Confront and frustrate the US-Duterte regime’s martial law in Negros Island this 2019

January 1, 2019

Juanito Magbanua
Apolinario Gatmaitan Command Spokesperson
New People’s Army Regional Command – Negros Island

The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command of the New People’s Army (AGC-NPA) in Negros Island strongly condemns the terror sown from the implementation of the Synchronized Enhanced Managing of Police Operations (SEMPO) under the diabolical “Oplan Sauron” by the composite troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) with the aim to destroy the revolutionary movement particularly in Negros.

The six peasants who were victims of illegal arrests by the AFP and PNP last December 27 in Mabinay, Negros Oriental experienced the same horror that happened to peasants and civilians in Guihulngan City that resulted to 6 brutal murders and 50 illegal arrests. Jose Ferolino, who was captured by the PNP and AFP for allegedly being an NPA member together with 14 others, has not been found since his arrest at his home in Barangay Binobohan, Guihulngan City.

Meanwhile, in Mabinay, according to reports from the field, 12 trucks filled with forces from the PNP Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit and Special Action Force (SAF) were monitored to have entered the hinterlands of Mabinay on the early morning of December 27. Two helicopters were observed flying around the area from December 27-29. Simultaneous illegal operations were then conducted in Barangays Luyang and Talingting of Mabinay.

Margie Baylosis was surprised of the presence of elements of the Mabinay PNP and Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) at her home when she arrived after attending to her farm animals. She was immediately arrested for illegally possessing two units of improvised air gun, a cal .38 pistol loaded with live ammunitions and a rifle grenade launcher. These were planted evidence since Baylosis does not own any firearms at all. The alleged firearms were planted at her makeshift kitchen that was not even inside her house. Baylosis is the cousin of political detainee Joey Baylosis of the Mabinay 6, youth organizers of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas who were also illegally arrested last March 2018.

The same circumstances happened to father and son Isaias Rabilista, Sr. and Isaias Rabilista, Jr. wherein a cal .38 with ammunitions was planted in their home. Upon arriving at their house after tending to their farm animals in the morning of December 27, elements of the PNP Mabinay and RMFB were already at their house. They asked to come inside and immediately proceeded to where the alleged firearm was located. The two victims were then arrested.

Jessie Palagtiw and Ponciano Pinili and Rolando Pinili, also father and son, were no different. They were illegally arrested as well and all evidences against them were planted. These victims were told by the PNP that there are seven more to be arrested in Barangay Luyang, Mabinay.

The alarming incidents signal the terrorism of the fascist regime of Rodrigo Duterte. There is no longer a distinction between combatants and civilians. The legal democratic movement, critics of the regime and mere citizens are targeted because of the AFP and PNP’s failure to capture the NPA. In fact, their earlier deadline of decimating the NPA by December 2018 has already expired to their humiliation and they are forced to again move their time frame to June 2019. The AFP and PNP have run amuck in Negros Oriental deploying 3,000 butchers who will surely leave behind record breaking violations of human rights and a bloody death toll of innocent civilians. 

The recent illegal arrests are sources of the PNP’s corruption wherein the victims are forced to pay bail or suffer imprisonment. The Police Regional Office 7 and local PNP led by PRO 7 director CSup. Debold M. Sinas will surely profit from the thousands of pesos they require for the freedom of their victims. Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal of the 302nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army has also a lot to gain from branding and fabricating lies that the six killed in Guihulngan City are members of the “SPARU” or “sparrow” of the NPA because of the bounty Duterte has set for every NPA member captured or killed.

The AFP and PNP are shameless to say that the NPA is supported by and are protectors of drug lords when the lord of all drug lords is their own commander-in-chief Duterte. It is also public knowledge that the big crime syndicates in the country have strong influence within the ranks of the AFP and PNP. 

The Filipino people knows that the NPA is the genuine people’s army. The terroristic crimes of the AFP and PNP only proves this even more. Contrary to their aim of destroying the revolutionary movement, the sorrow and grief in the hearts of the people as a result of the intensified military operations will only flare their anger against the oppressive and exploitative system, press them to embrace the principles of armed revolution as the solution to the problems of the oppressed and exploited masses suffering from poverty generated by the semi-colonial and semifeudal system, and, in the end, take an active role in the armed struggle.

Overcome fear! The Filipino people must confront the terror propagated by the US-Duterte regime imposed through nationwide de facto martial law. The Filipino people, together with the Communist Party of the Philippines, NPA and National Democratic Front of the Philippines, will wage a militant and revolutionary struggle to frustrate and overthrow the US-Duterte regime this 2019.###

Young cultural workers and artists lead in celebrating 50 years of art and culture in the Philippine revolution

29 December 2018

(Utrecht, The Netherlands) – Hundreds of cultural workers, youth, human rights and political activists, artists, academics, Filipino and other migrant nationalities and representatives of political parties and formations from all over the world, jampacked the auditorium of center for art and culture in this central Dutch city to celebrate “Fifty Years of Art and Culture in the Filipino People’s Struggle for National and Social Liberation” and the anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on December 26, 1968. 

The celebration was organized by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) International Information Office in Utrecht, together with the Linangan Art and Culture – a network of young cultural workers and artists in the Netherlands. The Basis voor Actuele Kunst (BAK) – a leading international platform for theoretically-informed, politically-driven art and experimental research, hosted the event.

The celebration which began in the morning, was highlighted with an exhibition of art works, performances and publications, video installations and film-showings produced in the course of the struggle of the Filipino people for national and social liberation. 

The celebration was capped with speeches by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman of the CPP, and NDFP chief political consultant, who spoke on the achievements of the revolutionary movement in the past 50 years; Luis Jalandoni, NDFP peace panel senior adviser, who gave a speech on building the third weapon of the revolution, the united front, and Coni Ledesma, NDFP peace panel member, who spoke on the road to a just and lasting peace. 

A one-minute video on “What is Peace” preceded Ledesma’s speech. A choral singing of “Martsa ng Bayan” (March of the People) preceded Jalandoni’s talk, and a dance interpretation of the poem and song “NorthStar” preceded Sison’s input. 

NDFP peace panel member Julie de Lima

Earlier during the day, Julieta De Lima, NDFP peace panel member, gave a premier lecture on the role of art and culture in the struggle of the Filipino masses for national and social Liberation, and the role of the masses in the development of revolutionary art and culture. 

The solidarity program included heartwarming and revolutionary performances by young militant cultural workers from the Philippines, Netherlands, the US, Canada, Belgium, Turkey, and Italy. They rendered revolutionary songs, dances that included the contemporary and traditional lumad (indigenous) dance, choric reading, and theater performances depicting the triumphs of the people’s army in the Philippines. These performances were always accompanied by visual presentations on the people’s struggle. 

