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NDFP condemns abduction and detention of NDFP Consultant Randy Malayao

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NDFP condemns abduction and detention of NDFP Consultant Randy Malayao,
Demands release of detained consultants and surfacing of disappeared consultants

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

While informal peace talks were being held in Norway, NDFP Political Consultant Malayao was abducted by military agents on May 15, 2008 in Pasig City, Metro Manila. In violation of the GRP-NDFP Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG), Malayao was abducted, tortured, arrested and till now is illegally detained in the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Groug (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police in Ilagan, Isabela.

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Happy about the release of Satur Ocampo but still indignant over the false charges

By Professor JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

I am happy about the release of Satur Ocampo from detention, temporary as it may be at the moment. In this regard, I congratulate him for his courage and tenacity and his lawyers led by Atty. Romeo Capulong for their high legal competence and successful defense which should be beneficial to the co-accused who are equally falsely charged. 

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The Arroyo regime has scuttled the peace talks

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The Arroyo regime has scuttled the peace talks. It has declared its militarist plan to destroy the revolutionary movement before 2010. It has flagrantly violated the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) by committing crimes against humanity, perpetrating extrajudicial killings of more than 830 unarmed civilians, enforced disappearances on about 200 persons and frustrated killings on more than 350 persons, among other gross human rights violations. 

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Is Cardinal Rosales a shepherd of the flock or a shepherd of the Arroyo regime?

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

Cardinal Rosales has allowed himself to be a tool of the Arroyo regime in trying to counter the recent verdict of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, the US Senate hearing and the statement of UN Special Rapporteur Prof. Philip Alston. He has practically descended to the level of traditional politicians like Prospero Nograles and Eduardo Veloso who are runners of Speaker Jose de Venecia and respond to the baton of Malacañang Palace propagandists. Has the Cardinal become the shepherd of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Norberto Gonzales, and General Esperon? 

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Growing US military intervention is linked to escalation of human rights violations

By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI
Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Committee

The all-out war policy of the Arroyo regime and the escalating human rights violations under Oplan Bantay Laya have been inspired and directed by the US government, especially under the Bush global war of terror and under the operational command of the US commander in the Pacific based in Hawaii.

The US has declared the Philippines the “second front” in the so-called war on terror and has escalated the intervention of US military forces in Philippine affairs under the pretext of “joint military exercises” and “combating terrorists”. It has expanded the pretexts for deploying US military forces in Philippine territory, ranging from the oldest pretext of “mutual defense against foreign aggression” to the recent cluster of pretexts: joint military exercises, anti-terrorism, anti-drugs, civic action, disaster relief, anti-epidemic mission, humanitarian mission and so on.

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