NDF-Cagayan Valley welcomes delegation of tribute trek for slain botanist Leonardo Co

Salvador del Pueblo
NDF-Cagayan Valley
April 12, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army (NPA) and all revolutionary forces in Cagayan Valley welcome the family, friends, supporters and all participants of a traverse trek to be held from April 18-23 in honor of late botanist Leonardo Co. Professor Co was killed on November 15, 2010 by soldiers of the 19th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army in the mountains of Kananga, Leyte where he and his group were conducting a botanical survey.

Danding reaping business gains under Noynoy--CPP

CPP Information Bureau
April 15, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today scored the recent Supreme Court decision upholding Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco's claim over 20% of San Miguel Corporation shares which he acquired in the 1980s using coco levy funds. The decision contemptuously disregards the interests of the coconut farmers who have been wrung of their sweat and blood by Cojuangco and his empire.

Aquino feeding AFP corruption--CPP

CPP Information Bureau
April 14, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today assailed Benigno Aquino III for "feeding the corruption of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP)" when he ordered the release of P11 billion for the acquisition of more weapons and another P4.2 billion for a housing project for soldiers and the police.

Revolutionary movement will remain youthful and vibrant

Communist Party of the Philippines
April 13, 2011

Alex Padilla, head of the Aquino government's peace panel, does not know what he's talking about when he claimed that the Filipino youth are pre-occupied with so-called "cyber-pursuits" and are no longer interested in engaging in social activism, and that the revolutionary movement will eventually die a natural death because it can no longer attract young people to its ranks.

Military operation of the 29th IBPA under Oplan Bayanihan met by NPA explosives, 17 dead

Maria Malaya
NDF-North-Eastern Mindanao Region
April 12, 2011

The 29th IBPA under the 401st Brigade along with new graduates from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) launched military operations and test missions in Surigao del Sur. Three troops from the 29th IBPA were harassed by small units of the NPA under Front 19 in the mountains of Marihatag and resulted in a misencounter.

Clarification on Our Meeting with the UN Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict

Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Monitoring Committee
April 13, 2011

The Human Rights Monitoring Committee of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) would like to make the following clarification in connection with its exploratory meeting with the United Nations (UN) Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy on 7 April 2011 at the Mandarin Hotel in Makati:

Letter to Ms. Coomaraswamy

Fidel Agcaoili
Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Monitoring Committee
7 April 2011

Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy
UN Under Secretary General and
UN Special Representative of the Secretary General
for Children and Armed Conflict
United Nations, New York, USA

Dear Ms. Coomaraswamy,

We thank you for agreeing to meet with the members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Human Rights Monitoring Committee for an exploratory dinner on 07 April 2011 at the Mandarin Hotel in the Philippines.

The Provocative Statements of Alexander Padilla

Fidel V. Agcaoili
NDFP Negotiating Panel
April 12, 2011

In a recent interview, Atty. Alexander (Alex) A. Padilla, Chairperson of the Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Philippines (GPH formerly designated as GRP), made several provocative statements that have no place in the ongoing peace negotiations between the GPH and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

His claim that Facebook and the internet are "pushing Filipino rebels into oblivion" is totally out of touch with reality and only exposes himself as a mere disinformation mouthpiece of the Benigno (Noynoy) Aquino III regime.

Landgrabbing and the Unholy Alliance of Sumifru and the PNP in Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato

Dencio Madrigal
Valentin Palamine Command, NPA-Far South Mindanao Region
April 11, 2011

The Valentin Palamine Regional Operations Command condemns the spate of landgrabbing activities of Sumifru (Sumitomo Fruits Philippines, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Japan) in the rich agricultural plains of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. In South Cotabato they were able to grab at least 5,000 hectares and still expanding towards the towns of Senator Ninoy Aquino and Palimbang in the adjacent province of Sultan Kudarat. An aggressive and relentless campaign by the multinational company to acquire lands has been launched with the help of the 6th Infantry Division-AFP, the PNP Regional Mobile Group 12 and the local provincial police force of Sultan Kudarat.