Released NPA Prisoners of War

Public Information Bureau
Merardo Arce Command
New People's Army-Southern Mindanao
June 19, 2010


PHOTO 1. FREED NPA POWs. (From left to right) CAA Pitogo, Cpls. Alcala, Bawagan, Asumo during the release ceremonies last June 15. The Merardo Arce Command-NPA ordered their release based on humanitarian grounds despite the finding of probable cause by the region's revolutionary organ of political authority against them for various acts constituting serious violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. The release is in recognition of the appeals made by the families, religious groups and personalities, well-meaning individuals and progressive groups on their behalf.

Current concerns and prospects regarding Aquino Regime

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison,
Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines
and Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front

By Ang Bayan, June 19, 2010

1. Could you describe in brief the conduct and results of the past reactionary elections? How would you describe the electoral victory of Benigno Aquino III? What was the role in this of the US imperialists (and other key forces) and how would this affect the incoming Aquino regime?

JMS: As a whole, the 2010 elections were dominated by the political leaders, candidates, parties and coalitions of the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords. The US had a direct control over the automated electoral system and made sure that Noynoy Aquino was elected president through electronic pre-programming. The biggest US and local businessmen in the Makati Business Club provided huge campaign funds for him. As a consequence, the Aquino regime will serve the interest of the US and the local big comprador-landlords rather than the interest of the Filipino people.

Mas Malakas at Lalong Napanday ang BHB sa Pagharap sa Oplan Bantay Laya II

Gregorio BaƱares, Spokesperson
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Bicol
Hunyo 19, 2010

Malayung-malayo sa katotohanan ang ipinagyayabang ng 9th Infantry Division na nabawasan nila ng 70 porsyento ang lakas ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan sa rehiyon mula sa umano'y mahigit 350 na lakas-tauhan nito noong 2008. Sa katunayan mas lalong lumakas at napanday ang BHB sa pagharap sa Oplan Bantay Laya 2 at pursigido itong maglunsad ng mas marami pang mga opensiba sa susunod na mga buwan at taon.

9 na armas, nasamsam sa Agusan del Sur

Allan Juanito
Julito Tiro Command, New People's Army-North Central Mindanao
Hunyo 16, 2010


Siyam na malalakas na armas ang nasamsam ng mga Pulang mandirigma sa ilalim ng Julito Tiro Command (Bagong Hukbong Bayan-North Central Mindanao) nang salakayin nito ang detatsment ng Citizen's Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) sa Pigdosoon, Binicalan, San Luis, Agusan del Sur bandang 8:40 ng umaga ng Hunyo 13, 2010.<-- more -->

Nasamsam ng mga Pulang mandirigma ang tatlong M-16, limang M-1 Garand at isang Carbine.

Mabilis na natapos ang labanan nang masugatan ang tatlo sa tauhan ng CAFGU at sumurender ang isa pa. Walang tinamong pinsala sa panig ng BHB.

NDFP renders highest honor to Comrade Joan Hinton, proletarian revolutionary heroine

Luis G. Jalandoni
Member‚ National Executive Committee, NDFP
June 15, 2010

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) extends its heartfelt condolences to Fred, Billy, and Karen and other relatives and friends of Joan Hinton on Joan's passing away last June 8.

The NDFP renders the highest honor to Comrade Joan Hinton, who served the Chinese people and revolution starting in 1948, all the way through the great years of socialist revolution and construction led by the Communist Party of China under Comrade Mao Zedong. After the death of Comrade Mao Zedong, she tirelessly continued her selfless service to the Chinese people while she, together with her comrade husband Erwin "Sid" Engst, strongly opposed the capitalist road taken by the revisionist leadership of China. Joan called the so-called reforms made under Deng Hsiao Ping as "betrayal of the socialist cause".

NPA releases POWs despite Gen. Holganza's total disregard for his troops and face-saving but failed 10th ID-AFP 'rescue' operations

Anvil Guinto
Crucifino Uballas Command, Front 2 Operations Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
June 15, 2010

The Merardo Arce Command-Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command-New People's Army (MAC-NPA) ordered the release of the Prisoners of War (POWs) based on humanitarian grounds despite the finding of probable cause by the region's revolutionary organ of political authority against the accused -- POWs Cpl. Marcial B. Bawagan (SN#794130), Cpl. Ariel P. Asumo (SN#803445), Cpl. Eduardo Alcala (SN#806489) and CAA Victor Pitogo (SN#006279) -- for various acts constituting serious violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.

Gen. Tabaquero does not have enough battalions while the NPA has the people on its side

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
June 14, 2010

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today dismissed Gen. Arthur Tabaquero's vow to end the revolutionary movement by yearend as rubbish and an insult to the people because it confirms that the incoming Aquino administration is no different from the outgoing one. "Gen. Tabaquero slaps the people who have hoped for change through elections, which presumably led to the victory of president-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson.