NDF-EV denies clearing Ong family of Northern Samar of involvement in illegal drugs

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas flatly denies the recent news report in the Daily Tribune newspaper claiming it has cleared the Ong political family in Northern Samar of involvement in illegal drugs. “The NDF-EV has not cleared key members of the Ong dynasty as claimed in the Daily Tribune, and these are rather still being investigated as suspected drug lords,” said NDF-EV spokesperson Fr. Santiago “Ka Sanny” Salas. “These include Northern Samar Gov. Jose Ong, Jr., the former congressman Emil Ong, and the latter’s son who is an incumbent congressman, Edwin Ong. This false report in the Daily Tribune appears to be part of the Ongs’ well-funded media campaign since June to cover up their criminal activities, in light of the long-running exposes by NDF-EV and the Duterte regime’s own anti-drugs campaign.

“It should be noted that Laoang Mayor Hector Ong, brother of Emil and Jose, has already been accused of narco trafficking by the Duterte government along with his wife Madeline.”

Fr. Salas also said the Ong brothers seem to be so desperate they would dare to manufacture a false report about the NDF-EV clearing them, along with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). “It is very curious why the Ongs would go to the extent of using the NDF-EV and PDEA in the same breath to clear their names. Such a public relations campaign also means spending a lot of money. Why would the Ongs go to that extent, even using NDF-EV, if they are indeed innocent and if they have nothing to fear from the Duterte government? Is it because they can no longer convince the public of PDEA’s vouchng for them especially after a PDEA agent was arrested for peddling drugs in Catbalogan, and the agency’s regional heads are also being reorganized over fears of their links to drug lords such as in Region 6?”

The NDF-EV spokesperson called on the Duterte government to go after and punish drug lords like the Ongs instead of tolerating a war against the poor through the extrajudicial killings of drug users and pushers. “There are small-time drug addicts and pushers because of grinding poverty, which they so desperately wish to escape even to the extent of involvement in illegal drugs. As long as the Duterte regime go only after these small fry, the killings will never end, especially because the regime itself has remained silent on land reform, national industrialization and other basic socio-economic reforms. And how sure are we that the police and military are not going on this killing spree to cover up their own involvement in illegal drugs and to protect their criminal turfs? So long as big drug lords are treated leniently while drug victims who are poor are harshly treated and murdered, Duterte’s so-called war on drugs will never end and the poor will never be uplifted, especially without any peace talks to discuss socio-economic reforms.”

 

National Democratic Front of the Philippines Eastern Visayas

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Contest rules, “Youth Revolution for Socialism” poster design contest

CONTEST RULES:

  1. The contest is open to all visual artists and graphic designers, aged 12 years old and not older than 30 years old as of 30 April 2010.

  2. A participant can submit more than one entry but may only be awarded one prize. The panel of judges shall ultimately decide which entry will be awarded the prize.

  3. All entries should be two-dimensional,no smaller than A4 (210 x 297 mm), and rendered on paper or canvas. Name and contact information of the participant, or any identifiable mark, should not appear on any part of the entry. These should be written down on a separate sheet of paper, accompanying the entry.

  4. Entries in digital form should be saved in TIF format, rendered in CMYK at 300 dpi, and should be no smaller than A3 (297 x 420 mm). Name and contact information of the participant or any identifiable mark should not appear on any part of the entry, nor in the file name. Each entry should be contained in one CD or DVD with the name and contact information of the participant written on the disc.Youth Revolution for Socialism poster design contest

  5. Entries should be wrapped up firmly before sending by post to:

    Youth revolution for socialism!
    Poster design contest
    c/o NDFP IIO
    Amsterdamsestraatweg 50
    3513 AG Utrecht
    The Netherlands

    The organizers will not be responsible for any damage to the entries incurred during postal delivery. All entries should be submitted before 30 April 2010.

  6. Entries should reflect the competition's theme: “The experience of the youth in the current global financial crisis, and their role in advancing the movement for socialist revolution.”A panel of judges will evaluate the entries based on the following criteria:

    a. Interpretation of the theme (40%)
    b. Visual impact (30%)

    c. Composition (30%)

  7. Entries should be original designs by the participants themselves. Every participant guarantees that their entries do not violate any copyright laws. The organizers shall not be liable for any copyright violation resulting from any entry.

  8. Upon submission of their entries, participants grant the organizers exclusive right to reproduce the entries for the panel of judges. Upon the consent of the participants, the organizers are granted the right to exhibit all or any of the contest entries beyond 30 April 2010, in venues agreed upon by the participant and the organizers.

“Youth Revolution for Socialism” poster design contest

Warmest greetings of solidarity!Youth Revolution for Socialism poster design contest

In connection with the 45th founding anniversary of the Kabataang Makabayan (KM, Patriotic Youth), the International Information Office of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is inviting young visual artists and graphic designers to join in the poster design contest, "Youth revolution for socialism!".

The contest is open to everyone between the ages 12 and 30 years old. Entries should be submitted before 30 April 2010. For more details, please contact:

Youth revolution for socialism!
Poster design contest

c/o NDFP International Information Office
Amsterdamsestraatweg 50
3513 AG Utrecht
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 30 2310431
E-mail: ndf@casema.nl

In solidarity,

Karina Miranda
Liaison Officer
Kabataang Makabayan – Europe
(KM, Patriotic Youth, is an allied organization of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines)