Supreme Court is once again legitimizing Duterte’s fascist reign

Information Bureau | Communist Party of the Philippines
February 19, 2019

In upholding the so-called constitutionality of Duterte’s third one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao, the Supreme Court is again legitimizing and providing legal cover for the Duterte regime’s fascist and lawless reign in Mindanao and elsewhere in the country.

The Supreme Court refused to acknowledge the widespread gross violations of human rights that are being committed by abusive AFP and PNP personnel under martial law and failed to heed the people’s widespread clamor for justice.

By upholding the third extension of martial law, the Supreme Court has further emboldened the military and police personnel who are daily committing abuses of power. In recent days, there has been a spate of warrantless arrests in Northern Mindanao against civilians, including young children.

With this decision, the Supreme Court has once again demonstrated its servility to the tyrannical Duterte regime. By rubberstamping Duterte’s fascist policies, the Supreme Court is actually proving that there indeed exists de facto martial law and authoritarian rule in the Philippines.

Duterte makes a fool of himself by denying the existence of the people’s government

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
February 12, 2019

In one of his latest rants against me, Duterte makes a fool of himself by denying the existence of the people’s democratic government and opposing its vital function of taxation for defraying the costs of administration and various social programs for the benefit of the people.

Duterte should be reminded that when he was still mayor of Davao city he publicly acknowledged the existence of the people’s democratic government and also publicly urged the owners of taxable properties and enterprises to pay their taxes to this revolutionary government or else incur penalties.

Now, he claims that the only government there is in the Philippines is the reactionary government of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats like him. And in glaring despotic style he uses the personal possessive pronoun “my” to refer to the reactionary government, its public funds, its armed forces and police.

Whenever necessary, the NDFP has always pointed out there are two governments in the Philippines, the reactionary one and the revolutionary one of workers and peasants. These two governments are in a state of civil war (as distinguished from national war against foreign aggression) and they are co-belligerents under the international laws on armed conflict, human rights and humanitarian conduct.###

Duterte is the chief political agent and hatchet man of the landed oligarchy and the agri-corporations

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
February 12, 2019

Duterte is belatedly distributing only a few token certificates of land transfer to a small number of presumed land reform beneficiaries for the purpose of propaganda. He is using his tokenism to make the big lie that he will distribute all the idle public land to the landless peasants who have long hungered for land of their own.

In fact, he is subjecting to “conversion” or exemption from land reform vast amounts of land previously considered as subject to land reform so that these lands could be repossessed by real estate corporations and landlords. As already exposed by former DAR secretary Rafael Mariano, “conversion” is a racket of Duterte and his fellow corrupt bureaucrats.

Duterte has been using the state terrorism of the reactionary armed forces and police to protect the landed oligarchy and the agri-corporations to keep their monopoly of the best agricultural land and to brutally attack both the mass movement of farm workers and poor peasants and the revolutionary movement that is carrying out genuine land reform.

As regards to tillable but idle public land, Duterte is actually giving this away to his fellow bureaucrats, landlords and agri-corporations that engage mainly in the production of palm oil, rubber,banana, pineapple and other fruits for export. Otherwise the mining companies favored by Duterte merely ruin the public land and natural environment.

Duterte is now the chief political agent and hatchet man of the landlords and the agri-corporations not only in Davao but in the entire country. He is merely boasting and lying by declaring that he can distribute all idle public land to the landless peasants and to do away with the role of the mass movement of farm workers and peasants, the people’s army and the people’s democratic government in carrying out genuine land reform and distributing land to the landless peasants.

Duterte has terminated the peace negotiations with the NDFP precisely because he is opposed to a comprehensive agreement on social and economic reforms, especially genuine agrarian reform and rural development. In all previous negotiations of the NDFP with the reactionary government, the latter has always blocked the full progress of negotiations on social and economic reforms, especially land reform.###

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Duterte claims of victory vs. revolutionary forces fake – Joma

REPLY TO DUTERTE AND SPOKESMAN
By Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
February 10, 2019

Contrary to the false claims of Duterte and his spokesman Panelo, the revolutionary forces of the Filipino people are winning on a nationwide scale. The CPP, NPA, NDFP, the revolutionary mass organizations and the people’s democratic government are growing in strength and advancing against the reactionary government.

