Denounce sedition cases against Robredo et al

Communist Party of the Philippines
July 19, 2019

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces the sedition cases filed by the Duterte government against Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Leila de Lima, Bishop Soc Villegas and at least thirty other individuals identified with the political opposition.

Charging the forces of the political opposition with sedition is a clear case of harassment and intimidation by the Duterte regime which aims to force them to accede to Duterte’s self-serving drive to amend the 1987 Constitution, suppress their protests against mass killings and human rights violations, and silence their opposition to Duterte’s treachery with regards to his sell-out to China.

The Party calls on the political opposition to stand up to Duterte’s schemes and join the broad masses of the Filipino people in resisting through mass protests the regime’s tyranny, terrorism and national treachery.

NDFP condemns Duterte for giving Israel’s IDF Nahal Brigade a role in his war against the people

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NDFP Chief International Representative Luis Jalandoni

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) strongly condemns the Duterte regime’s having the notorious Israel Defense Forces  (IDF) give a specialized training by the Nahal Brigade of the IDF to 175 elite troops of the Philipine Army. This is despicable collaboration with  Israeli Zionism, longtime partner of US imperialism, in horrendous acts of aggression against the Palestinian and Arab peoples.

Col. Dan Goldfus, commander of the Nahal Brigade, led a 10-man training team for two weeks at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City. The IDF team gave a two-week training on so-called “anti-terrorism”. The special units included the Special Forces, First Scout Rangers and Light Reaction regiments and troops from the 2nd, 5th, 7th and 9th Infantry Divisions of the Philippine Army.

Philippine Army Chief Lt. Gen. Alberto Macairog honored Nahal Commander Col. Dan Goldfus with a plaque of appreciation.

The IDF’s Nahal Brigade, composed of 4 infantry battalions, has been involved in major wars launched by Israel against the Palestinian people, Lebanon, Syria. and others opposed to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine, the Golan Heights, and other areas. 

The Nahal Brigade has been part of Israel’s wars over the last 60 years: the Suez War of 1956, The Six-Day War of 1967;  the First Lebanon War, 1982-1985; the First Intifada, 8 December 1987 – 13 September 1993; the Second Lebanon War, 34 days in 2006; the Gaza War, 27 December 2008 for 3 weeks; the Gaza War, “Operation Cast Lead”, 27 December 2008 for three weeks; and Operation Protective Edge, July 2014.  Numerous casualties among civilians and tremendous damage to homes, health centers, etc. resulted from the Israeli wars.

With such a horrible record of crimes against humanity, the IDF and its Nahal Brigade must be condemned.  Especially, the Duterte regime, which is  both nationally and internationally denounced for its widespread human rights violations, must also be condemned for taking in the IDF and its Nahal Brigade to play a role in its anti-people, anti-national policies and programs.

Luis G. Jalandoni
Chief International Representative

Comment on report that Cardinal Tagle has agreed to collaborate with the PNP against the revolutionary movement

By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
July 16, 2019

Because it quotes extensively from PNP chief Albayalde, the news story below, especially its title, tends to make it appear that Cardinal Tagle has agreed to collaborate with the tyrannical Duterte regime in staging sham localized peace talks and in carrying out a campaign of psywar and military suppression against the revolutionary movement of the people.

Cardinal Tagle is clear enough with his reported statement: “Any call for peace talks must come from the broad sector of society and not just a unilateral declaration from either government or underground movement.” The unilateral declaration of government or Albayalde is not enough to make peace talks with the revolutionary movement.

From the news story itself, I do not read anything which quotes Tagle directly as “joining hands with the police for localized peace talks”. The title of the news story is misleading. It merely reflects the onesided presumption and talk of Albayalde that he has hoodwinked the cardinal into siding with the tyrannical Duterte government and becoming an endorser of the localized “peace talks” which are being staged by the military and police and which have been condemned by the leading political organs of the NDFP and CPP and commands of the NPA at every level, from the national to the local level.

I think that Cardinal Tagle is sufficiently informed that the sham localized “peace talks” are being staged by the military and police and have been condemned by the aforesaid leading political organs of the NDFP and CPP and commands of the NPA at every level, from the national to the local level. To address the roots of the armed conflict and lay the basis for a just and lasting peace, the peace negotiations must be carried out at the national level in accordance with the framework set by The Hague Joint Declaration.

The CPP, NPA, NDFP and other revolutionary forces as well as the broad range of patriotic forces of the Filipino people have exposed and condemned localized “peace talks” as a mere psywar and red-tagging device of the military and police under National Task Force-ELCAC in a futiltle attempt to divide and destroy the revolutionary movement.

The military and police minions of Duterte pretend not to know that the revolutionary movement of the people continues to preserve itself and grow in strength because the conditions for armed revolution have become more favorable because of the tyranny, treason. brutality, corruption and mendacity of the Duterte regime.

Reaction to the UNHRC resolution to investigate Duterte killings

Communist Party of the Philippines

Communist Party of the Philippines
July 12, 2019

1. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) welcomes the resolution of the UN Human Rights Commission seeking a comprehensive report on the widespread killings carried out both by police and state-endorsed death squads in the course of the Duterte government’s so-called drug war.

