Workers World Party and revolutionaries around the world. The CPP’s creative and dialectical application of the ideas and practice of Marx, Lenin, Mao and many other revolutionary leaders to the concrete conditions of the Phillipine struggle are an example that all revolutionaries, including those here in the belly of the U.S. imperialist beast would do well to study.

We salute the struggle of the CPP against the blood thirsty Duterte regime and for the people’s democratic revolution to lay the basis for socialist revolution.

With the determined and principled leadership of the CPP, the struggle of the Filipino people against imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism will surely continue to strengthen.

Imperialismo, Ibagsak!

In Solidarity,

Sara Flounders
Workers World Party Secretariat

Teresa Gutierrez
Workers World Party Secretariat

Nathaniel Chase
Workers World Party Interim Central Committee 

Our warmest greetings, and we are confident that the years ahead will bring still greater victories

From: Freedom Road Socialist Organization

December 26,2018

Dear Comrades:

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines, Freedom Road Socialist Organization sends our warmest greetings, and we are confident that the years ahead will bring still greater victories.

Your progress in advancing the people’s democratic revolution with a socialist orientation, and in developing a people’s war to liberate the Philippines from the burden of imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucrat capitalism is an inspiration to revolutionaries everywhere. 

The monopoly capitalists who rule the United States have built an empire the spans the globe – from the Philippines to Palestine to Peru. While the U.S. imperialists have constructed an immense war machine, they are beset by fundamental contradictions and strategically doomed. The people of the U.S. and the people of the Philippines share a common enemy and every blow against imperialism is a good thing that brings closer the day of their final defeat.

We appreciate the many contributions that the Communist Party of the Philippines had made to the international communist movement. Your spirted defense of Marxism-Leninism, including the earthshaking contributions of Mao Zedong to this science of revolution, stands as an example of clarity and leadership, as does the CPP’s willingness to oppose revisionism.

We place great value on the militant friendship that exists between our organizations and we will work to build on it in the coming years. For the people of our respective countries, the future is bright!

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Long live the Communist Party of the Philippines!

Long live the unity between the peoples of the U.S. and the Philippines!

With communist greetings,

Freedom Road Socialist Organization 

MESSAGE OF THE COMMUNIST WORKERS LEAGUE IN THE UNITED STATES

TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES

DECEMBER 26, 2018

The Communist Workers League in the United States salutes and congratulates the comrades of the Communist Party of the Philippines on your 50th anniversary. We stand with you in your struggle to free the Philippines from the tyranny of US monopoly capital, it’s military state apparatus and their present agent, the bloody Duterte regime.

The refounding of the CPP was a milestone not only for the people of the Philippines but for workers and oppressed people everywhere. It was one of the great events of the revolutionary year of 1968, the year of the Tet offensive in Vietnam, a year of fierce class struggle and uprising in every corner of the globe. The revolutionary cause has suffered many setbacks since then, and many have wavered or lost their way. But the Communist Party of the Philippines has survived despite monstrous repression and stood steadfast in the cause of the exploited and oppressed.

Armed with love and devotion to the workers and oppressed and with the proletarian ideology of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong, the heroic and self-sacrificing leaders and cadre of the CPP have fearlessly served the people from the bloody time of martial law under Marcos through the events of 1986 until today. You have forged the New Peoples Army, the army of the workers, peasants and indigenous, and built the National Democratic Front to unite all sectors of Philippine society oppressed by imperialism and comprador capitalism. 

US Imperialism emerged on the world stage in 1898 when it invaded the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Cuba and launched a genocidal war against the Filipino people. That invasion signified the transition of capitalism from its competitive colonialist to its imperialist monopoly stage. 

But it was in also in the Philippines that US imperialism met its first mass resistance. And with the founding of the first Philippine Communist Party in 1930, that resistance merged with the global anti-imperialist proletarian struggle unleashed by the 1917 Bolshevik  Revolution and lead to the formation of the Communist International. That resistance lives on today in the CPP. 

Today the imperialist system is in decay and decline. It has entered a dangerous new stage, manifested by the installation of the Trump regime in the United States and the rise of fascism. This is a symptom of a system in crisis that has nothing to offer humanity but war and destruction. And it is also giving birth to new struggles. For revolutionaries everywhere this is a call to battle. Never has a united front of anti-imperialist and proletarian revolutionary forces been needed more urgently. We look forward to standing with our comrades in the Philippines, who provide such an inspiring revolutionary example, to build greater unity in the days to come.

Long live the CPP! Long live the NDF! Long live the NPA! Death to imperialism! The present is struggle, the future is ours! Workers and oppressed people of the world unite!