Representatives from many organizations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Iceland, Norway, Peru, United Kingdom, Switzerland, the US and Canada, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Indonesia attended. The Embassy of Venezuela in The Hague also sent a representative.  

Solidarity messages from political parties and formations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Turkey, Kurdistan, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Norway, Indonesia, the US and Canada. Chants of “Viva CPP-NPA-NDF!” and “Mabuhay ang CPP!” interspersed the reading of the solidarity messages from the friends of the Filipino people. 

The film “Revolution Selfie: The Red Battalion” by American filmmaker Steven De Castro who tackled the portrait of the 48 year-old people’s army in the Philippines, and the documentary film “Moving Mountains” which tackles the life stories of the pioneers of the Philippine Revolution and the future of the protracted people’s war, were also shown earlier in the day. 

During the solidarity program, youth organizations in the Netherlands gave a special recognition to Prof. Sison and Julie de Lima, for being among the most outstanding pioneers of the Philippine revolutionary movement and a guiding inspiration for young revolutionaries, particularly young guerrillas of the people’s army. They gifted Joma and Julie with bouquets of flowers and a Mao pen and Mao’s original classic “Red Book”.  Youth activists in the audience chanted “ang karit at maso, dudurog sa estado” (the peasant sickle and worker’s hammer, will crush the state) as the couple received a standing ovation.

As a tribute, a moving video collage of contemporary Filipino revolutionaries – poets, human rights workers, cultural activists, writers, movie directors, academics, militant priests and nuns, solidarity workers, and NPA guerrillas who have passed on, became missing, killed by the Philippine military or died as guerrilla fighters and combatants, was shown. 

The evening of celebration concluded with the community singing of the workers’ anthem “Internationale”  while a video of exiled NDFP leaders singing the same song was also played, and was followed by a celebratory dance with indigenous music participated in by the Filipino migrants and their children who were garbed in indigenous attire from the Cordilleras and Mindanao.

“The pen and the gun: weapons for a successful revolution” – Juliet de Lima

In her presentation titled “On the Pen and the Gun”, Julie de Lima paraphrased Mao Zedong who wrote: “to defeat the enemy, we rely primarily on the people’s army wielding the gun. But this is not enough, we must also have an army wielding the pen.”

De Lima says: “It is significant that Mao mentioned the pen first before the gun. Our experience shows that we must first arouse before we can organize and then mobilize people, whether it is taking up the pen, or the gun, or further, the gun and the pen. Reviewing its 50 years of uninterrupted revolutionary struggle, we can say that the CPP has been successful in wielding both weapons.”

De Lima cites the CPP’s cultural achievements since its founding in 1968 and its impact and influence on the cultural and artistic endeavors on Philippine society and the people’s revolutionary struggle. 

She proceeds by comprehensively and eloquently tracing the historical experience of the Filipino people starting with the old democratic revolution, the First Propaganda Movement, well into the Second Propaganda Movement the CPP’s first, second and continuing rectification movement which is essentially an education movement, until the current age of the internet and multimedia. 

De Lima called on the people and revolutionaries to “contribute to the peoples’ unified cultural offensive against imperialism, aware that its overwhelming dominance necessitates strong organizations with strong leaderships guided by the ideology, politics and methods of a party of the most advanced and most productive class in our society.”

It is not enough for us, she emphasized, to compete with the imperialists in such superficial terms such as trending hashtags, viral Youtube views and TV ratings, but to build long-term results with the growth by leaps and bounds of the anti-imperialist mass organizations and mass movement at the national and international levels.

“The essential task of the progressive and revolutionary forces all over the world today is developing unity, cooperation and coordination of all peoples and raising their level of struggle to weaken and defeat imperialism and reaction towards building a society that is just, peaceful and progressive,” De Lima concluded.

In reaction to De Lima’s paper, Lisa Ito of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) and professor of the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines stressed that the “ongoing Philippine revolution—in the 70 years from 1898-1968 and in the 50 years from 1968-2018—is one that continuously resists, rectifies, and renews itself: against capitulation, against collaboration, and always for the advance of national liberation. De Lima makes clear how, since its humble origins in 1968, the Party achieved all these contributions through correct analysis, practice, and rectification.”

She says in her reaction paper entitled Key Words: Notes on Manifestoes for the Future, De Lima’s stories teach us how we must learn to be self-reliant and daring in waging the cultural and propaganda counter-offensive, in the same way the activists of the First Quarter Storm did: by vigorously and systematically pursuing study, production, translation, and dissemination to break the normalization of fascism and to now prevent another tragic return to authoritarian rule. 

There is an urgency to overcoming this learning curve. For the world we inhabit now is not the same as the world back in 1968. Most of the technology present today did not exist then: including computers, the Internet, electronic and digital media, video, data visualization, cybernetics, and social media platforms. These are but a fraction of technologies imagined and invented for agriculture, industry, medicine, scientific inquiry, and war. These technologies make today’s state of material and mental or cultural production possible and are developing at a rate unimaginable fifty years ago. But they will also remain largely in control by the ruling regimes unless channeled towards revolutionary practice, Ito says. 

In concluding her reaction to De Lima , Ito says: A good friend and comrade recently described cultural work not in terms of its surface forms or strategies, but as a selfless act and process. If there is anything this and the 50 years of culture and resistance teaches us, it is that drawing the line of the revolutionary is also an immense assertion of love. Cultural work in the revolution transforms individualism, which reenacts the status quo on personal or structural levels, into a radical force that finds its fullest potential in being one with the struggles of the people.

Dr. Joi Barrios, another reactor to De Lima’s paper maintained in a video message after De Lima’s input, that as De Lima’s speech traces the cultural achievements of the Party, it provides us with the following five frames by which we can discuss the revolutionary art and literature produced in the past fifty years:  historical and contemporary contexts;  organizational commitment and the process of creation;  centrality of language;  exploration and appropriation of forms and spaces; and solidarity work with allied artists and writers. 

Emphasizing the need for solidarity with allied and other artists, Dr. Barrios who teaches at the University of Berkeley in California, says that we celebrate today not only the work of those we can name, such as National Artists Amado V. Hernandez, Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal, not only the unnamed cadres who have achieved national stature for their artistic and literary achievements, not only the creativity of our current army of writers and artists, but also the countless allies we have in theater, music, dance, visual arts, media arts, and literature. 

The sustained creation of revolutionary art and literature, Dr. Barrios says, allows us to envision what Julie de Lima describes as the triumph of a “unified cultural offensive of the people against imperialism” towards a “just, peaceful, and progressive society.”  

