All options for Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's hold on power are now in place

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos
Spokesperson, National Democratic Front – Mindanao
March 17, 2010


Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s declaration placing the whole island of Mindanao under a “state of calamity” and the recent Supreme Court decision allowing GMA to appoint the next Chief Justice are but only two among the many measures that prepare the stage for the US-Arroyo regime’s continued hold on power.

Alleged NPA atrocities are psywar inventions and signals for wider political repression

National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Eastern Visayas
Marso 18, 2010

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today dismissed the
allegations of atrocities committed by the New People's Army in
Northern Samar as psywar inventions of the 8th Infantry Division. “The
so-called “Oplan Kahos-Zombie” in Mondragon and the beheading of a
civilian in Lope de Vega, as well as selling out “permits to campaign”
or “permits to win” in the election, are all lurid psywar inventions
by the 8th ID,” said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson.

6th ID-AFP soldiers tortured 17-year-old civilian for wearing orange-printed shirt; mauled two others in North Cotabato

Ricardo Fermiza
Magtanggol Roque Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
March 17, 2010

The military propaganda about the so-called NPA "child combatant" captured by 57th IB-AFP soldiers under the 6th Infantry Division-AFP, and turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in North Cotabato do not speak about AFP adherence to child welfare but only shows how desperate Civil Military Operatives of the AFP are.

Struggle to make Arroyo pay for worsening the drought crisis and to fight for other issues of the people

Fr. Santiago "Sanny" Salas
Spokesperson, NDF-Eastern Visayas
March 17, 2010


The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today called on the people to bring the Arroyo regime to account for worsening the drought crisis of the El Niño phenomenon and to fight for other burning issues. "The Arroyo regime is downplaying the effect of El Niño in the region by saying it will only be moderate here," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson.

Demoralized 25th IB-AFP troops hit back at civilians in the face of victorious guerilla tactical offensives

Roel Agustin II
Conrado Heredia Command, Front 20 Operations Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
March 15, 2010

And now the truth: Not one of the 13 residents of Brgy. Diwalwal, Monkayo who were forcibly nabbed, manhandled, maliciously slapped with criminal charges and detained for a week are members of the New People's Army. They are plain civilians trying to eke out a living in Diwalwal.