CPP, NDF preparing to issue ceasefire declaration during new peace talks

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
February 12, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) are preparing to issue simultaneous ceasefire declarations in the next few days to coincide with the resumption of formal peace negotiations on February 15-21 in Oslo, Norway.

"The ceasefire declaration will be issued with the objective of helping boost the peace negotiations," said the CPP.

Futile 'rescue' operations for POW PO3 Sabatin in Southern Mindanao result to four casualties in AFP-PNP misencounter

Ka Roel Agustin II
Conrado Heredia Command, Front 20 Operations Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
February 11, 2011

Ignoring calls by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines for a return to barracks as the GPH-NDF peace talks ensue next week, the AFP suffered a much-deserved defeat with its bungled "rescue" combat operation for NPA POW PO3 Jorge Sabatin in Agusan del Sur.

The 'rescue' operation mounted by combined forces of the AFP and PNP hit a disastrous snag when separate enemy columns encroaching into guerilla territory engaged in a misencounter at 3:00 early morning, February 11, at Sto. Cogonon, Brgy. Salvacion, Trento in Agusan del Sur. <-- more -->Two fascist troops were killed and another two wounded after a 30-minute firefight ensued between the forces of the 75th IB and a Scout Rangers Company of the AFP and the Special Action Force and Police Provincial Mobile Group of the PNP.

On the impending GPH-NDFP peace talks in Oslo

Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Interview by Mynardo Macaraig, Agence France Presse
February 11, 2011

I am a reporter for the international news agency, Agence France Presse, Manila and we are doing a story on the impending peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

As someone familiar with the operations of the NDFP, I hope you would answer some questions on the prospects of the negotiations.

Some of these questions are as follows:

Desperate 10th ID-AFP exploits pregnant teenager; resorts to cheap gimmickry

Homer Sandejas
Front 25 Operations Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
February 9, 2011

As the 10th ID-AFP finds itself at the receiving end of a series of defeats in the field and disgust from its ranks arising from the plunder of AFP funds by corrupt generals, it has vigorously pursued media gimmicks that are not only outlandish but also shameless. This was the case of a pregnant 16-year-old whom the military claimed to be a Red fighter and a grandaughter of Ka Parago and who supposedly surrendered to 25th IB-AFP forces in Monkayo, Compostela Valley.

17th IB, Nanambang ng mga Sibilyang Aggay sa desperasyong makaganti sa BHB-HAC

Arnel Sandoval
Henry Abraham Front Operations Command, Bagong Hukbong Bayan-Silangang Cagayan
Pebrero 11, 2011

Walang-awang tinambangan ng mga nag-ooperasyong tropa ng 17th IB at RMG ang isang pangkat ng magkakamag-anak na minoryang Aggay, na magbababa sana ng kanilang produktong yantok, sa Sitio Nagsicoan, Bgy. Villa Cielo, Buguey, Cagayan noong Pebrero 9, alas-11 nang tanghali. Napatay sa insidenteng ito si Julie Rosal, 32 anyos na lalaki, habang sugatan naman ang kanyang kapatid na si Elvis Rosal, 28 anyos na lalaki, at hipag na si Mannang Rosal, 30 anyos. Hindi binigyan ng karampatang aksyong medikal ang mga biktima at basta na lamang iniwan matapos maihatid sa Toran District Hospital sa Aparri, Cagayan.

Hello Garci... Noon, Hello Angie... Ngayon

(Hinggil sa kondyugal na sindikatong Gloria-Mike Arroyo)

Ka Samuel Guerrero
Celso Minguez Command - NPA-Sorsogon
Pebrero 9, 2011

NAKAKALUNGKOT NA ISINAMA NI HENERAL ANGELO REYES SA HUKAY ANG KATOTOHANAN SA LIKOD NG TALAMAK NA KORAPSYON SA AFP. Bagamat sa huling sandali, matapos gawin ang pinaka-desperadong hakbang upang takasan ang mabigat na pananagutan sa krimen sa pamamagitan ng pagpapakamatay, ay bumawi at nagawa pa rin niyang hatakin sa kanyang libingan ang talagang utak at pasimuno sa lahat ng katiwalian sa gobyerno, ang kondyugal na sindikato ng katiwalian nina Mike at Gloria Arroyo na kinapalooban ng mga tiwaling heneral, pulitiko at negosyante. Binigyang mukha ng sindikatong ito ang kultura ng korapsyon sa gobyerno sa pinakamataas, pinakagarapal at pinakamaruming antas.