“No matter the pronouncements of the current dictator, fascist regimes cannot annihilate our persistent radical bodies, nor our revolutionary texts,” Dr. Barrios concludes.

In her talk “The Road to a Just and Lasting Peace”, Coni Ledesma asserts that we can only attain a just and lasting peace by waging our national democratic revolution.   Or another way of putting it is: the national democratic revolution is also a struggle for a just and lasting peace. Waging peace is another form of struggle for national and social liberation.

“The road to a just and lasting peace is not a paved and smooth road, as     seen during the last 32 years.  But our goals are clear.  No matter how difficult, no matter the hardships, with great patience and commitment, we continue to pursue the peace.  Because one day, there will be just and lasting peace, when the Filipino people win their liberation,” Ledesma emphasized.

NDFP Senior Adviser Luis Jalandoni

Luis Jalandoni’s focused on “Building the United Front for National and Social Liberation”. He says the United Front is necessary to develop the broadest possible alliance and reach immediately the people in their millions in order to effectively confront and defeat US imperialism, the big compradors and landlords, and the bureaucrat capitalists. They control the reactionary state machinery and its military, police and paramilitary forces.

Carrying out creatively this united front policy in the countryside, Jalandoni says the CPP carries out agrarian revolution, mass base building, and launches tactical offensives. These are waged on the basis of an ever deepening and expanding mass base. Organs of political power are set up on the basis of revolutionary mass organizations of workers, peasants, women, youth, indigenous people and other sectors.

The organs of political power are the firm foundation of the People’s Democratic Government (PDG) that provides essential services to the people, such as land reform, increased productivity, health, education, protection from enemy attacks, arbitration and justice, cultural work, disaster relief and environmental protection. 

He asserts that in the face of the brutal attacks of the US-Duterte regime, the united front needs to be further broadened and strengthened.  The united front is concretized in the consolidation of the National Democratic Front of the Philippine and its 18 allied organizations. Other supportive organizations and alliances in the whole country are also very important.

Internationally, Jalandoni says, the revolutionary movement engages in mutually beneficial solidarity and cooperation to win support as well as extend support to other movements. It is ever ready to contribute to the strengthening of the worldwide anti-imperialist movement and the international campaign to build socialism. 

Duterte would be politically destroyed before he could destroy the revolutionary movement – Jose Maria Sison

NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison

Delivering the main speech of the celebration “Great Achievements of the CPP in Waging 50 years of Revolution”, Sison sums up the achievements of the Party, thus:

The CPP has systematically strengthened itself ideologically, politically and organizationally. It arose with only a few scores of cadres and members from the revolutionary mass movement of the 1960s. It has become nationwide and has become even more deeply rooted among the toiling masses of workers and peasants. It continues to draw strength from the revolutionary mass movement. It has grown into tens of thousands of cadres and members who have been tested and tempered in revolutionary armed struggle and other forms of struggle.

The CPP leads the New People´s Army (NPA), which it founded on March 29, 1969 in the second district of Tarlac. Now, this army operates in more than 110 guerilla fronts covering substantial parts of 73 out of the 81 Philippine provinces in 17 regions outside of the national capital region. It is assisted by the people´s militia and self-defense units of mass organizations. It follows the strategic line of protracted people´s war, carries out agrarian revolution and guarantees the building and functioning of the people´s democratic government.

The CPP leads the national united front whose most consolidated embodiment is the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) founded on April 24, 1973. The national united front relies mainly on the revolutionary basic alliance of the working class and the peasantry, wins over the middle strata of the bourgeoisie and takes advantage of the conflicts among the reactionaries in order to isolate and defeat the enemy, which is the worst reactionary clique.

The united front is effective in reaching and rallying the people in their millions. It has demonstrated that it can overthrow the fascist dictatorship of Marcos in 1986 and the corrupt regime of Estrada in 2001. It is necessary to defeat one reactionary clique after another and thus increase the strength of the revolutionary movement for overthrowing the entire semicolonial and semifeudal ruling system, accomplishing the people´s democratic revolution and laying the basis for the socialist revolution.

Sison says that the regular people’s army is augmented by tens of thousands of people’s militias and hundreds of thousands of people’s defense units. 

The protracted people’s war, Sison asserts, is transitioning from the middle phase to the advance stage of the strategic defensive. 

Departing from his prepared written speech, Sison assails Philippine President Duterte for boasting that he could destroy the revolutionary movement in 2018. But Sison laughs this off by saying two days are left before the end of 2018 and the CPP and the revolutionary movement it leads is even growing stronger and drawing in more members and allies.

Sison also laughed off Duterte’s threat to use the widely-condemned Suharto-type of solution to eliminate the revolutionary movement. Sison says, in the first place, the CPP is clandestine and has a people’s army deeply-rooted in the broad masses of the people. 

“Duterte would be politically destroyed before he could destroy the revolutionary movement, either he is ousted by his own military and the broad opposition and the people, or gives in to the pressure from the intensifying armed revolutionary resistance in the countryside,” Sison says.

The revolutionary movement, he asserts, would certainly outlast him.

In conclusion, Sison proclaimed to the audience that the Communist Party of the Philippines is a torchbearer of the world proletarian revolution.###

NPA Melito Glor Command celebrates CPP’s 50th year


The sun shone through the thin canopy of coconut tree leaves just as Red fighters of the New People’s Army sang the first lines of the Internationale. 

No rain from the afternoon before could stop them from celebrating the Communist Party of the Philippines’ 50th anniversary, as the absence of a ceasefire from the Duterte government did not deter them from doing so either. 

On December 26, on a small clearing in the Sierra Madre jungle, members of the Melito Glor Command paraded in their black camisa de chinos and caps bearing the Southern Tagalog region’s commemorative anniversary logo. Despite threats to security and incessant combat operations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Red fighters solemnly celebrated the Party’s golden year by holding a press conference that highlighted the history of the New People’s Army in the region. 

The paints on the guerrillas’ faces symbolize their proletarian remoulding. And upon interviewing them, one could tell they came from different class backgrounds — peasants, workers, students from the petty bourgeoisie. Their diversity is a manifestation of, as detailed by the Melito Glor Command’s spokesperson Jaime ‘Ka Diego’ Padilla, the CPP’s continuing effort to consolidate the broadest united front to oust the Duterte regime and to advance the people’s struggle. 

Other forms of anniversary celebrations had been planned and imagined, complete with grand cultural presentations and cheers from the peasant masses who traditionally grace the annual celebration. But it was as simple a gathering as profound as the Red fighters’ vow to serve the people and to carry forth the revolution towards victory. And that, according to them, is more than enough.