The tactic of mass killings against drug suspects and its terror effect is now being widely used against the patriotic and democratic forces and against all forms of opposition to stifle dissent and put down the people’s resistance and stifle their demand for justice.

2. The statement of the PNP Chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde that the CPP is behind the UNHRC resolution is extremely laughable and shows the extent to which Duterte’s minions would invent scenarios and act stupid in their desperation to keep the truth from coming out. In their anti-communist delusion, Duterte’s minions have resorted to red-tagging even the UNHRC itself.

3. It is utterly hypocritical and self-serving for Duterte to claim national sovereignty in the face of the UNHRC’s resolution, when at the same time, it conveniently sets aside the sovereignty and national patrimony questions in the face of China’s intrusions into the Philippine exclusive economic zone and maritime territory, as well as presence of US military troops in the country.

Duterte makes false claims the UNHRC resolution violates Philippine national sovereignty. The bigger question is how Duterte seeks to suppress the people’s sovereign power, their demand for an end to the mass killings and a stop to Duterte’s tyrannical abuse of power.

4. The UNHRC resolution will surely boost the Filipino people’s struggle to defend their rights and civil liberties. The people will surely welcome the representative and investigators of the UNHRC and provide them will all the support and security.

U.N. rights council adopts resolution vs PH drug war killings


Note on SWS Survey

By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
July 8, 2019

Paid poll survey as usual. Tendentious questions to favor Duterte.

Important questions evaded. Endorsement of Duterte’s crimes and policy errors: tyranny, treasonous sell-out of sovereign rights to China, mass murder in poor urban and rural areas, supreme drug lordship and presidential protection for drug lords and drug smuggling, corruption and alliance with previous plunderers, rigging of 2019 elections, excessive deficit spending and borrowing, soaring prices of basic commodities, increase of unemployment and low incomes, perpetuation and aggravation of endo, absence of genuine land reform, high-interest loans and overpriced infrastructure projects and so on.

Three years of tyrannical rule is enough!

Communist Party of the Philippines
June 30, 2019

The Filipino people people have had enough under Duterte’s three-year reign of tyranny and terrorism, mass murder, abuse of military and police powers, dictatorial threats, national treason, subservience to foreign interests, misogyny, lies, threats and intimidation.

Under Duterte, the broad masses have suffered from ever worsening oppression in the face of low wages, job loss and joblessness, gross working conditions, job insecurity, rural landlessness, dispossession and displacement, burdensome taxes, high prices, lack of social services, widespread drug trafficking and crime.

In stark contrast, Duterte and his cohorts continue to amass wealth from bribery, misuse of so-called discretionary funds, kickbacks from anomalous Chinese loans, cuts in overpriced infrastructure projects as well as from criminal operations of drug syndicates. Favored big oligarchs including Dennis Uy, Ramon Ang, Lucio Tan, the Villars, Cojuangcos and Sys continue to accumulate wealth from government contracts and business accommodations.

Not soon after taking power, the Duterte regime would carry out one of the most vicious campaign of mass violence and expose itself as one of the worst since the Marcos dictatorship. He has imposed martial law on Mindanao and put Samar, Negros and Bicol under military rule resulting in widespread abuses of people’s rights. Supported by the US, Duterte has mounted a brutal war to suppress the people’s revolutionary movement as well as their patriotic and democratic forces.

Duterte’s all-out war of suppression aims to secure the ruling system by preventing the people from resisting and rising up as they are subjected to the most despicable and oppressive neoliberal policies. Duterte’s misrepresentation of himself as a “socialist” three years ago is now all but forgotten as he has attacked with outright brutality the economic and social rights of the people to serve the interests of transnational corporations and foreign big capitalists, big compradors and big landlords.

The brutal, treasonous, corrupt and oppressive US-Duterte regime is a grotesque outgrowth of the rotten ruling semicolonial and semifeudal system. As the ruling system slumps from one crisis to a deeper one, the reactionary state increasingly sheds all pretensions and exposes its real essence as an instrument of oppression and exploitation against the people.

Duterte has assimilated and aggravated the worst aspects of all the past regimes and has set sights on surpassing his idol Marcos. He has succeeded to concentrate under his three-year regime all the political, social and economic evils of the past three decades.

There is urgent need to strengthen the organized ranks of the Filipino people and intensify their mass struggles. They need to build unions and all forms of organizations, raise their collective consciousness and take action in great numbers.

Under the leadership of the Party, all commands of the New People’s Army must carry out tactical offensives in order to deal one blow after another against Duterte’s fascist troops, serve justice for the people, and build their revolutionary strength and raise the level of the people’s war.

Three years under Duterte is more than enough! The need to rise up and resist is crystal clear.

The propaganda war: Truth will always trump Duterte’s lies

Communist Party of the Philippines
June 25, 2019

A military official was reported to have acknowledged that the Duterte regime is losing the propaganda war with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the revolutionary forces. In a Philippine Daily Inquirer report, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Director General Alex Paul Monteagudo claims that the CPP-NPA “has exploited and deceived the people for 50 long years.”

