Arroyo and police duped 60-year old to cover up Vigo murders

NDFP International Information Office

[ Utrecht, The Netherlands ]  “The government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is so desperate to conceal its bloodied hands that it has resorted to duping a 60-year old mother with failing eyesight into signing a statement pointing to the New People’s Army as the killer of her daughter, Maricel “Macel” Alave Vigo and her son-in-law George Vigo,” stated Fidel Agcaoili, chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

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Without her generals, Arroyo is a wimp — Jalandoni

NDFP International Information Office

[Utrecht, 22 September]  Countering claims by the chief of the reactionary Armed Forces of the Philippines that a military takeover in the Philippines would “never happen”, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines today asserted that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s “gang of generals” are actually calling the shots for the Manila government and that Arroyo is keeping herself in power through an undeclared martial law.

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NDFP proposes joint probe on extrajudicial killings

NDFP International Information Office

[Utrecht – 18 September]  The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) today announced a proposal to include cases of extra-judicial killings in a joint investigation to be conducted with representatives of the NDFP, Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), the Norwegian government and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The cases of extra-judicial killings, according to the proposal, would be included with the cases of abductions and enforced disappearances of unarmed activists and suspected revolutionaries which the NDFP has earlier proposed to be jointly investigated.

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NDFP proposes joint probe on Desaparecidos

NDFP International Information Office

[Utrecht, 2 August]  Citing the escalating incidence of abductions and disappearances of unarmed civilians and suspected revolutionaries, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) today announced a proposal to conduct a joint fact-finding mission with representatives of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). The NDFP proposal aims to determine the facts surrounding the disappearances and find the victims, “whether dead or alive”.

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CIA “rendition” poised against Prof. Jose Maria Sison

NDFP International Information Office

Amid mounting international accusations of the US government’s use of “secret prisons” and the torture of “terrorist suspects”, a top Philippine political refugee in the Netherlands warned on Saturday of covert plans by the US and Manila governments for his “rendition” by the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Ruling parties demand delisting of Prof. Jose Maria Sison

By NDFP International Information Office

A total of 50 parties and organizations coming from 38 countries, including four ruling parties, yesterday demanded in a petition that the Council of the European Union remove the name of Philippine Prof. Jose Maria Sison from its list of "terrorist" persons, groups and entities… The signatories of the petition included representatives from the Communist Party of Cuba, the Workers Party of Korea and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and a member of the Vietnam Communist Party.

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Update on AFP – Bangsa Moro fighting in Sulu, southern Philippines

NDFP International Information Office

US military officers arrived yesterday in Sulu at the height of the AFP military operations against the Bangsa Moro fighters. This was admitted by Lt. General Alberto Braganza, Commanding Officer of the AFP’s Southern Command, although he denied that the US officers were directly involved in the military operations. At the same time, the 100-member Light Reaction Company, trained by US military advisors, was brought into the battle zone by the AFP at early dawn today.

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