Message of condolence to the Maoist Communist Party [Turkey-North Kurdistan] (MCP)

By the International Department
Central Committee

In behalf of the entire membership of the Communist Party of the Philippines, we express our profound condolences to the Maoist Communist Party [Turkey-North Kurdistan] (MKP) for the tragic death of General Secretary Cafer Cang”z, the Deputy General Secretary and 15 other comrades in the hands of Turkish fascist troops. This is a great loss not only for your Party but for the Turkish people in their struggle for national and social liberation against the imperialists and their local reactionary puppets.

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NDFP Negotiating Panel extends condolences on the death of Cardinal Sin

Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) extends its sincere condolences to the family, relatives and friends of His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin and in general to the Catholic faithful and clergy on the cardinal’s death.

His firm stand against the human rights violations of the Marcos dictatorship expressed the people’s just aspirations. Such a stand for the people had tremendous impact due to his great prestige and influence as a Church leader. At the peak of the people’s resistance to the hated dictatorship, the call of Cardinal Sin played an outstanding role in toppling the dictatorship.

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Personal homage to Cardinal Sin

NDFP Chief Political Consultant

The Filipino people will always cherish the outstanding role of Cardinal Sin in criticizing the human rights violations under the Marcos fascist dictatorship and in ultimately acting to help end this reign of terror and greed.

I never met Cardinal Sin personally. I was not able to visit him after I was released from military detention in 1986. But I knew him as a good priest and moral leader through close friends and relatives.

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NDFP condemns unjust detention of indigenous people and peasants in Chaco, Argentina

Chief International Representative
Member, National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) vigorously condemns the unjust arrest and detention of the leaders of the indigenous people and peasants of Pampa del Indio, in the province of Chaco, namely: Martires Lopez, Simon Gonzalez, Liliana Delgado and Esteban Medina… The National Democratic Front of the Philippines, which includes organizations of indigenous peoples and national minorities as well as peasants, stands in strong solidarity with the indigenous peoples and peasants in Argentina in their just aspirations for genuine land reform, social justice, true democracy and peace.

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Letter to Geneva Call re: deceitful reports on the use of landmines

Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Committee

We categorically deny AFP allegations that the NPA deploys self-detonating landmines. Anyone familiar with the Philippine situation knows that the AFP is a corrupt, brutal and deceitful organization. It routinely engages in disinformation, tortures captives to make them lie and plants evidence, not only against the NPA but also against civilians, civilian communities and organizations. Institutions such as the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, the National Union of Journalists, Karapatan, human rights and lawyers groups and people’s organizations are recklessly and maliciously described as “enemy of the people”.

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Message of solidarity to BAYAN on its twentieth anniversary

NDFP Chief Political Consultant

BAYAN has brilliantly succeeded in becoming the central multisectoral democratic alliance of the patriotic and progressive forces. The participating mass organizations have strengthened BAYAN by expanding and consolidating themselves and by responding to its calls. BAYAN has inspired its participating organizations and the broad masses of the people through campaigns of information, education and mass actions on all major issues. It has stood out in exposing and opposing all major US and puppet policies that oppress and exploit the Filipino people.

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Keynote to the 32nd anniversary celebration of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines

Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel

I am happy to convey to you warmest greetings of solidarity and to join you in the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the formal establishment of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) through the adoption of the 10-Pt Guidelines on April 24, 1973.

The NDFP has served the Filipino people excellently as the most consolidated underground united front organization of the basic revolutionary forces (working class, peasantry and urban petty bourgeoisie) in the revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes.

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Message to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines on the occasion of its 32nd anniversary

Member, NDFP National Executive Committee
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

On the 32nd anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I wish to convey my heartfelt congratulations to all the seventeen revolutionary organizations allied within the NDFP for thirty two years of revolutionary struggle.

I join you on this auspicious occasion in honoring our numerous martyrs and heroes who dedicated their lives in the service of the people. I wish to especially mention Comrade Antonio Zumel, the first chairperson of the NDFP. When he died on August 13, 2001, he was the honorary NDFP chairperson and senior adviser of the NDFP Negotiating Panel. He and all our other martyrs and heroes continue to inspire us in carrying out our revolutionary tasks.

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Letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Anan re alleged child abuse in situations of armed conflict

TO Secretary-General Kofi Annan
United Nations
UN Headquarters, New York, USA

Through: Under Secretary General Olara A. Otunnu
Special Representative of the Secretary-General
for Children and Armed Conflict

Fax Number: +1(212)9630807

Dear Sir:

In your action plan report to the UN Security Council on 16 February 2005 for the systematic monitoring and reporting of child abuse in situations of armed conflict, you listed the Philippines as one of the 54 offending parties, with unnamed armed opposition groups as violators.

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Message to Defend Sison Campaign forum on “terrorist” listing of Prof. Sison

NDFP Chief Political Consultant

Dear Friends and Guests from the Press,

Thank you very much for your high sense of solidarity and serious concern in coming to this forum. I wish that I were in person here with you. But let me be with you in spirit and express my most heartfelt gratitude.

I am deeply pleased that this forum takes up the defense of my democratic rights against their violation by the European Council, which has criminalized me as a "terrorist" without any kind of due process and is subjecting me to punitive measures.

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