It is the reactionary government of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats that is losing and suffering one defeat after another. It makes false claims of victory only by inventing fake surrenders, fake encounters and fake development projects for so-called returnees. Its death squads can only murder the innocent and vulnerable who are misrepresented as “rebels” or “terrorists”.

A tyrannical, treasonous, murderous, corrupt and swindling regime like that of Duterte has no future but total ignominy. This regime is merely a passing phase in the mortal life of the decadent anti-national and anti-democratic government. It has a demented scheme of imposing a full-blown fascist dictatorship on the people but this will actually drive the people to greater resistance and greater revolutionary victory.

Soon after the murder of the people’s hero, Randy Malayao who is a peace advocate and holder of a safe conduct document under the JASIG in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations, Duterte offered an insulting and false offer of peace negotiations premised on the surrender and political suicide of the revolutionary forces. Duterte’s false offer of peace negotiations is nothing but a cheap demagogic trick to cover up and distract public attention from the criminal actions of his death squads.

NDFP Chief Political Consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison / JB

As far as I am concerned, I have already accomplished the lifetime mission that I set for myself since I was 19 years old. I have already laid the theoretical, political and organizational foundation for the resumption and development of the Philippine revolution against against foreign and feudal domination. The revolutionary movement is always being reinvigorated by younger proletarian revolutionaries, Red fighters and mass activists by the hundreds of thousands and millions.

The increase of imperialist powers since 1991, which now includes China and Russia, has intensified inter-imperialist contradictions and pushed the worsening and more frequent recurrence of the crisis of the world capitalist system. The broad masses of the people suffer more oppression and exploitation than ever before but are driven to fight more fiercely for national liberation, democracy and socialism. 

From the current period of political turmoil and social disorder, we are now in transition to a period of great resurgence of the people’s revolutionary forces on a global scale. US imperialism and the local reactionary forces want to destroy the people’s democratic revolution in the Philippines because it has become one of the major factors for the advance of the global anti-imperialist and socialist movement.###

On the slander against Ka Randy Malayao

Communist Party of the Philippines
February 3, 2019

NDFP Consultant Randy Felix Malayao / JB

The Communist Party of the Philippines denounces the Duterte regime’s foulest move in sowing false information surrounding the murder of Ka Randy Malayao. This aims to coverup the responsibility of state agents, specifically Rodrigo Duterte’s death squads, which he himself ordered to carry out the killing.

The Philippine National Police Regional Office 2 is not conducting any investigation on the brutal murder of Malayao on January 30, but is engaged in cover up by spreading intrigue and slandering Ka Randy, who has served the people throughout his life. The PNP is laying the stage for further extrajudicial killings of peace advocates, human rights advocates and other activists.

The revolutionary forces vow to attain justice for Ka Randy and punish the perpetrators of this fascist crime.

Offensives, encounters in militarized Magpet scoff at AFP claims of weakened NPA

Mt. Apo Sub-Regional Operations Command
New People’s Army Southern Mindanao Region

PRESS STATEMENT | January 31, 2019 | Bisaya»

A police officer was killed while 11 other PNP personnel were wounded in the wake of a successful demolition operation by Red fighters under Mt. Apo Sub-Regional Operations Command, January 28 at around 5:30pm, in Purok 4, Sitio Kabisig, Brgy. Poblacion in Magpet, North Cotabato. The tactical offensive, launched in the militarized town of Magpet, targeted fully-armed members of the PNP Provincial Mobile Company on board 2 patrol cars.

Killed in said tactical offensive was PO1 Christopher Anadon while PO1 Stephenson Parreno, SPO1 Michael Escano, PO2 Marinerl Pastores, PO1, Eliezer Langcuban, PO1 Darrell Ferolino, PO1 Phil Jan Ray Canarejo, PO1 Franz Deo Lechago, PO1 Mark Vincent Capilitan, PO2 Dennis Dorado, SPO1 Wilfred Perocho, PO1, Ian Francis Seniel were injured in varying degrees of severity.

A day before this, on January 27, an NPA unit fended off an attack carried out by members of the 19th IB and their paramilitary Bagani in Sitio Salingsing, Brgy. Amabel. A Red fighter, Ronnie “Ka Dindo” Awe, 44, was martyrinitiativeed while his son, Ka Wing Wing, 20, was wounded during the encounter. Ka Wing Wing, who sustained fatal bullet wounds, was evacuated safely but enemy personnel, in direct violation of international war protocols regarding hors de combat, arrested him en route to the hospital. He is currently under military custody while in a hospital in Davao City.