Talamak na korapsyon sa AFP, bunga ang matinding militarisasyon sa kanayunan

Ka Samuel Guerrero
Celso Minguez Command, NPA-Sorsogon
Pebrero 7, 2011

Unti-unti nang gumuguho ang pader na tumatabing sa talamak na korapsyon at pandarambong sa AFP. Sa pagkakataong ito, maluwag sa dibdib na iniaalay namin sa isang kalaban ang mapulang pagpupugay kina Retired Col. George Rabusa, Gng. Heidi Mendoza at sa kanilang mga kasamahan na patuloy na maglalantad sa kabulukan ng AFP. Kanilang inilarawan ang kabulukan hindi lang sa AFP kundi sa buong reaksyunaryong sistema. Unti-unti nang nababaklas ang tabing sa mga tiwaling institusyon ng gobyerno tulad ng AFP, PNP, COA, OMBUDSMAN, mga Korte at iba pang ahensya. Sa pangkabuuan, ang nalantad ay ang kultura ng korapsyon sa gobyerno.

Rottenness pervades the AFP

Editorial, Ang Bayan
7 Feb 2011
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A former officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), a former government auditor and other witnesses have exposed large-scale corruption within the reactionary military. They have confirmed and disclosed in detail what the people have known all along--that corruption permeates the entire AFP.

The most striking among their exposés are the hundreds of millions of pesos worth of "sendoff gifts," "welcome gifts" and many other perks and privileges enjoyed by AFP chiefs. The whistleblowers exposed the depth and breadth of corruption in the military and its systematic nature, where various military officers collude with each other and with officials of the Commission on Audit, the courts, the Ombudsman and other high-ranking government officials.

Tagus-tagusan ang kabulukan sa AFP

Editoryal
Ang Bayan
Pebrero 7, 2011

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Isiniwalat kamakailan ng isang dating upisyal ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), isang dating awditor ng gubyerno at iba pang saksi ang malawakang korapsyon sa loob ng reaksyunaryong militar. Kinumpirma at idinetalye nila ang matagal nang alam ng mamamayan na tagus-tagusang korapsyon sa loob ng AFP.

Tampok sa mga inilantad nila ang daan-daan milyong piso na “pabaon,” “pasalubong” at marami pang regalo at pribilehiyong tinamasa ng mga naging hepe ng AFP. Isiniwalat nila ang sistematiko, malawak at malalim na korapsyon dito. Ipinakita nila ang pagsasabwatan ng iba't ibang mga upisyal ng militar, pati na mga upisyal ng Commission on Audit at mga korte, Ombudsman at iba pang matataas na upisyal ng gubyerno.

CPP preparing ceasefire declaration, reiterates demand for AFP forces be confined to barracks for duration of talks

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
February 6, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said that a declaration of ceasefire to coincide with the forthcoming resumption of formal peace talks on February 15 to 21 is being prepared by the leadership of the CPP and the NDFP in anticipation of a similar simultaneous declaration by the Philippine government.

The CPP, however, said that it is still having second thoughts about issuing such a ceasefire declaration in the light of continuing AFP counter-insurgency military and psywar operations under the so-called “Community Organizing for Peace and Development (COPD)” conducted against civilian communities where the New People’s Army operates.

Pagkundena sa Pagmasaker ng mga Sibilyan sa Villadima, Camarines Sur

Greg Bañares
NDF - Bicol
Pebrero 5, 2011

Mariing kinukundena ng NDF Bicol ang karumal-dumal na pagmasaker ng mga sibilyan sa Brgy Villadima, Libmanan Camarines Sur nitong Pebrero 4 ng gabi. Namatay sa naturang pagmasaker ang magkakamag-anak na sina Federico Bico, Christian Bico, Christine Ramier, Armando Queto at isang Tiolo Borral. Tatlo pang mga sibilyan ang nasugatan nang sila’y walang pakundangang pagbabarilin ng mga armadong nakasuot ng bonnet.

Relief and rehab operation at medikal misyon, patuloy na isinasagawa ng BHB

Ka Samuel Guerrero
Celso Minguez Command, NPA-Sorsogon
Pebrero 6, 2011

Patuloy ang inilulunsad na medical missions at relief and rehab operations ng rebolusyonaryong gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng pagtutulungan ng mga lokal na organo ng kapangyarihan Pampulitika at Bagong Hukbong Bayan sa mga lugar na bagamat hindi direktang tinamaan ng kalamidad tulad ng pag-alburoto ng Bulkang Bulusan ay labis ding apektado ng tuloy-tuloy na pag-ulan.