Continuing simultaneous attacks in Negros Oriental are EJKs and illegal arrests, not at all related to drugs and criminal activities

PRESS STATEMENT | December 28, 2018
Juanito Magbanua
Spokesperson, Apolinario Gatmaitan Command
NPA Regional Command – Negros Island

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) are spinning lies and fake news dubbed as Simultaneous Enhanced Managing Police Operations to whitewash the series of extrajudicial killings (EJK) and illegal arrests they have perpetrated in Negros Oriental since the evening of December 26.

According to consolidated reports from the New People’s Army (NPA) Leonardo Panaligan Command and Rachelle Mae Palang Command of the Central Negros and Southeast Negros Fronts respectively, there have been coordinated harassments, 6 cases of EJKs and 27 illegal arrests and trumped-up cases in Guihulngan City, Mabinay, and Sta. Catalina towns of Negros Oriental.

In Guihulngan City, six civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks by combined elements of the 94th IB and PNP. They are peasant organizer Jimmy Fat and Jun Kubol both from Barangay Trinidad, Reneboy Fat, a habal-habal driver, from Barangay Hilaitan, Jaime Revilla, a community organizer, Jesus “Dondon” Isugan, farmer and son of a peasant leader, and Boy Singko, a councilor of Barangay Trinidad.

Junior and Genia Isugan were taken into custody after their son, Dondon, was killed in their house. Fifteen others were also illegally arrested and falsely accused as members of the NPA. Barangay officials were not spared as Melbourne Bustamante and Erlinda Abraham, Village Chiefs of Barangay Trinidad and Tacpao were also detained for alleged illegal possession of firearms.

Homes of peasants were ransacked in Barangay Trinidad and the house of Sheldon Uy in Guihulngan proper was raided in the joint operation. Adding to the increasing violence in the area, a media man was also shot by a riding-in-tandem in La Libertad town early this morning.

Meanwhile, six residents of Barangay Luyang and Talingting, Mabinay were arrested wherein firearms and ammunition were planted as evidence. One of the victims of illegal arrests is Margie Vailoces, cousin of political detainee Joey Vailoces (#Mabinay6). As of press time, the aforementioned residents are on their way to the Hall of Justice in Dumaguete City.

At the same time, Barangay Nagbinlod Councilor Nonoy Trosa was arrested in Sta. Catalina town in southern Negros Oriental.

While in Negros Occidental, Rene Cañete of the National Federation of Sugar Workers was also illegally arrested and charged with trumped-up cases by dubious police forces wearing bonnets in Sagay City last December 19.

Ahead of these attacks, the AFP circulated fake news in Central Negros. They claimed that an encounter between the NPA and AFP forces took place and more than 50 firearms were confiscated. But this was only to justify their presence in the hinterlands of Guihulngan City and Canlaon City in Negros Oriental and Isabela and Magallon towns in Negros Occidental. The truth is a composite force of the 94th IB of the 302nd Brigade and 62nd IB of the 303rd Brigade with 95-120 troops were conducting operations last December 20-23 in a fruitless search for the CPP golden anniversary celebration.

Also, the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command (AGC) have received reports that the local media have been under 24-hour surveillance to spy on those who will cover the activities in relation to the CPP@50 festivities.

EJKs and political harassments have been prevalent in Negros Island under the US-Duterte regime. Since the brutal Sagay 9 massacre and the murder of Atty. Ben Ramos, the spate of killings and human rights violations in Negros perpetrated by state forces have escalated further and none have been given justice by the reactionary government. As of today, there are 55 counts of EJKs in Negros since Duterte became president. With the all-out implementation of Duterte’s Memorandum Order 32 and Executive Order 70, beyond doubt, Negros is under de facto martial law.

The current conditions have only made clearer that the only means to put a stop to the fascist and tyrannical rule of Duterte and his clique is protracted people’s war. The regime has only sharpened the contrast between the butcher AFP and PNP and the genuine people’s army, the NPA. The AGC-NPA calls on the rank-and-file in the AFP and PNP not to tolerate the lawless violence committed by their colleagues and expose these crimes. More importantly, the AGC-NPA calls on all Negrosanons to rise up against the de facto martial Law in our Island. Together with the Filipino people in general, smash Duterte’s fascist and military rule. Take part in the national democratic revolution and join the NPA!###

Joma sees bloody battles in 2019, says Reds still open to talks

LUCENA CITY, Philippines – Top communist rebel leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison predicted an “unprecedented bloodshed” between government forces and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in 2019 amid hope of peace talk resumption.

“2019 can be a year of escalating offensives by the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and PNP (Philippines National Police) and intensifying counter-offensives by the NPA,” Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), said in an online interview from his base in Utrecht, The Netherlands on Friday.

He added: “It can be a year of unprecedented bloodshed before Duterte considers that he is moving into the lame duck years of his six-year term, realizes that he cannot profitably proclaim martial law nationwide and obtain his fascist dictatorship through state terrorism and charter change to fake federalism.”

Sison said President Duterte might be forced to reopen the stalled peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the political arm of the communist insurgents.

“Duterte may seriously avail of the NDFP standing policy of being open to the resumption of the peace negotiations,” Sison, the NDFP chief political consultant, said.

The peace talks between the government and the NDFP broke down last year as the government cited the continued attacks by the Maoist-inspired guerillas against state troops despite ongoing negotiations.

Labor Secretary and chief of government peace panel negotiator Silvestre Bello III gave a glimmer of hope for the possible resumption of the negotiation despite the continued bloody combats.

“The President’s commitment to our country is inclusive and lasting peace for our country, if it means resuming the peace negotiations, why not? He’s trying to get all the avenues for a possible peace negotiation or settlement,” Bello said Thursday.

But he stressed that “there should be a show of sincerity” on the part of the communists.
Sison welcomed Bello’s “positive statements” about possible reopening of peace negotiations.

“Let us see whether there will be first a test of fighting strength or the peace talks shall resume sooner than we expect under conditions of continued fighting or ceasefire justified by an interim peace agreement,” Sison said. /cbb

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Crackdown against the people in Negros Oriental

PRESS STATEMENT| December 28, 2018
Ka Frank Fernandez
Spokesperson, NDFP – Negros Island

The simultaneous attacks of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) troops against the people of Negros Oriental are not drug-related but a crackdown on progressive forces and ordinary peasants struggling for their daily survival and longing for genuine peace. The so-called “war on drugs” and “crime prevention” are o only covers to legitimize the presence of state agents and their crimes against the Filipino masses. 

