Massive military offensives in Mindanao reveal Noynoy Aquino's contempt for the peace process

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos
National Democratic Front - Mindanao
August 13, 2010

All the four divisions under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) based in Mindanao are currently conducting massive and widespread military operations against the revolutionary forces in all the five NPA regions in the whole island, particularly more intense in the Southern Mindanao Region. These began prior and during the inauguration of Noynoy Aquino, and continued before, during and after Noynoy Aquino’s SONA, and still escalating almost without let-up and without rest of troops in between operations.

Imposing VAT on toll exposes Aquino regime's callousness and complete contempt for the masses--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
August 13, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today strongly criticized the Aquino regime's plan to impose a 12% Value Added Tax (VAT) on expressway toll fees starting on Monday, saying this will "only further burden the Filipino people, especially the impoverished toiling masses."

On the US-Aquino regime, peace and revolution

Interview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel

Liberation International
11 August 2010

1. On the basis of Aquino's policy pronouncements, appointments and other actions since his oath-taking as president, how do you characterize his regime and how do you compare it with the Arroyo regime?

JMS: The Aquino regime is the latest of regimes servile to US imperialism and representative chiefly of the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords. It follows such US-directed policies as neoliberal globalization and the so-called global war on terror which is used to justify state terrorism and US military intervention in the Philippines.

Pushing for "localized peace talks" disrespects the peace process

Fr. Santiago "Sanny" Salas
NDF - Eastern Visayas
August 11, 2010

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today slammed the 8th Infantry Division for pushing for "localized peace talks" and calling for support from local government units. "We denounce such statements detrimental to the peace talks from Lt. Col. Armand Rico in the 8th ID's radio program," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson.

Hacienda Luisita "deal" pushing peasants to armed revolution--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
August 10, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today condemned the so-called compromise deal forged by the management of the Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI), calling it "a devious scheme to preserve the decades-old Cojuangco land monopoly in Tarlac and continue subjecting the peasants and farm workers to perpetual semifeudal exploitation and oppression."

An Open Letter to President Benigno Aquino III

Dr. Chandu Claver
August 7, 2010

I am Chandu Claver. My family was the target of an ambush by suspected State agents nearly four years today on July 31, 2006 in the province of Kalinga. My wife Alice was killed, as a result. Because of continuing threats on what remained of my family, I was forced to seek political refuge in Canada. In the Canadian hearing connected with this, I testified that the death of my wife was linked to the present Philippine counter-insurgency Operation Plan Bantay Laya which specifically targets civilians and social activists. The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has found my claim for refuge to be valid and has declared me and my family as Convention Refugees.