Violations of the AFP to the ceasefire agreement

Dencio Madrigal
Valentin Palamine Command, NPA-Far South Mindanao
January 7, 2011

May we report the following violations committed in FarSouth Mindanao by the Armed Forces of the Philippines to the ceasefire agreement between the NDFP and the GRP from 16 December 2010 to 3 January 2011.

NDFP Negotiating Panel demands release of Tirso "Ka Bart" Alcantara in accordance with the JASIG

Luis G. Jalandoni, Chairperson
NDFP Negotiating Panel
January 7, 2011

In a letter to GRP Panel Chairperson Alexander Padilla dated 5 January 2011, Luis Jalandoni, NDFP Panel Chairperson, demanded the release of Tirso "Ka Bart" Alcantara in accordance with the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG).

Jalandoni confirmed the declaration of the Communist Party of the Philippines that Ka Bart is one of the Philippine-based consultants of the NDFP in the peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).

Ceasefire violations by AFP/PNP cited in NDFP letter to GRP Panel Chair Alexander Padilla

Luis G. Jalandoni, Chairperson
NDFP Negotiating Panel
January 7, 2011

In a letter to GRP Negotiating Panel Chairperson Alexander Padilla dated 5 January 2011, Luis Jalandoni, NDFP Negotiating Panel Chairperson declared that his panel "has received reports and complaints of numerous ceasefire violations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police" during the unilateral, concurrent and reciprocal ceasefire from December 16, 2010 to January 3, 2011.

Use of assumed names agreed upon by GRP and NDFP since 1996

Luis G. Jalandoni, Chairperson
NDFP Negotiating Panel
January 7, 2011

The use of assumed names in the Documents of Identification under the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) was already agreed upon by the GRP and the NDFP negotiating panels on June 26, 1996. Both Parties agreed that this was necessary to protect the security of those involved in the peace talks. The agreement entitled, "Additional Implementing Rules Pertaining to the Documents of Identification" was signed in The Hague by then GRP Panel Chairperson Ambassador Howard Dee and me as Chairperson of the NDFP Negotiating Panel.

Itigil ang mapaminsalang malakihang pagmimina

Editoryal, Ang Bayan
Enero 7, 2011
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Ipinagbabawal ng demokratikong gubyernong bayan ang operasyon ng lahat ng mga empresang mapandambong, mapaminsala sa kalikasan at kontra sa interes ng mamamayan at ng kanilang rebolusyonaryong kilusan. Tampok sa mga ito ang malalaking kumpanya sa pagmimina. Halos lahat ng mga ito ay 100% pag-aari ng mga dayuhang imperyalistang kumpanya.


Halos lahat din ng mga empresang ito ay may operasyon sa mga lugar na saklaw ng mga base ng armadong rebolusyonaryong kilusan. Malinaw ang patakaran ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan hinggil sa mga salot na empresang ito. Dapat patigilin at panagutin sila dahil sa idinudulot nilang kapinsalaan at patalsikin sila sa mga larangan, sona at baseng gerilya at sa kabuuan ng bansa.

CPP urges preliminary talks to take up JASIG violations, release of political prisoners and human rights issues

CPP Information Bureau
January 7, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today urged the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel to take up in the upcoming preliminary talks with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) on January 14-18 the issues of government forces' violations of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG), the continued detention of some 400 political prisoners and the long-delayed indemnification of victims of human rights abuses.

Paglabag ng 80IB PA sa Tigil-Putukan sa Mindoro Occidental

Ka Higom Maragang
Lucio de Guzman Command, NPA-Mindoro
Enero 6, 2011

Mahigpit na pinasusubalian ng LDGC ang gustong palabasin ng 80IB PA sa pamumuno ni Kor. Roger Percol na NPA ang lumabag sa tigil-putukan ngayong kapaskuhan. Nagdeklara ng unilateral ceasefire ang CPP/NPA/NDFP at mahigpit tumatalima ang NPA-Mindoro sa deklarasyon na tigil-putukan.

NPA undertaking steps to prevent civilian casualties

CPP Information Bureau
January 5, 2011

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas said today that the New People's Army is undertaking steps to prevent civilian casualties over concerns of such occurring last Dec. 8 and Dec. 14 in Northern Samar. "In upholding the people's war as just, correct and principled, it is important for the NPA to ensure the observance of the rights of civilians," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. "This demonstrates the NPA's firm unity with the people and differentiates it from the enemy, which is carrying out an unjust and unpincipled counterrevolutionary war backed by US imperialism. It is the people, not arms alone, who are decisive in war -- contrary to the casual acceptance of so-called "collateral damage" as well as the willful targetting of civilians by the Armed Forces of the Philippines."

CPP demands release of Ka Bart in line with JASIG and peace talks

CPP Information Bureau
January 5, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today demanded that the Aquino government respect the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and, in this regard, immediately release Tirso Alcantara (Ka Bart) before the resumption of formal peace talks.

Red fighters, mass organizations mobilize for disaster relief amid calamities

CPP Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
January 4, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said New People's Army (NPA) units and mass organizations in Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Northeast Mindanao are currently mobilizing their forces to give priority to assisting in disaster relief operations in the face of the massive flooding and landslides following several days of rains in those regions.

Statement on the end of ceasefire

Arman "Ka Arms" Guerrero
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Rizal
January 4, 2011

The whole revolutionary movement in Rizal province through NDFP-Rizal declares the end of the mutually declared ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP-MLM) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). The ceasefire ended midnight of January 3, 2011 at exactly 11:59 in the evening.

Not a single guerrilla front dismantled in 2010--CPP

CPP Information Bureau
January 4, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today belied claims by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that three guerrilla fronts were dismantled in 2010. "Not a single guerrilla front was dismantled by the AFP in 2010," said the CPP.

CPP-NPA braces to repel renewed suppression campaign as AFP preposition forces

CPP Information Bureau
January 3, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said today that the revolutionary forces under its leadership, together with their mass base are bracing for a more intensified campaign of military suppression under the new counterinsurgency Operational Plan Bayanihan (Oplan Bayanihan) soon after the current 19-day ceasefire ends at midnight today.

The AFP's numerous ceasefire violations and prepositioning for renewed campaign of military suppression

Communist Party of the Philippines
January 3, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their numerous violations of the reciprocal and concurrent ceasefire declared by the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

PNP/AFP violates ceasefire declaration; NPA demands immediate release of Comrade Edwin Brigano

Rigoberto F. Sanchez
Merardo Arce Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command
01 January 2011

The New People's Army in Southern Mindanao strongly denounces the illegal arrest of Comrade Edwin Brigano at 3 am, January 1 in Baliok, Bago Gallera, Toril in Davao City. Comrade Edwin, 53, is undergoing medical treatment for serious respiratory illness, hepatitis and has difficulty walking. At early dawn on New Year's Day, members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police raided the house of his wife's relatives where Comrade Edwin was momentarily staying. He was later brought to the PNP's CIDG (Criminal Investigation and Detection Group) and later to the 10th Infantry Division-AFP's Camp Panacan in Davao City.