CPP denounces secrecy in visit of US military officials in Zamboanga

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today denounced the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and US military's effort to conceal the visit of US military officials in Zamboanga over the weekend and their castigation of media reporters seeking details of the visit.

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CPP scores Barack Obama’s support for continued US military intervention in the Philippines

By CPP Information Bureau 

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today scored US Democratic Party presumptive presidential candidate Barack Obama for his statement endorsing the continuation of the annual Balikatan joint US-Philippine military exercises. Obama's statement was released on the occasion of Philippine president Gloria Arroyo's visit to the US.

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CPP sympathizes with typhoon victims, mobilizes revolutionary forces for relief work

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed sympathy and concern for the hundreds of thousands of victims of typhoon “Frank” and called on all revolutionary forces to carry out all possible efforts to extend relief and assistance in the rehabilitation of those physically and economically devastated and dislocated by the typhoon.

The CPP called on all its forces, including Red fighters of the New People's Army (NPA) as well as revolutionary activists and members of mass organizations and sympathizers to extend any and all possible assistance within their means and capability to help the victims of the recent typhoon.

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So-called US humanitarian mission in Samar a guise for military intervention

Fr. Santiago Salas
Spokesperson in Eastern Visayas
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

Fr. Salas noted that the US Navy "humanitarian mission" in Calbayog City and nearby towns in western and northern Samar has ulterior motives such as propagating US interests as well as supporting the Oplan Bantay Laya 2 campaign of the Philippine military, which has killed many innocent people and ruined the lives of the peasants in the countryside. "The US armed forces cannot pretend to be humanitarian, when the US is arming and supporting the puppet Philippine military responsible for killing so many political activists and civilians under Oplan Bantay Laya 2.

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CPP hails New People’s Army victories from north to south

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated the New People’s Army (NPA) for its latest military victories all over the country. CPP spokesperson Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal said in a statement that “the recent series of NPA victories from the Ilocos-Cordillera Region, the Bicol Region, the Visayas and Mindanao against the demoralized and inutile armed forces of the puppet reactionary government only shows how totally baseless and self-delusionary Gloria Arroyo and her new AFP chief of staff’s boast of strategically decimating the revolutionary movement by 2010.

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Philippine government sent assassins to The Netherlands to kill Jose Maria Sison

Assassination by hired killers failed twice

The Philippine government sent hired killers to The Netherlands
to kill the Communist Sison; details are coming out now

(Unofficial translation from the original in Dutch)

By FOLKERT JENSMA
in NRC.next, 30 May 2008, pp. 10-11

The Hague. They stayed in the Amsterdam budget tourist hotel Tourist Inn at the Spui [downtown Amsterdam], the members of the Filipino ‘hit team’ which came to The Netherlands in October 1999 in order to perpetrate a political murder. Their target was Jose Maria Sison, the rather elder Filipino Communist leader who has resided in Utrecht as an exile since 1987. Two men, with several thousand dollars cash and travelers checks. They had landed in Frankfurt and travelled by train to Amsterdam. There they bought two prepaid mobile cards and rented a car at Avis.

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Overseas Filipinos, foreign comrades join NDFP celebrate its 35th year

NDFP International Information OfficeImage

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines on Saturday observed its 35th anniversary with the theme “Celebrating 35 years of the Filipino people’s victories in their struggle for national liberation.” The event was held at an old church, the Nassaukerk, in Amsterdam and was attended by overseas Filipinos and foreign comrades from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Ireland, the UK, Turkey, and Indonesia.

Part of the afternoon program was paying tribute to non-Filipino nationals “who have become "friends, supporters, partners and comrades of the NDFP, the Filipino people, and the revolutionary struggle".

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Protests of hungry people are bound to explode amidst soaring prices of food — CPP

By The Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said the Filipino people are bound to carry out more and more protest actions against the Arroyo regime in the face of the incessant increase in the prices of rice and other food stuff…  "The fact is, the Filipino people, especially the broad masses of workers, peasants and semiproletarians, are outraged by the sharp increase in the price of rice and how they are made to suffer long queues to buy cheaper rice in military-guarded outlets of the National Food Authority," said Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal, CPP spokesperson.

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Macapagal-Arroyo regime is culpable for rice crisis

By NDFP International Information Office

 

“The Arroyo regime has aggravated and deepened the chronic crisis of the semi-colonial semi-feudal system by following the US-dictated policies of neoliberal globalization and state terrorism which have together bedevilled the countryside and the entire country. The bogus president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo deserves the Filipino people’s wrath for bringing the economy down to its knees and pushing millions of Filipinos to the harshest level of day-to-day survival. This is another highly just and reasonable ground for the people to demand Macapagal-Arroyo’s ouster.”

— FIDEL V. AGCAOILI, Chairman
NDFP Human Rights Monitoring Committee

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Ermita as head of UNHRC delegation a vicious attack on victims of human rights violations

Ermita as Head of GRP HR Committee a vicious insult and attack
against victims of human rights violations and their families

NDFP Monitoring Committee

The Chairman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Human Rights Monitoring Committee Fidel V. Agcaoili today expressed outrage over the appointment of Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita as head of the GRP 44-team delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on April 11.

“Ermita’s appointment as delegation head speaks volumes about the GRP's contempt for the Universal Periodic Review and the UN Human Rights Council as well as the desperation of the GRP in trying to cover-up its bloody human rights record. The rascal is a notorious human rights violator and a psy-war expert. The GRP intends to bamboozle the UNHRC utilizing Ermita’s notorious psywar expertise, and all efforts must be made to expose this,” he said.

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