By ANDRES AGTALON
Spokesperson, Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid
Revolutionary farmers under the Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid – National Democratic Front (PKM-NDF, National Peasants Association) today held a lightning rally in Quezon City to salute the 45 years of the Communist Party of the Philippines. The PKM-NDF also called on farmers and urban-based democratic sectors to join people’s assemblies in guerrilla zones on 26 December.
“If not for the correct leadership of the CPP, the revolutionary peasant movement will never expand, increase, and strengthen in a nationwide scale,” says PKM-NDF spokesperson Andres Agtalon.
Agtalon said “the Party’s exemplary application of the revolutionary theory of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism correctly identified the basic character and problems of the semi-colonial and semi-feudal Philippine society.”
“It is also the Party who said that the people’s democratic revolution, in which the main content is agrarian revolution, is the solution to the centuries-old landlessness suffered by the Filipino peasantry,” Agtalon added.
The PKM-NDF noted the Filipino peasantry’s practical revolutionary struggle as a living proof of the CPP’s leadership.
“The revolutionary peasantry’s continuing and increasing participation in the people’s war and membership to the New People’s Army, and advancement of agrarian revolution in the countryside clearly demonstrate the correctness of the Party’s analysis and political line,” Agtalon said.
The PKM-NDF called on farmers, workers, youth and students, professionals, urban poor, women, and other democratic sectors to join people’s assemblies in celebration of the CPP’s 45 years of revolutionary struggle to be held in guerrilla zones across the country.
“The mass activities to mark the CPP’s 45 years on December 26 will celebrate the accumulated victories of the Party, and renew the Filipino peasantry and the people’s resolve to achieve complete victory of the people’s democratic revolution in the near future,” Agtalon said.