To Mr. Monteagudo, we have this to say: The CPP, the NPA and all revolutionary forces in the Philippines could not have thrived for 50 years if it were not speaking the truth which reflect the objective conditions of the Filipino people. They could not have grown and persevered if they did not express the sentiments and aspirations of the people.

The revolutionary forces speak about the objective realities which Duterte tries hard to obscure. About rampant killings, arbitrary arrests, and gross abuses of human rights perpetrated by military and police forces against the mass of poor people under condition of martial law. About landlessness and the grabbing of peasants’ and minority peoples’ lands. About the continuing crisis of the local economy and deteriorating social conditions of the masses. About the lack of jobs, low wages, oppressive working conditions, high prices and burdensome taxes. About Duterte’s treason and sellout. How he favors big business oligarchs, big plantation owners and mining companies.

How Duterte and his cohorts continue to accumulate unexplained wealth. His ambitions to be like another Marcos and how he fears ending up in jail. The people’s outrage and their determination to wage armed struggle and all forms of resistance.

The fact is, the revolutionary movement continues to grow in strength and draw in thousands of adherents everyday because it speaks the truth about exploitation and oppression, abuses and injustice which daily beset the people. The Party’s program and its declarations reflect their aspirations for genuine freedom and democracy, real change and a better life.

Duterte is a tyrant to the Filipino people but a craven puppet to a foreign master

By Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
June 21, 2019

The Duterte regime is doing everything to cover up the deliberate ramming of the boat of the Filipino fishermen by a Chinese militia boat. Now, again exposing his character as a traitor and paid agent of China, Duterte wants to have a joint investigation with China to further put down the Filipino victims and worst of all to insinuate that China has joint jurisdiction over the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines.

Instead of toying with the stupid notion of joint investigation, the Philippines should condemn the intrusion of the Chinese militia boat and ramming crime in the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines and demand from China the surrender of the Chinese culprits. It is the misfortune of the Philippines to be ruled by a tyrant who is self-serving and yet so cravenly servile to his foreign master.

Fascism–Duterte’s ideology–is old and rotten

Communist Party of the Philippines
June 21, 2019

In his speech before the 8th Infantry Division, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte of the GRP yesterday chided the Party and NPA for having an “outdated” ideology and declared that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) can defeat the revolutionary armed movement in Samar and across the country.

In fact, it is Duterte’s ideology — fascism — that is old and rotten. It is an ideology based on hatred of the poor and dispossessed who have learned to stand up and speak out against tyranny and oppression. Fascism is the worst ideology of the reactionary classes who aim to perpetuate their power and wealth accumulation.

It is the same ideology behind Hitler’s holocaust of the 1930s, and various bloody dictatorial regimes from Europe to the Americas and Asia — from Batista to Somoza, Suharto to Marcos and a number of other tyrants who plundered their countries but were eventually overthrown by the people who learned to wage resistance valiantly.

The Filipino people have long rejected fascism in the Philippines and will continue to resist it because it is oppressive and aims to condemn them to eternal hardships and poverty. With his fascist ideology, it is a certainty that Duterte will fail miserably in his declared aim of defeating the people’s armed and non-armed resistance.

The CPP, guided by the most advanced theory of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism with its democratic ideals, will continue to strengthen and draw deep support among the broad masses of the people and lead the New People’s Army and the democratic mass movement to greater heights.

Duterte is exposed as a traitor and paid agent of China

By Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
June 17, 2019

Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio is legally, politically and morally correct in demanding that the Philippines and the Duterte regime take a strong stand against China’s aggressive act and demand compensation and punishment for the captain and crew of the vessel that rammed the Filipino fishing vessel, F/B Gemvir 1.

The failure of Duterte himself to make the required strong stand against the aggressive act and to demand compensation and punishment from the criminal rammers exposes him as a traitor and paid agent of China and takes the lid off a whole barrel of treasonous crimes that Duterte has committed in betrayal of the national sovereignty and national patrimony of the Filipino people.

As I have long pointed out, Duterte and his close relatives and high subalterns have privately benefited from commissions on high-interest Chinese loans and overpriced infrastructure projects at the official level and at the same time from the massive smuggling and distribution of illegal drugs by the Chinese criminal triads at the unofficial level.

Duterte is engaged in double puppetry. For the purpose of keeping the loyalty of the US-lining military and police officers, he retains all the treaties, agreements and arrangements that make US imperialism the most dominant power in the Philippines. At the same time, he serves as a double traitor focused on the quick and secret income from commissions by Chinese corporations and payoffs by the Chinese criminal triads.

While Duterte and his ruling clique profit enormously from their Chinese connections, they sell out to China the sovereign rights of the Filipino people over the West Philippine Sea and and its marine and mineral resources and make the Philippines a debt colony of China through high-interest loans and overpriced infrastructure projects.

Thus, they do not make any demand for China to vacate the artificial islands it has built and militarized in the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, to pay rent for occupancy of those islands and to pay compensation for the damage and destruction of the marine environment. The Duterte regime is traitorous and corrupt. It is shamelessly subservient to Chinese imperialism.###