In fact, top officials of the AFP and PNP are furious and humiliated because of their failure to obstruct the glorious celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines in Negros.

This crackdown sets the stage for the open declaration of Martial Law in Negros and nationwide. The atrocities, especially against the legal democratic movement and the peasant masses, are expected to heighten in the first quarter of next year as the US-Duterte regime is yet again facing a defeat in their illusion of decimating the New People’s Army by mid-2019.

But the people of Negros will courageously stand with the Filipino people in confronting this fascist regime. Expose and oppose all violations and abuses of the AFP, PNP and their force multipliers. There is no room for silence and apathy in this period of rising dictatorship.

The protest movement and the fight for democratic rights must reach a higher level of vigor. Mass struggles and anti-feudal campaigns must multiply tenfold amid the spate of extra judicial killings, escalating human rights violations and the worsening economic and political crisis of the reactionary system.

The broadest anti-fascist alliance must rise to resist Duterte’s sinister directive of making his enemies’ blood flow. 

Now, more than ever, armed revolution is relevant and justified. All revolutionary forces must work to arouse, organize and mobilize the greatest number to further strengthen the national democratic revolution and overthrow the fascist rule of the US-Duterte regime.###

Tyrant Duterte is trapped in self-contradiction by claiming that the armed revolution is a failure

By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
December 28, 2018

Through his mouthpiece Panelo, the tyrant Duterte claims that the revolutionary movement led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is a failed rebellion. He does not understand how the protracted people’s war creates the conditions for the establishment and development of a comprehensive array of revolutionary forces against the ruling system.

He pretends not to know that the CPP-led armed revolution has already built the people’s democratic government, which is growing in strength in opposition to the reactionary government of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrat capitalists servile to US imperialism and other capitalist powers.

His attempt to ridicule the armed revolution is contradicted by his more frequent rant that the CPP and the New People’s Army (NPA) are the principal threats to the counterrevolutionary state and are his scapegoats and pretext for his scheme to establish a fascist dictatorship through martial law nationwide and charter change to a bogus kind of federalism.

The CPP has made great achievements in the field of ideology, politics and organization. It leads the millions of people who are in a comprehensive array of revolutionary forces, including the NPA, the National Democratic Front, the mass organizations and local organs of political power that constitute the people’s democratic government.

The photos of the New People’s Army in company or battalion formations in so many places all over the Philippines in celebration of the 50th CPP founding anniversary prove beyond doubt that the NPA is a vibrant and growing force.

They prove the utter falsity of Duterte’s claims that the NPA is being decimated by him and is on schedule to be completely destroyed before the current year ends or at the latest in the second quarter of next year.

Of all the revolutionary forces, the NPA is in the best position to take the most dramatic initiatives in the form of tactical offensives to further disprove the false claim that the armed revolution is already a failed rebellion. Whenever the NPA tactical offensives are successful, they resound on a national scale.

Duterte will soon be out of power in 2022 or sooner if the mass movement to oust him is successful. In any case, he shall be out of power and in disgrace but the CPP, the NPA, the revolutionary mass organizations and the people’s democratic movement will continue to thrive and gain further strength.###

On the Duterte regime and the celebration of the CPP 50th founding anniversary

Interview with Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
By Dr. Rainer Werning for Neues Deutschland 
December 27, 2017

1) President Duterte initially seemed very enthusiastic to strike a deal with the NDFP/CPP/NPA. Since the end of 2017, he has changed his policy and is calling all these organizations “terroristic”. What’s behind such a drastic change? Is he physically and mentally fit to lead the country?

JMS: Duterte is a political swindler. He called himself a Leftist and socialist. But even when he was still the mayor of Davao City, he was already engaged in double-dealing by pretending to be cooperative with the revolutionary movement but actually serving the mining, logging and plantation interests and his own bureaucrat capitalist interests; and providing information to the reactionary intelligence agencies against the revolutionary movement.

The NDFP noticed that he was a liar when he backed out of his promise to amnesty and release all political prisoners. As soon as he became president in 2016, he launched his all-out war against the New People’s Army (NPA). His armed minions attacked the NPA and the people in rural areas despite periods of ceasefire during the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. 

Pretty soon he was exposing his secret alliance with the worst of the Luzon-based oligarchs and plunderers, like the Marcoses, Arroyos, Estradas, Enrile and the like. These actually gave Duterte the 14% percentage points to add to his 25% Visayan votes that made him president with 39% of the total national vote.

He is crazed by power and corruption and aims to establish a fascist dictatorship through charter change to a bogus kind of federalism in which the fascist dictator has absolute power and handpicks his regional and provincial agents among the dynasties and warlords. He is also physically and mentally sick.

He has admitted that he has at least two debilitating illnesses. He has become addicted to fentanyl and almost every day he makes self-contradictory statements that reveal his mental derangement. He is physically and mentally unfit to be president of the Philippines.

2) He and influential military leaders behind him aim to “destroy” the CPP within the year 2019! What is your opinion on this?

JMS: It is impossible for Duterte and his military minions to destroy the CPP within 2019 or in any further year for the following reasons:

2.1 The crisis of the semicolonial and semifeudal ruling system is rapidly worsening. The escalating conditions of oppression and exploitation drive the people to resist the Duterte regime and the ruling system and join the legal mass movement as well as the armed revolutionary movement.

2.2 The Duterte regime is aggravating the crisis of the ruling system. The brutal attempts of the regime to destroy the revolutionary forces and intimidate the people motivate an increasing number of them to join the CPP and NPA.

2.3 The CPP, NPA, the revolutionary mass organizations and the local organs of political power (which constitute the people’s democratic government) keep on gaining strength and advancing.

2.4 The line of the people’s democratic revolution through protracted people’s war is working effectively and defeating every strategic operational plan to destroy the revolutionary forces since the time of the Marcos fascist regime.

2.5 The CPP in particular cannot be destroyed because it has gained nationwide strength through struggle and is deeply rooted among the masses of workers and peasants. It has always been clandestine. Duterte has to kill 100 to 1000 noncommunist people before he can kill one communist.

3) On Dec. 26 the CPP celebrates its 50th anniversary. What were the party’s main achievements during the last 5 decades? How come all the other communist parties in the region – aside from Vietnam vanished?

JMS: The CPP has made great ideological, political and organizational achievements in the last 50 years. It credits its success to its adherence to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, its general line of people’s democratic revolution through protracted people’s war and the organizational principle of democratic centralism.

3.1 In ideology, the CPP has produced theoretical and political writings applying Marxism-Leninism-Maoism on the history and concrete circumstances of the Filipino people. It has combated dogmatic and empiricist currents of subjectivism, and has corrected these through criticism and self-criticism and serious rectification movements.  

