Aquino playing to US-designed script by stoking Spratlys conflict--CPP

CPP Information Bureau
June 10, 2011

By issuing inflammatory and provocative statements, the Aquino government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are stoking the Spratly Islands conflict in order to justify inviting US military presence in the South China sea lanes on the pretext of defending Philippine sovereignty.

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said that the the Aquino government's sudden rush to assert Philippine territorial claim over the Spratlys is part of the script written by the US imperialists to create a diplomatic row over the Southern China Sea to justify its buildup of military forces in the disputed region.

Continuing human rights violations in North Cotabato

Macario Dilaab
Mt. Alip Operations Command, NPA FarSouth Mindanao Region
09 June 2011

The Mt. Alip Operations Command of the New People's Army condemns the continuing harassment and illegal detention of innocent civilians in the "Peace Zone" areas of Tulunan, North Cotabato by the 68th Infantry Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (IB-AFP).

Millions of youth are needed in the people's democratic revolution

Editorial, Ang Bayan
June 7, 2011
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More than ever, it is imperative that millions upon millions of youth be mobilized to take action in solidarity with the entire Filipino people.

The ever worsening crisis, exploitation and poverty are matched only by the people's burning desire to put an end to the ruling semicolonial and semifeudal system. Massive unemployment, the workers and employees' meager wages and inability to cope with the rapidly rising prices of food, oil and other main commodities, and the growing cost of education, health care and housing are increasingly harder to bear.

Human rights violations continue in Cotabato

Mt. Alip Operations Command
F/2 Front Operations Command
NPA-FarSouth Mindanao Region

The Mt. Alip Operations Command condemns the continuing harassment and illegal detention of innocent civilians in the Peace Zone areas of Tulunan, North Cotabato by the 68th IB-AFP.

Most recent victim is Andres Amualla, 27 years old, a long-time surenderee who has been peacefully farming his lot in Sitio Alimodian, Brgy. Banayal, Tulunan, North Cotabato. Andres is the younger brother of Dodoy Amualla who was abducted by the 57th IB in 2009 and has never been heard of up to this day.

In defense of their ancestral land: People's Militia fight the 27th IB

Ka Dencio Madrigal
Valentin Palamine Regional Operations Command
NPA-FarSouth Mindanao Region

The Valentin Palamine Regional Operations Command (NPA-FSMR) commends the Yunit Milisya of the NPA in Davao del Sur for a battle well fought against the 27th IB-AFP on June 6, 2011 in Barangay Malawanit, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. In this battle, the 27th IB suffered 6 casualties (2 died and 4 wounded), while one member of the Yunit Milisya died – Antonio “Dondon” Camag, Jr., 22 years old and a brave warrior of the B’laans.

3rd Special Forces troops hit in NPA ambush in Laak, ComVal are combat reinforcements, not DENR escorts

Ka Boyet Makatindog
Davao-Agusan Command, Front 34, NPA-Southern Mindanao
08 June 2011

10th ID spokesman Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza tries to take the discerning public and the media for a ride by falsely claiming that the 3rd Special Forces troops hit in the NPA ambush Tuesday, June 7, were part of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) anti-illegal logging task force. He is lying and obviously, he needs to find more plausible excuses to keep his spin job.

Milyun-milyong kabataan ang kailangan sa demokratikong rebolusyong bayan

Ang Bayan
7 Hunyo 2011
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Higit ngayong kinakailangan ang pagkilos ng milyun-milyong kabataan katuwang ng buong sambayanang Pilipino. Ang patuloy na paglala ng krisis, pagsasamantala at kahirapan ay tinutumbasan lamang ng pagsidhi ng pagnanais ng bayan na wakasan ang naghaharing sistemang malakolonyal at malapyudal.

Laganap ang disempleyo. Sumisirit ang presyo ng pagkain, langis at iba pang pangunahing bilihin. Hindi makaagapay ang mababang sahod ng karaniwang mga manggagawa at kawani. Mabigat na pasanin ang gastusin sa edukasyon, kalusugan at pabahay.

Ms. Teresita Quintos-Deles is mistaken on the JASIG

Fidel V. Agcaoili
Negotiating Panel National Democratic Front of the Philippines
06 June 2011

Ms. Teresita (Ging) Quinto-Deles, the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process of the Government of the Philippines (GPH, formerly designated as the GRP), is mistaken in claiming that the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) is a mere side-table issue in the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations.

Ms. Ging Deles should be reminded that the primary purposes of the JASIG are “to facilitate the peace negotiations, create a favorable atmosphere conducive to free discussion and movement during the peace negotiations, and avert any incident that may jeopardize the peace negotiations."

Road projects of the US MCC and 8th ID serve to support the AFP's arena of battle

Fr. Santiago Salas
NDF - Eastern Visayas
June 5, 2011

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today said 8th Infantry Division chief Gen. Mario Chan is covering up the fact that the road projects in Samar are essentially the same in supporting the arena of battle for Oplan Bayanihan of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “Gen. Chan is lying when he says the projects of the US Millenium Challenge Corporation and the 8th ID are different from each other,” said NDF-EV spokesperson Fr. Santiago Salas. “The difference is only on paper, but these projects have the same purpose of transforming the arena of battle towards the maximum use of military force for Oplan Bayanihan. As part of the AFP's Triad Operations, the so-called “non-combat” or “civil-military operations” mainly serve to strengthen intelligence and enhance combat operations.