NDF-EV calls for resistance against escalation of foreign mining in the region

PRESS RELEASE
Information Bureau, CPP
July 24, 2010

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today expressed disgust and outrage at the Aquino government's announcement of the rise of mining activities in the region. "We condemn the Aquino government's rush to exploit Eastern Visayas as anti-people, anti-development, anti-environment and pro-foreign," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. "The Mines and Geosciences Bureau's claim that these mining activities are small-scale and exploratory only is meant to disguise their real nature as large-scale foreign mining. For example, many towns along the Samar and Leyte coasts will be affected by just two mining concessions, Northern Access Mining Inc. and Pan-Asia Mining Limited, which will export magnetite sand to China.

Water crisis exposes Aquino's sheer insensitivity, immaturity and incompetence--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
July 23, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today lambasted the government of Benigno Aquino III for "exhibiting sheer insensitivity, immaturity and incompetence in face of the grave water crisis in Metro Manila and nearby areas."

"Despite long queues of people desperate for a pail of water and, worse, reports of zero water supply in several barangays, Aquino had the gall to deny that there is no water crisis. The Aquino government has shown sheer insensitivity to the plight of more than a million residents in some 120 barangays in Metro Manila and Cavite who have been experiencing severe shortage of potable water for the past two weeks."

Punish US soldiers in sexual molestation of female singer in Basilan concert—CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
July 23, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today demanded punishment for five US military personnel involved in the sexual molestation of a female band singer last July 3 during a concert in Isabela City, Basilan. The CPP also strongly criticized the arrogant and rowdy behavior of the US soldiers during the concert sponsored by the city government.

Patrol conducted by abusive Philippine Army detachment ambushed; 3 high-powered rifles seized by NPA

Ka Marcella Valiente
Armando Dumandan Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
July 21, 2010

Red fighters of the Armando Dumandan Command-Guerrilla Front 33 Operations Command of the New People's Army ambushed a patrol conducted by the 10th Infantry Division's 72nd Infantry Battalion in Brgy. El Salvador, New Corella, Davao del Norte yesterday.

Three high-powered rifles (1 M16 Armalite, 1 M14 rifle and 1 Garand rifle) were seized. Two paramilitary elements of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) were killed on the spot while two others were wounded, including the commander of the Philippine Army detachment in the same barangay. There were no casualties on our side.

Rebolusyon, di magagapi ng dahas at panlilinlang ng rehimeng US-Aquino

Editoryal
Ang Bayan
Hulyo 21, 2010

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Sa kabila ng pahayag ng rehimeng US-Aquino na bukas itong makipag-usapang pangkapayapaan sa mga rebolusyonaryong pwersa, di pa man ito nagsisimula'y sarisari nang balakid ang inilalatag nito.

Una na rito ang utos ni Benigno Aquino III sa AFP na durugin ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan. Para gawin ito, pangunahing sasandigan ng kanyang rehimen ang pasistang pwersang militar na may planong ibayong palakihin, gawing moderno at dagdagan ng armas, kagamitan at benepisyo para sa mga upisyal at tauhan nito.

NPA punishes drug lord and corrupt ex-mayor Mateo Biong, Jr.

Efren Martires Command
New People's Army-Eastern Visayas
Hulyo 21, 2010

The Efren Martires Command of the New People's Army in Eastern Visayas today acknowledged that the NPA had carried out the death sentence by the people's court on Mateo Biong, Jr., a big drug lord and a corrupt former mayor of Giporlos, Eastern Samar. According to Ka Karlos Manuel, EMC spokesperson, Biong was punished by operatives of the NPA's Sergio Lobina Command at 3 p.m. on July 13 in Brgy. Coticot, Giporlos.

Wala pa ring maaasahang pagbabago sa ilalim ng bagong rehimen

Salvador de Pueblo
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Northeastern Luzon
Hulyo 20, 2010

Minsang sinabi ng isang pilosopo na nag-uulit ang kasaysayan; ngunit ang nakalimutan niyang idagdag: ang una ay isang trahedya at ang ikalawa ay hungkag.

Kagaya ng pagsalubong ng mga malalaking kapitalista ng US at lokal na naghaharing uri sa pag-upo sa Malacanang ng nanay niyang si Cory Aquino noong 1986, pinasisinayaan din nila ang pagiging presidente ni Benigno Cojuangco Aquino III ng gayong kaingay at kagarbo. Nagkokorus ang mga imperyalistang gubyerno, malalaking negosyo at mass media sa pagtanghal kay Noynoy bilang diumanong pag-asa ng bayan na makaahon mula sa pagkakasadlak sa krisis at instabilidad.

NPA releases POW to give human rights and international humanitarian law a chance to be respected at all times

Rigoberto F. Sanchez
Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command
July 20, 2010

The Merardo Arce Command-Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command of the New People's Army released today prisoner of war S/Sgt. Bienvenido Gentugao Arguelles Jr. (of the 25th Infantry Battalion-AFP with Serial Number 779878) by his custodial unit under the Conrado Heredia Command-Guerilla Front 20 Operations Command.

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Filipino people have little to gain from May national elections
By Bagani Dong-Ilay

Is there hope for genuine change? This has been the question inside and outside the country in the aftermath of the 10 May 2010 national elections in the Philippines.

The Filipino people can expect nothing by way of real change from the recently concluded elections. The same old names, the same old political dynasties, have been proclaimed winners. All the mainstream bourgeois parties represent the interests of the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords. They act as junior partners of US imperialism in exploiting and oppressing the Filipino people and in keeping the country backward, non-industrialized and agrarian.