There is no truth to the claims being spread by the AFP in the media that the NPA sustained more casualties during the encounter. Red fighters were able to adeptly retain initiative to deflect the enemy’s planned attack. As is their standard operating procedure, the 19th IB rained heavy artillery for 4 hours the next day, January 28, in the densely populated area.

For several months now, the fascist 19th IB and 39th IB in North Cotabato have been harping on about significantly reducing the fighting capacity of the NPA in the province or having caused the NPA to lose support from the masses in the areas. Neither of these claims bear any modicum of truth as evidenced by the continued military actions being launched and by the active defense being carried out by the NPA. The fact that the demolition operation for instance was conducted—with no civilian or unintended casualty—near the town proper proves absolutely that the Red army has lost neither its mastery of guerilla warfare nor the support of its mass base.

The truth is that the NPA and the revolutionary movement in North Cotabato continue to take active offensive posture in the face of intensifying militarization by the 19th IB, the 39th IB, the local PNP and their paramilitaries and the US-Duterte regime’s wanton disregard for the welfare of the masses. Fascism and state neglect have equally pushed the peasants, Lumad and other masses in the province to resist and bear arms in order to confront the daily economic and political attacks of the regime.

ISABEL SANTIAGO
Spokesperson
Mt. Apo Sub-Regional Operations Command
NPA-Southern Mindanao Region

Bisaya:

Mga opensiba, engkwentro sa militarisadong munisipyo sa Magpet gisumpaki ang pasangil sa AFP nga huyang na ang NPA

Usa ka opisyal sa pulisya ang patay samtang 11 ka lain pa ang samdan human sa malampusong operisyong demolisyon sa mga Pulang manggugubat ilalom sa Mt. Apo Sub-Regional Operations Command, Enero 28 mga 5:30 sa hapon, sa Purok 4, Sitio Kabisig, Brgy. Poblacion sa Magpet, North Cotabato. Ang maong taktikal nga opensiba nga gilunsad sa militarisadong munisipyo sa Magpet, mitarget sa mga armadong membro sa PNP Provincial Mobile Company kinsa nagsakay sa 2 ka patrol car.

Patay sa maong taktikal nga opensiba si PO1 Christopher Anadon samtang samdan silang PO1 Stephenson Parreno, SPO1 Michael Escano, PO2 Marinerl Pastores, PO1, Eliezer Langcuban, PO1 Darrell Ferolino, PO1 Phil Jan Ray Canarejo, PO1 Franz Deo Lechago, PO1 Mark Vincent Capilitan, PO2 Dennis Dorado, SPO1 Wilfred Perocho, PO1, Ian Francis Seniel.

Usa ka adlaw ayha niini, niadtong Enero 27, gipakyas sa usa ka yunit sa NPA ang atake sa mga membro sa 19th IB ug ilang paramilitar nga Bagani sa Sitio Salingsing, Brgy. Amabel. Usa ka Pulang manggugubat nga si Ronnie “Ka Dindo” Awe, 44, ang namartir samtang samdan ang iyang anak nga si Ka Wing Wing, 20, atol sa engkwentro. Luwas nga napagawas si Ka Wing Wing, kinsa nakahiagom og grabeng mga samad, apan giaresto siya sa kaaway samtang padulong sa ospital. Usa kini ka direktang paglapas sa iyang katungod isip hors de combat ilalom sa kalibutanhong balaod sa gubat. Kasamtangan siyang anaa sa kustodiya sa kaaway sa usa ka ospital sa Davao City.

Walay kamatuoran ang pagarpar sa AFP sa midya nga nakahiagom pa og daghang kaswalidad ang NPA atol sa engkwentro. Hanas ug abtik nga nabawi sa mga Pulang manggugubat ang inisyatiba aron pakgangon ang planadong atake sa kaaway. Isip ilang standard operating procedure, gibombahan pagka-sunod adlaw, Enero 28, sa 19th IB ang mga komunidad sa maong erya sulod sa 4 ka oras.