The CPP has upheld, defended and promoted its proletarian revolutionary integrity and outlook by resisting revisionism, reformism and opportunism from within and from other parties as well as neocolonialism and neoliberalism from imperialist sources. It has educated and trained tens of thousands of Party members and candidate members who are in the mass organizations, people’s army and in institutions. The latest technology has been useful in facilitating the education and training of Party cadres and mass activists. 

Since the total restoration of capitalism in revisionist-ruled countries in the years 1989 to 1991, the CPP has stayed firm on the line that the entry of China and Russia into the top circle of imperialist powers will ultimately accelerate the decline of US imperialism and aggravate inter-imperialist contradictions within the decadent world capitalist system.

3.2 The CPP has correctly set the general political line of people’s democratic revolution with a socialist perspective through protracted people’s war against foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. It has successfully carried out this line consistently.

It has proven itself to be the advanced detachment of the Filipino proletariat and people. It has developed a trade union movement from only 20,000 in the national capital region in 1968 to hundreds of thousands nationwide now. It has also developed a peasant movement from 80,000 in 1969 to millions now. 

It has built the New People’s Army from only 60 Red fighters sharing only nine automatic rifles and 26 inferior firearms in one provincial district of Tarlac province to thousands with high-powered rifles in more than 110 guerrilla fronts in 73 out of 81 Philippine provinces.

The NPA has integrated revolutionary armed struggle with agrarian revolution as the main content of the democratic revolution and with mass base building to form rural-based mass organizations of various types and build the local organs of political power. Under the leadership of the CPP, the NPA has served as the defender of the rural-based people’ democratic government in opposition to the city-based reactionary government of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats.  

The CPP has been responsible for the development of the mass movement of the toiling masses of workers and peasants, the urban petty bourgeoisie and various sectors with common interest. It is building, leading and enabling the people’s government to undertake programs of public education, land reform, production, health and sanitation, cultural defense, arbitration and justice, disaster relief, environmental protection and others.

The CPP has aroused, organized and mobilized the people in their millions through the mass movement and the united front. It caused the overthrow of the Marcos fascist regime and the corrupt Estrada regime in 1986 and 2001, respectively, through the gigantic mass protests and intensification of the people’s war in the countryside.

3.3 The organizational achievements of the CPP can be most easily understood from the fact that it had only 80 members on its founding day in 1968, and now it has 70,000 members who are in the people’s government, mass organizations, people’s army and various institutions.

CPP members are drawn from the mass movement and the people’s army. They are deeply rooted among the toiling masses of workers and peasants and are tested and tempered by the revolutionary struggle. They are now in all provinces of the Philippines. The current 5-year plan of the CPP is to increase its membership to at least 500,000.

4) Are you foreseeing an escalating and even bloodier war versus the AFP?

JMS: Duterte has pursued an all-out war policy since he became president in 2016 and has formally terminated the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. Every day he rants against the revolutionary movement and calls on his armed minions to kill, kill, kill all suspected actual or potential members of the CPP and NPA. Meanwhile, he aggravates the exploitation and oppression of the entire people.

Therefore, the revolutionary movement of the people led by the CPP has no choice but to intensify the revolutionary armed struggle in order to cause the overthrow of Duterte and advance the long-term revolutionary struggle to overthrow the ruling system. The Duterte regime is responsible for terminating the peace negotiations, for unleashing state terrorism and goading the people and the people’s army to wage armed resistance.

5) What about chances for further peace negotiations between the NDFP and the GRP during Duterte’s time?

JMS: The NDFP remains open to peace negotiations with the GRP in order to stop Duterte from pursuing his scheme of full-blown fascist dictatorship and to aim for agreements on social, economic, and political reforms to address the roots of the armed conflict and to lay the basis for a just and lasting peace.  

It is possible for Duterte to realize that it is futile for him to suppress the armed revolution through sheer military force and he might be persuaded to opt for the resumption of the peace negotiations. But the people cannot depend on his erratic subjective. He has a psychotic propensity for using violence and a scheme to establish a fascist dictatorship through charter change for a bogus kind of federalism..  

6) Will the president even finish his regular term, which ends in 2022?

JMS: The broad masses of the people are for the ouster of Duterte from power. They estimate that it is easier to oust him than to persuade him to opt for peace negotiations, mend his ways and finish his term in 2022.

It is not likely for Duterte to finish his term as he engages in mass murder, military attacks on urban and rural poor communities, corruption on an unprecedentedly grand scale, treasonous sell-out of sovereign rights and national patrimony to China and other imperialist powers, excessive local and foreign borrowing, imposing heavier tax burden on the people and causing the rapid rise in prices of basic commodities and services.  

Also, Duterte has serious liabilities and vulnerablilities because of his deteriorating physical and mental health and the increasing rifts among the high bureaucrats, the military and police, because of his arbitrary decisions, acts of favoritism, and frequent flip-flops and self-contradictions. Several times, he himself has publicly expressed fears that he might be overthrown through a coup by pro-US and anti-China military officers. 

At the same time, there is a growing number of patriotic and democratic-minded military and police officers and enlisted personnel who are preparing to withdraw support from Duterte as soon as the mass protests rise to the level of hundreds of thousands or millions in Manila. They emulate the examples of 1986 and 2001 when the military and police officers joined up with the mass movement to overthrow Marcos and Estrada. ###


Ka Tipon Gil-ayab
Tagapagsalita, LCC-NPA Kalinga
Disyembre 24, 2018

Matagumpay na nailunsad ng Lejo Cawilan Command – NPA Kalinga ang isang hakbang- pamarusa sa CAFGU detatsment sa Sitio Ag-agama, Brgy. Western Uma, sa munisipyo ng Lubuagan umaga ng Disyembre 23. Nagbunga ito pagkamatay ni Sergeant Elon D. Bayang na siyang commanding officer ng nasabing detatsment at pagkasugat ng 3 pang CAFGU.

Bakit nga ba nagkakampo ang militar at CAFGU sa Ag-agama, Lubuagan, Kalinga?

2008 ng sinakop ng banyagang kumpangyang Chevron-Aragorn Power and Energy Corporation, Guidance Management Corporation ang 25,000 ektaryang lupain ng Lubuagan, Pasil at Tinglayan para sa geotherraml at minas na negosyo nila. Habang sinakop nila ang humigit- kumulang 200 hectares na lupain ng Balatoc, Pasil para sa pagmimina ng walang hayag na exploration permit. Milyon-milyon ang isinuhol ng kumpanya sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno at ilang mga leader ng tribu upang makamit ang zero oposisyon sa mga nasabing proyekto.

