Hundreds of workers led by the Revolutionary Council of Trade Unions, together with other underground revolutionary organizations under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, held a lightning rally in downtown Manila this morning to mark the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
Burning a US flag containing the pictures of US President Barack Obama and President Benigno Simeon Aquino III (of the government of the Republic of the Philippines), the workers said 2014 marked a year of advances for the CPP because of the worsening socio-economic conditions of the workers and people resulting from the semi-colonial and semi-feudal system in the country and the global economic crisis.
“We are celebrating the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines. For almost 50 years now, the CPP has led the Filipino workers and people in achieving great victories in advancing the people’s war for national freedom, democracy and socialism,” Juan de Mayo, RCTU spokesperson, said.
The RCTU said that under the leadership of the CPP, the Philippine revolution continues to advance and is now at a level of strength that has never been reached by previous revolutionary movements in the country.
“The people’s war continues to gain strength. Because of the ever-worsening conditions in the country, more workers and oppressed masses are taking the path of revolutionary struggle, especially the armed struggle being waged by the New People’s Army,” de Mayo said.
He also said that with the CPP’s leadership, under the guidance of the ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, revolutionary workers and people are full of hope, confident of the Philippine revolution’s victory.
As it celebrates the CPP’s anniversary, the RCTU called on the Filipino workers and people to join the people’s war and intensify the struggle to overthrow the US-Aquino regime and in the process strengthen the struggle to establish a people’s democratic government.
“We call on Filipino workers and people to take part in the struggle to overthrow the US-Aquino regime, a struggle which will strengthen the people’s war against the bankrupt ruling system. Let us take part in the armed struggle, through which we can establish a People’s Democratic Government that is led by workers and peasants through their Party, the CPP,” de Mayo said.
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