Sa milabayng pila ka bulan, gipanghambog sa 19th IB ug 39th IB sa North Cotabato nga ila na kunong nakunhoran ang kapasidad sa NPA nga makigsangka o gipahimugso ang pagkawala sa suporta sa masa ngadto sa NPA sa erya. Walay bisan usa niining mga pagarpar ang tinuod. Gisumpaki kini sa padayong mga aksyong militar nga ginalunsad ug sa aktibong depensa nga ginapatuman sa NPA. Ang kamatuoran nga ang bag-ohay nga operisyong demolisyon gipahigayon duol sa sentro sa munisipyo nga walay sibiliyan o dili-tinuyo nga kaswalidad absolutong nagpakita nga wala nabuhian sa NPA ang iyang kahanas sa gerilyang pakiggubat o ang suporta sa iyang baseng masa.

Sa pagkatinuod, padayong ginapatuman sa NPA ug sa rebolusyonaryong kalihukan sa North Cotabato ang aktibong opensibang postura atubangan sa nagkagrabeng militarisasyon sa 19th IB, sa 39th IB, sa lokal nga PNP ug ilang mga paramilitar ug sa tinuyo nga pagpasagad sa rehimeng US-Duterte alang sa kaayohan sa masa. Ginatulod sa pasismo ug kawalay pagpakabana sa estado ang mga mag-uuma, Lumad ug uban pang masa sa probinsya nga mosukol ug mogunit og armas aron kumprotahon ang inadlaw nga ekonomikanhon ug pulitikanhong atake sa rehimen.

We cannot expect the traitor Duterte to stand up for territorial integrity and sovereign rights

Comment by Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
February 1, 2019

This photo taken on April 2, 2015 by satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe and released by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative department at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSSI) think-tank shows a satellite image of an under-construction airstrip at Fiery Cross Reef (Kagitingan Reef) in the Spratly Islands in the disputed West Philippine Sea. AFP photo / CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative / Digitalglobe

We cannot expect the traitor Duterte to heed the call of Justice Carpio to stand up for the territorial integrity and sovereign rights of the Philipines and the Filipino people in connection with the Chinese occupation and construction on the Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross).

In his electoral campaign for the presidency in 2016, he was financed by the China lobby and the plunderers like the Marcoses, Arroyos, Estradas, Remullas and Enriles. The armed minions of Duterte are complicit with him in treason.

Aside from being a traitor, he is bound to bigger plunder in connection with Chinese loans and infrastructure projects and to use state terrorism to assure him of absolute power and limitless accumulation of ill-gotten wealth.

Everyday that Duterte is in power, he victimizes the people with his treason, plunder and the most violent human rights violations. At the rate he is making the people suffer his tyranny and the worsening socio-economic crisis, he should not be allowed to stay long in power. ###

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On the brazen intrigue of Chief Superintendent Espino

Comment by Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consukltant
January 31, 2019

NDFP Consultant Randy Felix Malayao /JB

The false claim of Chief Superintendent Mario Espino, the regional director of the Philippine National Police in Cagayan Valley, that the murder of Randy Malayao was done by the NPA is a brazen intrigue of the vilest kind.

It has two malicious and evil purposes: 1. to cover up the criminal responsibility of the murdering agents of the Duterte regime and 2. to set the stage for further murders of suspected revolutionaries, peace and human rights advocates and critics by the death squads of the Duterte regime in the PNP and AFP.

Espino is playing the role of intriguer for the benefit of Duterte and his death squads. Duterte and all his armed minions are digging their own graves because they are goading the NPA to launch more tactical offensives by way of demonstrating that they are targeting those responsible for the rising and expanding crimes of state terrorism.

In the face of the propaganda of the Duterte regime to cover up the murder of Randy Malaya and further crimes of state terrorism, there is no other effective way for the NPA to prove the falsity of intrigues and attain a measure of justice for the victims but to deliver more lethal blows on those perpetrating the crimes of state terrorism.###

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Anger and pain for the murder of Randy Felix Malayao, martyr of the cause of the Philippine people

Fronte Popolare (Italy)

At 2 am local time, while traveling on a bus in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya, in the Philippines, the comrade Randy Felix P. Malayao was murdered by an killer of Duterte’s criminal regime. The hit man climbed aboard the bus during a break, surprised him in his sleep and killed him with a gun.