Ngunit hindi ito nangyari dahil sa matibay na paninindigan ng mga mamamayan laban sa mapanirang proyekto. Alam ng masa na walang ibang idudulot ang mga negosyong ito kung di kasiraan sa kanilang lupang-ninuno at kinabukasan. Kaya naman bilang security forces ng kumpanya, pinaigting pa ng AFP ang mga mararahs na operasyon nito sa nasabing mga lugar at maging sa buong probinsya. Walang-humpay ang isinagawa nitong mga saywar at intel na mga operasyon. Aktibo nitong sinusupil ang paglaban ng mamamayan at pinaigting pa nito ang rekrutment ng mga CAFGU sa buong probinsya lalo na sa mga lugar na may proyektongrenewable energy.

Sa mga nasabing proyekto, mahigpit na tumututol ang mga katutubong i-Lubuagan. Kaisa ang iba pang i-Kalinga, isa ang mga taga Ag-agama sa may mahigpit na oposisyon sa mga nasabong proyekto. Dahil dito, pinagbintangan silang mga NPA at mga terorista. Nariyan ang pagmamanman, pag-aakusa, pandarahas na matagal na nilang nararanasan. Kaya upang mas solidong supilin ang pagkilos at paglaban ng mga mamamayan, itinayo ang CAFGU detatsment noong Setyembre 2016.

Ang CAFGU detatsment sa Ag-agama ay isa sa mga bagong tayong detatsment sa probinsya. Naipatayo ito sa kabila ng pagtutol ng mga residente rito dahil sa dulot nitong panganib at perwisyo. Matatandaan na taong 2016, sinubukan ng mga residente ng Western Uma at kanilang mga taga-suporta na makipagdayalogo sa mga AFP upang ipaabot ang kanilang disgusto sa nasabing detatsment ngunit hindi sila hinarap ng mga tropa ng 50th IB. Sa halip, puro pambabastos at pananakot ang hinarap ng mga militar sa mga mamamayan. Ginamit ng AFP ang taktika ng saywar at aktibong paniniktik sa mga sibilyan upang supilin ang pagtutol ng mga mamamayan ng Western Uma. Aktibo rin silang nagsasagawa ng surrender campaign sa mga sibilyan. Bago pa man maitayo ang detatsment sa Ag-agama ay matagal ng piniperwisyo ng AFP ang mga mamamayan ng Western Uma at mga katabing baryo dahil sa matagal ng pagkakampo ng mga ito sa mga komunidad sa balat-kayo ng Community Support Program Team (CSPT).

Nang tuluyang naipatayo, nagkatotoo ang pangamba ng mga residente ng Western Uma. Puro perwisyo ang naidulot ng nasabing CAFGU detatsment gaya rin ng lahat ng detatsment sa buong bansa. Bigyang-pansin na ang detatsment na ito ay nasa mismong loob ng komunidad at limang minuto lamang ang layo sa mismong mga kabahayan. Naging sentro ito ng mga anti- sosyal na gawain gaya ng sugal at paglalasing dahil na rin sa ito ang paboritong libangan ng mga nakaduty na CAFGU at opisyal. Madalas ding maistorbo ang suplay ng tubig sa mga kabahayan dahil sa ito rin ang pinagkukuhaan ng suplay ng tubig ng detatsment. Nagkaroon na rin ng takot ang mga residente sa kanilang pang-araw-araw na pagtatrabaho dahil sa pagmamanman ng mga militar sa kanilang bawat galaw. Naging mahirap na para sa mga residente ang pagtatrabaho sa bukurin, pangangalap ng makakain at maging pangangaso dahil sa pangambang mabiktima sila ng mistaken identity na madalas na krimen ng militar.

Ito ang mga kongkretong batayan kung bakit isa sa pangunahing target ng NPA na parusahan ang CAFGU detatsment sa Ag-agama, Western Uma, Kalinga. Walang pakundangan ang mga militar at CAFGU sa paglabag sa karapatang-tao para lamang masunod at epektibong ipatupad ang mga mapanirang proyekto ng rehimeng Duterte. Kahit kalian walang naidulot na maganda ang mga naitayong CAFGU detatsment sa kahit saan mang panig ng Pilipinas.

Walang ibang naidudulot ang mga detatsment at kampo militar kung di panganib at perwisyo. Nakakapangalit isipin na ginagawang panakip-butas ng gobyerno ang malawakang pagrerekrut ng army, CAFGU at pwersang paramilitar sa kawalang kakayahan nitong magbigay ng disenteng kabuhayan sa mga mamamayan. Sa munisipyo ng Lubuagan, sa halibawa, piaigting ang CAFGU rekrutment sa pamamagitan ng pwersahang pagpapataw ng kota ng rekrutment sa bawat barangay. Ginigipit ang mga opisyal ng mga barangay na hindi makakasunod dito. Ang malawakang rekrutment na ito ay upang tustusan ang walang-silbi at hayok sa dugong gera ng rehimeng Duterte laban sa mga mamamayan.

Sa nalalapit na pagdiriwang ng ika-50 taong pagkakatatag ng Partido Komunsita ng Pilipinas (PKP), takot at paranoid ang rehimeng Duterte dahil sa lumalawak na disgusto at galit ng mga mamamayan sa mga di makataong polisiya ng kanyang gobyerno. Kaya naman pinaigting pa

nito ang kanyang lahatang panig na gera. Malawakang rekrutment sa sandatahang lakas, mga fake news, mga ampaw na pagbabanta at pag-aangas na ang duduluhin ay mismong pagbagsak ng nagbabadyang diktadura. Kaya naman wala ng bago sa kanyang mga pagbabanta at pakulo, wala na ring naniniwala sa kanya. Nakikitang mas lalakas pa ang paglaban ng mamamayan sa patuloy na mahusay na gabay ng PKP sa mga susunod pang taon habang pabulusok na pababa ang rehimeng Duterte.

Napapanahon ang pagpaparusa sa CAFGU detatsment sa Western Uma at nagpapakita lamang ito ng lakas ng PKP, NPA at ng inaaping sambayanan. Hindi naipagtagumpay ang nasabing hakbang pagpaparusa kung hindi dahil sa mahigpit na pagkakaisa ng PKP, NPA at ng masa. Sa kabila ng panunupil, pandarambong at pandarahas ng mga ahente ng rehimeng Duterte, hindi nito mapipigilan ang paglakas at pagdaluyong ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan. Tulad ng uma, kahit makailang ulit na sunugin ay lalong tumataba ang lupa at nagsisibol ng mas malulusog na mga bunga.

