403rd Brigade under Col Rico Gapus: blatant violator of human rights

Cesar Renerio
National Democratic Front-North Central Mindanao
November 27, 2010

The AFP has the propensity of not recognizing neither agreement nor any law if it is on their disadvantage or does not conform with their fascist and terroristic desire. It is starkly clear in Section 9-9.2 of the International Humanitarian Law which states: Whenever circumstances permit, a suspension of fire shall be arranged, or other local arrangements made to permit the search for and identification of the wounded, sick and the dead left on the battlefield, and allow for their collection, removal, exchange and transport.

Campus rallies against SUC budget cuts presage rising tide of youth and people's protests

Communist Party of the Philippines
November 27, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) salutes and supports the struggle of students and other school personnel of the University of the Philippines, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the Philippine Normal University and other state universities and colleges (SUCs) in Metro Manila and other regions against unjust SUC budget cuts.

CHC-NPA to 10th ID-EastMinCom: Abort "rescue operations" for possible early and safe release of prisoner of war

Roel Agustin II
Conrado Heredia Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
November 26, 2010

The New People's Army in Southern Mindanao calls on the 10th Infantry Division of the Eastern Mindanao Command to abort its so-called rescue operations for the NPA prisoner of war (POW) to pave the way for his possible safe and orderly release. Experience has shown that none of these so-called rescue missions has ever succeeded in the past and could only endanger the lives of prisoners of war.

A revolutionary tribute to a true people's scientist

Simon "Ka Filiw" Naogsan
Cordillera Peoples' Democratic Front
November 23, 2010

The Cordillera People's Democratic Front mourns with the family of slain botanist Leonard Co and condemns in the strongest possible terms the 8th Infantry Division for the killing of the brilliant scientist and two other civilians in Kananga, Leyte.

"MP Week for Peace," a travesty

Ka Magno Udyaw
Leonardo Pacsi Command, NPA-Mountain Province
November 26, 2010

There is hubbub in town of a show made especially for the folks of Mountain Province, and perhaps a treat for the kids. It will be fun, we've heard, with bicycles and all, and the military playing a lead role in this travesty of peace.

On the first week of December, human rights activists around the world will launch activities culminating with the celebration of International Human Rights Day on December 10. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sees this as another opportunity to ride the bandwagon of the worthy struggle for peace by staging its own little trick show. In their week-long gimmick with the silly title "MP Week for Peace," the AFP will again try its luck to fool the people of Mountain Province with its pretensions of being a bearer of peace and goodwill. The program, under a Capt. Suganon, will feature a cycling event, sports festival, and a trade fair. And believe it or not, these superficial activities will culminate in the signing of a covenant for peace on December 10!

The struggle at Philippine Air Lines and the struggle of the Philippine working class

Editorial, Ang Bayan
November 21, 2010

It is just for the workers of Philippine Air Lines (PAL) to struggle to the hilt against plans to terminate almost 3,000 regular workers of the company and replace them with contractual agency workers. The struggle against this outsourcing scheme is widespread and fully supported by the working class and the toiling masses.

It is not only the livelihood of PAL workers and their families that is at stake in this struggle. Big capitalists will grow more emboldened to engage in outsourcing, especially with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) upholding PAL's plans.

Remembering the Ampatuan Massacre

Communist Party of the Philippines
November 23, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the entire revolutionary movement join the Filipino people in marking the first anniversary of the hideous massacre in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao, where 57 people, including journalists and political rivals of the Ampatuan warlord clan were mercilessly slaughtered.

After a year, the NDFP - Mindanao joins the people in continuing to call for: Justice for the victims of Maguindanao Massacre! Justice for all victims of extra judicial killings!

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
NDF - Mindanao
November 23, 2010

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao (NDFP-Mindanao) joins with the families of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre, together with media groups and the Filipino people, in demanding for justice and in challenging the Aquino III administration to prosecute and to mete out punishment for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the Ampatuan warlords as perpetrators of the said atrocious crime.

Ang pakikibaka sa PAL at paglaban ng mga manggagawang Pilipino

Ang Bayan
Nobyembre 21, 2010

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Makatarungan para sa mga manggagawa ng Philippine Air Lines (PAL) na puspusang labanan ang planong sipain ang halos 3,000 regular na manggagawa sa kumpanya at palitan sila ng mga de-ahensyang manggagawang kontraktwal. Ang pakikibaka laban sa iskemang ito ng outsourcing (pagkokontrata ng trabaho sa labas ng kumpanya) ay malawak at lubos na sinusuportahan ng uring manggagawa at masang anakpawis.

AFP's OBL replacement no different from past failed ISOs--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
November 21, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today dismissed claims of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) top command that its new internal security operation (ISO) plan will be an "entirely new campaign," as purportedly it would address the issue of human rights violations that has long been the subject of charges against the government military and security forces.

40 years of Philippine Society and Revolution Interview with Comrade Jose Maria Sison (Amado Guerrero)

by Ang Bayan
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It has been 40 years since the Central Publishing House of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) first published Philippine Society and Revolution (PSR). In the past 40 years, PSR has served as the CPP's principal reference and guide in laying down the basic principles of the two-stage revolution in the Philippines based on the analysis of concrete conditions of the semicolonial and semifeudal system. To commemorate the anniversary of PSR and reaffirm the principles it laid down, Ang Bayan decided to interview Comrade Jose Ma. Sison who, as CPP founding chair Amado Guerrero was the principal author of the PSR.