Coordinating Committee

Communist Workers League 

MESSAGE OF OCML – VP (ORGANISATION COMMUNISTE MARXISTE-LENINISTE – VOIE PROLETARIENNE)

 Alors que le Parti Communiste des Philippines (CPP), qui dirige la New People’s Army (Nouvelle Armée Populaire), fête son 50ème anniversaire dans toute l’archipel et à travers le monde, l’OCML VP souhaite plein succès au CPP et à la NPA dans son combat pour la libération nationale et sociale des Philippines. Dans ce pays, les communistes dirigent depuis des décennies la lutte des masses pour l’indépendance nationale, la démocratie et la Révolution. Ils font face aujourd’hui au gouvernement du Président Duterte, un démagogue violent qui maintient les Philippines sous la coupe de l’impérialisme US. Duterte a été élu en promettant de négocier avec le NDFP ; en réalité il accentue sa répression, comme celle de la population en générale, sous prétexte notamment de lutte contre le trafic de drogue. Mais le CPP-NPA fait face et poursuit le combat révolutionnaire !
✊ Mabuhay ang CPP-NPA! #CPP50

 TRANSLATION

As the communist party of the Philippines (CPP), which runs the new people’s Army (new people’s army), celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout the archipelago and throughout the world, the OCML VP Wishes the CPP AND NPA every success in its fight for the national and social liberation of the Philippines. In this country, the communists have been running for decades the struggle of the masses for National Independence, democracy and revolution. Today they face the government of President Duterte, a violent demagogue who keeps the Philippines under the cup of us imperialism. Duterte was elected by promising to negotiate with the ndfp; in reality it accentuates its repression, such as that of the general population, under the pretext of combating drug trafficking. But the CPP-NPA faces and continues the revolutionary fight!
✊ long live the CPP-NPA! #Cpp50

MESSAGE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA (MARXIST-LENINIST)

Celebration in Toronto of the 50th Anniversary of the Communist Party of The Philippines
Message from the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) – December 15, 2018

Comrades and Friends;

On this very auspicious occasion, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist Leninist) brings its warmest revolutionary greetings to this national gathering in Toronto to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines. On behalf of the Party’s National Leader Comrade Anna Di Carlo, the Party’s Central Committee and its membership, we congratulate the CPP and its leadership and all its members in The Philippines and you yourselves here in Canada for fifty years of arduous work, many achievements and many historic successes. Your leadership and your rank and file communists have shown exemplary courage and ability to prevail against all odds. May your celebrations bring you great well-deserved joy, strength and further advances in the complex times which lie ahead. 

Your example shows the necessity for a revolutionary communist vanguard Party to lead the people’s complicated struggle for national liberation to a successful conclusion. This is why you founded your Party in the sixties and fifty years of work and struggle have only further confirmed this fact.

Over these last fifty years the CPP has also been steeled by the armed struggle as well as the many-sided legal and political battles. Today in the complex national and international situation, including the fact that the U.S. imperialists continue their military and economic domination of the Philippines, and use it as a base in their striving for domination over the entire Asia-Pacific, the work of the CPP continues to be decisive.

On this occasion permit us to also congratulate the New People’s Army, founded by the CPP on March 29,1969, which is enabling the masses to exercise political power in 17 of the 18 political regions of the Philippines. Permit us to congratulate all those involved in leading the National Democratic Front of the Philippines founded on April 24, 1973 to spearhead the extra-parliamentary and parliamentary fronts of struggle. This front of work has successfully engaged successive U.S. sponsored Philippine governments in peace talks aimed at ending the almost 50 year civil war on the Islands with a just and comprehensive peace. We specifically mention today the work of the NDFP  to put forward  a Draft Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER), presented to the Duterte government. This framework document is a bold pro-social all-sided nation-building project that is a pre-condition for a just and lasting peace. Its measures, including land reform, termination of all onerous international treaties and free trade agreements that are an impediment to the development of an independent national economy, state investments in social programs, an independent and peaceful foreign policy and other proposals are aimed at taking the Philippines in a new direction and creating the conditions for the Philippines to be independent and self-determining, the basis of the Filipino people’s well-being and prosperity.

We also congratulate all of you and the work you do to uphold the rights of the Filipinos abroad. Close to one million Filipinos live and work in Canada under conditions of severe exploitation and abuse. They are an integral part of the Canadian working class and its fight against the anti-social offensive and for an alternative which favours the people. This work underscores the point that today the working class is international. We are one class with one program in defence of the rights of all. You can always count on our Party to support your just cause.

On this historic occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the Communist Party of Canada ( Marxist-Leninist) re-affirms its solidarity and warm fraternal relations with the Communist Party of the Philippines, its leadership and its members and supporters and wishes the CPP continued success in all its work.

May the relations between our parties flourish!

Long live the fraternal unity between the peoples of Canada and the Philippines!

Workers of All Countries, Unite!