Ibandera ang ika-50 taon ng ginintuang kasaysayan ng pakikibaka ng mamamayang i-Kalinga at ng buong Pilipinas. Sama-samang buguin ang lahat ng mga mapanira at mapanlinlang na plano ng rehimen at ng mga uring mapagsamantala. MABUHAY ANG IKA-50 ANIBERSARYO NG PARTIDO KOMUNISTA NG PILIPINAS.

Overseas filipinos, unite to advance the Philippine revolution – COMPATRIOTS-HK

Celebrate the 50 years of the CPP-MLM

Ka Patria Guerrero
Revolutionary organization of overseas Filipinos
Member of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)


Revolutionaries of the national democratic movement among overseas Filipinos in Hong Kong are one with the Filipino masses in the Philippines and around the world in celebrating the glorious 50 years of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

We honor the martyrs of the Party and the Philippine revolution which include former overseas Filipino workers who have contributed greatly to the development of the revolutionary movement of Filipinos overseas. 

We are deeply inspired by the dedication of the numerous members and cadres of the Party – in the countrysides and in the cities, in the Philippines and elsewhere – who tirelessly lead the Filipino masses in the struggle to defeat imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism that have kept the country semi-colonial, semi-feudal and ripe for forced migration of millions.

Guided by the correct theory and imbued with revolutionary practice, the national democratic revolution with a socialist perspective is sure to advance under the leadership of the proletariat through its party, the CPP.

Overseas Filipinos are enthusiastic to take part in the people’s democratic revolution. We believe that only through people’s war can the forced migration of Filipinos, our forced separation from our family and people, and our forced enslavement in other lands, be addressed. The exploitative and oppressive labor export program can only be stopped through deep and thoroughgoing changes in the Philippine economic, political and social condition that include national industrialization, genuine agrarian reform and comprehensive public social services.

Throughout the history of the CPP, members and cadres of the Party have vigorously conducted its overseas revolutionary work of arousing, organizing and mobilizing Filipino compatriots; gathering the broadest international support for the Philippine revolution; contributing to the anti-imperialist united front of all oppressed peoples, and; relating with revolutionary parties in different countries.

We celebrate the strides made and victories gained in the overseas work of the Party and the whole revolutionary movement.

COMPATRIOTS – Hong Kong will continue to build its ranks among overseas Filipinos to realize the crucial role that Filipinos abroad play in the national democratic revolution. We shall pursue our revolutionary tasks to intensify the campaign for the ouster of the neglectful, criminal and fascist US-Duterte regime. We will vigorously enjoin our kababayans in Hong Kong to the national democratic revolution so that finally, we can be back in our own country that is truly free, democratic, prosperous, just and peaceful.

Long live the CPP-MLM!
Onwards with the national democratic revolution!

Ipag-bunyi ang ika-50 taon ng PKP-MLM
Mga Pilipino sa ibayong-dagat, magkaisa upang isulong ang rebolusyong Pilipino

Ka Patria Guerrero
Rebolusyonaryong organisasyon ng mga Pilipino sa ibayong-dagat
Kasapi ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)

Ang mga rebolusyonaryo ng pambansa demokratikong kilusan sa hanay ng mga Pilipino sa Hong Kong ay nakikiisa sa masang Pilipino sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo sa pagdiriwang ng ika-50 maningning na taon ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) Marxismo-Leninismo-Maoismo. 

Nagbibigay-pugay kami sa mga martir ng Partido at ng rebolusyong Pilipino kabilang na ang mga dating manggagawang Pilipino sa ibayong-dagat na nag-ambag ng malaki sa pagbubuo at pagsusulong ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan ng mga Pilipino sa ibayong-dagat. 

Isang inspirasyon para sa amin ang dedikasyon ng di-mabilang na kasapi at kadre ng Partido – sa kanayunan at kalunsuran, sa Pilipinas at iba pang lugar – na walang-kapagurang pinamumunuan ang masang Pilipino sa pakikibaka lupang gapiin ang imperyalismo, pyudalismo at burukrata-kapitalismo na nagpapanatili sa bansa na mala-kolonyal, mala-pyudal at hinog sa pwersadong migrasyon ng milyong mamamayan. 

Sa gabay ng wastong teorya at lipos sa rebolusyonaryong praktika, ang pambansa demkoratikong rebolusyon na may sosyalistang perspektiba ay tiyak na susulong sa pamumuno ng proletaryo sa pamamagitan ng kanyang partido, ang PKP.

Ang mga Pilipino sa ibayong-dagat ay masiglang nakikilahok sa demoraktikong rebolusyon ng bayan. Naninindigan kami na tanging sa digmang-bayan lamang maso-solusyunan ang pwersahang migrasyon ngn mga Pilipino, ang aming sapilitang pagkawalay sa pamilya at mamamayan, at ang pwersahang pagpapa-alipin sa ibang bayan. Ang mapagsamantala at mapang-aping labor export program ay mahihinto lamang sa lubos at puspos na pagbabagong pang-ekonomiya, pampulitika at pangsosyal sa Pilipinas kasama na ang pambansang industriyalisasyon, tunay na repormang agraryo at komprehensibong pampublikong serbisyo sosyal. 

Sa buong kasaysayan ng PKP, ang mga kasapi at kadre ng Partido sa ibayong-dagat ay masiglang nagsagawa ng rebolusyonaryong gawain ng pagmumulat, pag-oorganisa at pagpapakilos sa hanay ng mga kababayan; paghamig sa pinakamalapad na suportang internasyunal para sa rebolusyong Pilipino; pag-aambag sa anti-imperyalistang nagkakaisang prente ng lahat ng aping mamamayan, at; pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga rebolusyonaryong partido sa iba’t ibang bansa.

Ipinagbubunyi namin ang mga pagsulong at mga tagumpay na nakamit sa gawain sa ibayong-dagat ng Partido at ng buong rebolusyonaryong kilusan. 

Magpapatuloy ang COMPATRIOTS – Hong Kong sa pagpapalakas sa hanay ng mga Pilipino sa ibayong-dagat upang magampanan ang mahalagang papel ng sektor sa pambansa demokratikong rebolusyon. Ipatutupad namin ang aming rebolusyonaryong tungkulin sa kampanya para sa pagpapatalsik sa pabaya, kriminal at pasistang rehimeng US-Duterte. Buong-sigla naming palalahukin ang mga kababayan sa Hong Kong sa pambansa demokratikong rebolusyon upang sa wakas ay makabalik na kami sa isang bansa na tunay na malaya, demokratiko, maunlad, makatarungan at payapa. 

Mabuhay ang PKP-MLM!
Isulong ang pambansa demokratikong rebolusyon!