Kidnapped and heavily tortured under the regime of Gloria M. Arroyo, he spent more than four years in prison in the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela, before being acquitted of all charges and released. Not being accused in any judicial proceedings, in recent months he moved freely around the country to support initiatives related to the promotion of peace.

An activist of the student movement, then a journalist, Randy was a courageous militant of the revolutionary cause, a defender of the oppressed Filipino classes, a sincere internationalist. During the peace talks between the Democratic National Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the government of Manila, abruptly interrupted by the Duterte regime, he had been part of the NDFP high level delegation as a representative of the Cagayan Valley and was one of the spokesmen for the the NDFP negotiating group in Europe.

His assassination strikes us not only on a political level and for the seriousness of the crime perpetrated against all those who, like us and in every part of the world, embrace the struggle for justice and human dignity and fight for it, but also on a human level.

We met Randy in June 2017, on the occasion of the First Congress of our organization during which he represented the NDFP. We were able to truly appreciate his serenity, his dedication, his love for the Filipino people and the generous depth of the convictions that animated him.

We strongly denounce the murderous regime of Duterte, servant of US imperialism, which today killed Randy, but which for months has been systematically organizing the assassination of political activists, union and community leaders. The whole world must become aware of the criminal nature of the ruling clique in Manila, its corruption, the systematic violence it practices against its own people to perpetuate its brutal exploitation and bloody oppression as a guarantee of the interests of the bureaucratic caste and of landowners who starve the country while serving their protectors in Washington.

With sympathy we are close to Randy’s family and to his fellow fighters in the pain and in the anger for the frightful crime that took us away this comrade, a man whose example we can only hope to be able to imitate. At this time of mourning, we renew our firm commitment to solidarity alongside the revolutionary struggle for the liberation and transformation of the Filipino society.

Salvatore Quasimodo wrote, paying tribute to the martyrs of our Resistance: “Here we count them one by one tenderly / calling them by young names / for all time. / Their blood is still fresh, silent / its fruit”.

To those names, to their memory, we ideally join today that of our comrade Randy Malayao. In his name, in their name, our struggle must continue until victory.

Justice for Randy Malayao!
Freedom for the Filipino people!
Down with the criminal regime of Duterte!
Out the US imperialism from the Philippines and from every country!

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On the Brutal Murder of NDFP Consultant Felix Randy Malayao

Press Statement
NDFP Negotiating Panel
January 30, 2019

We, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel express our outrage and strongest condemnation on the brutal murder of Felix Randy Malayao, a publicly known consultant of the NDFP on political and constitutional reforms.

We condole with Ka Randy’s family, friends, comrades and colleagues as we give him our highest honor for his invaluable contributions to the revolutionary movement and the NDFP’s peace efforts.

He participated in the peace talks two years ago and was one of its spokespersons during the formal negotiations. He was an indefatigable worker in the service of the people and was ever ready to present the side of the NDFP in fora, seminars and consultations on the peace talks in the Philippines and overseas.

Ka Randy was a torture victim and a political prisoner for years under the Macapagal-Arroyo regime. He had been acquitted of all charges and was protected by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantee (JASIG) as an NDFP peace consultant.

His killing may very well be a portent of worse moves against NDFP consultants for the peace talks many of whom, such as Vic Ladlad, Adel Silva and Rey Casambre, among others have already been arbitrarily arrested and slapped with trumped up charges.

From unilateral cancellation by the GRP to the flip-flopping statements of Duterte on the negotiations, the peace talks have been stalled as the Duterte government treads the path of all-out war and persistent attacks against the NDFP and its personnel for the peace negotiations.

Ka Randy’s brazen murder indicates an escalation of attacks against peace consultants and serves as a further serious obstacle to the resumption of the peace negotiations with the Duterte government.

The NDFP Negotiating Panel remains committed to the attainment of a just and last peace in the Philippines through peace negotiations. The militarist and terrorist government of Duterte, however, is hell-bent in sabotaging the pursuit for just peace as it intensifies attacks against the NDFP and enables brazen acts such as the murder of Ka Randy.

The heroes hall of the Philippine revolution welcomes Ka Randy. His martyrdom and his untiring work will always be remembered and inspire the struggle against tyranny and for a just peace.###

Reference:
Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson