Aquino, "biggest pimp" of foreign big capitalists--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
November 19, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today lambasted Benigno Aquino III for being the "biggest pimp serving the insatiable greed" of foreign big capitalists when he declared that his government will guarantee the foreign investors' contractually agreed fees even in the event that regulatory bodies, courts or congress may decide to stop companies from collecting them.

The call of Gov Maranon for NPA members to unite with the government is a call for surrender

Frank Fernandez
National Democratic Front-Negros
November 18, 2010

The call of Gov Alfredo Maranon Jr for the NPA to unite with the government is a call for surrender of the revolutionary forces and for it to abandon the revolutionary cause of the people and become slaves under the domination of US imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. This call will become humorous in the event that the determination of the Party, the Red Army and the masses become steadfast in realizing the attainment of the strategic stalemate stage of the peoples' war in the next 5 years.

CPP condemns Nov. 15 Leyte massacre, urges investigation by joint GRP-NDFP committee

Communist Party of the Philippines
November 18, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its Philippine Army 19th Infantry Battalion for the Nov. 15 killing in Kananga, Leyte of one of the country's leading botanists and two of his assistants.

University of the Philippines lecturer Dr. Leonard Co and his assistants Sofronio Cortez and Julius Borromeo were killed after forces of the 19th IB mistook them for armed guerrillas of the New Peoples' Army (NPA) and fired at them while they were doing fieldwork at the edge of a forested area of Kananga in cooperation with the Energy Development Corporation (EDC). Two members of the team, Policarpio Batute and Ronino Gibe, survived the massacre, while three others--students undergoing internship--remain missing as of this writing.

NDF-EV condemns yet another 19th IB massacre claiming the lives of a distinguished scientist and his two assistants

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

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today condemned the massacre of a prominent botanist and his two assistants last Nov. 15, and pinned responsibility on the 19th IB, calling for its expulsion from the region for committing mass killings and other human rights violations for so many years. "The NDF-EV condoles with the families and friends of University of the Philippines professor Dr. Leonardo Co and his assistants, Sofronio Cortez and Julius Borromeo, who were indiscriminately fired upon and killed by 19th IB elements while doing fieldwork in Kananga, Leyte," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson.

Maintaining Peace and Order in NPA Territories by Disarming Abusive Paramilitary Units

Ka Dencio Madrigal
Valentine Palamine Command -- NPA-Far South Mindanao
November 15, 2010

The Valentin Palamine Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army – FarSouth Mindanao Region claims responsibility for the disarming of abusive paramilitary units in Upper Bala, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur on the morning of 10 Novermber 2010. This tactical offensive yielded two high powered rifles, a 9 mm revolver and several 12-gauge shotguns – arms previously issued by the 39th IB to CAFGU and CVO elements to coerce the people into participating in the military’s desperate counterinsurgency measures. This tactical offensive is part of the NPA’s continuing efforts to maintain peace and order in its territories and to expose the AFP’s military operation and campaign of terror in the hinterland barrios of Davao del Sur.

NDFP calls for immediate implementation of the JASIG

Fidel V. Agcaoili
Vice Chairperson
Negotiating Panel
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

NDFP Human Rights Committee

November 14, 2010

Chairperson Luis Jalandoni of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is at grave risk if he goes to Manila while the regime of President Benigno Aquino III has not rectified the grave violations of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG), such as the pending trumped up charges against Chairperson Jalandoni and all the human rights violations done by the Arroyo regime and continued by the Aquino regime against NDFP panelists, consultants and staffers.

CPP welcomes release of Aung San Suu Kyi, calls on Burmese people to intensify struggle against the ruling fascist junta in Myanmar

Information Bureau, CPP
November 14, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today hailed the release of oppositionist leader Aung San Suu Kyi from her second house arrest of seven years as a landmark victory for the Burmese people. It should inspire them to carry out greater struggles and achieve greater victories in their struggle against fascist rule, backwardness and poverty in the country, said the CPP.