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Commentary on Padilla statement

By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI
Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

On the occasion of the observance of the so-called 11th National Peace Consciousness Month by the Government of the Philippines (GRP/GPH), Alex Padilla, Chairperson of the GRP/GPH Negotiating Panel, issued a statement posted at the website of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Peace Process (OPAPP) and reportedly released on 01 September 2014.

On behalf of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I submit hereunder a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary on his statement.

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On the release of four prisoners of war

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Member, NDFP National Executive Commiittee

As a goodwill gesture to promote the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and as a response to the appeals of the families of the Prisoners of War (POWs), the NDFP is releasing the four prisoners of war (POWs) recently taken into custody by the New People’s Army.

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On the release of four prisoners of war

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Member, NDFP National Executive Commiittee

As a goodwill gesture to promote the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and as a response to the appeals of the families of the Prisoners of War (POWs), the NDFP is releasing the four prisoners of war (POWs) recently taken into custody by the New People’s Army.

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Replies to National Defense College students

Replies to questions from Senior Colonel Executive Participants, National Defense College of the Philippines, through NDCP President BGen. (Ret) Fermin de Leon, Jr.

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

  1. What is your greatest motivation in deeply pursuing your cause?

    Jose Maria Sison (JMS): To serve the Filipino people, especially the toiling masses of workers and peasants, along the line of national liberation and democracy against foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism, and thus to pave the way for a fundamentally new and better future.

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Replies to National Defense College students

Replies to questions from Senior Colonel Executive Participants, National Defense College of the Philippines, through NDCP President BGen. (Ret) Fermin de Leon, Jr.

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

  1. What is your greatest motivation in deeply pursuing your cause?

    Jose Maria Sison (JMS): To serve the Filipino people, especially the toiling masses of workers and peasants, along the line of national liberation and democracy against foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism, and thus to pave the way for a fundamentally new and better future.

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NDFP renders highest honors to Bishop Tomas A. Millamena

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
Member, NDFP National Executive Committee

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) renders highest honors to Bishop Tomas A. Millamena of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) for his staunch advocacy for a just and lasting peace in the Philippines, and his firm pro-people stand against the anti-people and anti-national policies of the US-Aquino regime and earlier reactionary regimes.

We are deeply saddened by his death due to a lingering illness. We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives, colleagues in the IFI, and numerous friends in the Philippines and abroad.

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NDFP renders highest honors to Bishop Tomas A. Millamena

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
Member, NDFP National Executive Committee

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) renders highest honors to Bishop Tomas A. Millamena of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) for his staunch advocacy for a just and lasting peace in the Philippines, and his firm pro-people stand against the anti-people and anti-national policies of the US-Aquino regime and earlier reactionary regimes.

We are deeply saddened by his death due to a lingering illness. We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives, colleagues in the IFI, and numerous friends in the Philippines and abroad.

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CPP demands release of NDFP Visayas peace consultant

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today demanded the immediate release of NDFP peace consultant for the Visayas Roy Erecre who was arrested last 7 May 2014 in Barangay (village) Bajada, Davao City, by joint military and police forces. Mr. Erecre is currently detained at the Bohol district jail in Tagbilaran City.

“The arrest of Mr. Erecre is another act of gross violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) which provides safety and immunity guarantees to either party’s peace talks personnel. The JASIG prohibits either party to surveil, arrest, detain and prosecute the other party’s negotiators, consultants and staff members,” said the CPP.

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CPP demands release of NDFP Visayas peace consultant

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today demanded the immediate release of NDFP peace consultant for the Visayas Roy Erecre who was arrested last 7 May 2014 in Barangay (village) Bajada, Davao City, by joint military and police forces. Mr. Erecre is currently detained at the Bohol district jail in Tagbilaran City.

“The arrest of Mr. Erecre is another act of gross violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) which provides safety and immunity guarantees to either party’s peace talks personnel. The JASIG prohibits either party to surveil, arrest, detain and prosecute the other party’s negotiators, consultants and staff members,” said the CPP.

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Detained NDFP Consultant Roy Erecre replies vs. baseless allegations and malicious innuendoes

By ROY ERECRE
NDFP Consultant for the Visayas

NDFP Consultant ND978243 under the assumed name Vide Alguna
Bohol District Jail (BDJ) in Cabawan
District, Tagbilaran City

Let me convey my gratitude for the opportunity to respond to baseless allegations and malicious innuendoes hurled at me by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and their patrons.

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