GPH negotiating panel chairperson Padilla gives notice of no formal talks next month

Fidel Agcaoili
Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
20 August 2011

As spokesperson of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I am obliged to answer the press statements of Alex Padilla of the Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Philippines(GDP) which reveal publicly the contents of his letter to the NDFP Negotiating Panel Chairperson Luis Jalandoni dated 19 August 2011. In due time, the latter shall send his reply.

In said letter, Padilla gives notice to Jalandoni that there will be no formal talks of the panels in Oslo next month and indefinitely until the reciprocal working committees on CASER shall have completed the common tentative agreement on social and economic reforms. He also declares that before then, there shall be no formal talks between the panels about issues involving the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG), including the reconstruction of the list of DI holders under JASIG.

Punish the perpetrators of the Plaza Miranda Bombing of 1971 and other fascist crimes

Communist Party of the Philippines
August 20, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people in commemorating the Plaza Miranda Bombing of August 21, 1971. The dastardly bombing of the Liberal Party miting de avance was carried out by criminal henchmen of the US-Marcos dictatorship. Blaming the political opposition and the armed revolutionary movement for the bombing, Marcos ordered the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and declared martial law a year later.

The GPH is responsible for prolonging the peace negotiations through long interruptions and violations of agreements

Fidel V. Agcaoili
NDFP Negotiating Panel
19 August 2011

Atty. Alexander Padilla, Chairperson of the Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Philippines (GPH, formerly designated as the GRP), has the penchant for blaming the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) of among others prolonging the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations supposedly for 25 years since 1986.

Recorded statements on the issue of the four prisoners of war

Simon Santiago, Political Director, Regional Political Department
NPA Southern Mindanao (Merardo Arce Command)
August 17, 2011

For the broadcast and TV media:

Revolutionary greetings!

Attached are three connected and related recorded statements and messages from Ka Simon Santiago, the director of the Regional Political Department (RPD) of the Merardo Arce Command of the New People's Army in Southern Mindanao.

The statements are about four prisoners of war: two soldiers who are intelligence operatives of the 75th IB-Intelligence Section whose status will be determined after the results of an investigation on them that is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Geneva Conventions on Espionage; and Mayor Henry Dano who is currently facing legal-judicial investigative processeses regarding complaints filed on his establishment and maintenance of a private armed group in Lingig, Surigao del Sur.

We hope this can be broadcast and included in your newscast.

Thank you very much.

Resist US imperialist push for charter change!

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
August 18, 2011

US imperialism is now vigorously pushing the local ruling reactionary classes to subject the 1987 Philippine constitution to amendments. Working with key economic and financial officials of the Aquino regime, US Ambassador Harry Thomas is now openly campaigning for charter change, completely disregarding Philippine sovereignty and in outright violation of the principle of non-interference between sovereign states.

The US imperialist ambassador has publicly espoused the position of the US government to amend the 1987 constitution to remove provisions prohibiting foreign entities from holding majority stakes in companies operating in the Philippines. He has also publicly expressed exhilaration over the fact that key officials of the Aquino government—including the Supreme Court Chief Justice, the House Speaker and Senate President—have already declared their openness to changing the economic provisions of the Philippine constitution.

Presence of GPH military camps near schools and civilian population are blatant violations of IHL but AFP and CHR sees nothing wrong in militarizing c

Anvil Guinto
Crucifino Uballas Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
15 August 2011

The New People's Army (NPA) in Compostela Valley province today lambasted the 10th Infantry Division-Philippine Army-Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-XI for blaming the NPA for the unintended wounding of a CAFGU’s kin during the August 9, 2011 attack on an army patrol base in Barangay Tagnanan, Mabini while conveniently skirting the fact that the presence of its army camps near schools and civilian population are continuing acts of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

Irresponsible talk by GPH does disservice to the Peace Talks

Fidel V. Agcaoili
Spokesperson, Negotiating Panel, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
16 August 2011

The Government of the Philippines (GPH, formerly designated as the GRP) has really gone berserk in its extremely irresponsible disinformation campaign against the revolutionary movement in connection with the recent arrest of four (4) Prisoners of War (POWs) and three detainees under the custody of the New People's Army (NPA) in Mindanao.

The GPH wants to hide the fact that it still has more than 350 political prisoners under its custody who have either been charged or convicted with common crimes in violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) and have suffered torture while undergoing interrogation and in detention.

Munisipyo at istasyon ng pulisya sa Mobo, Masbate, nireyd ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan

Greg Bañares
NDF - Bicol
August 15, 2011

Nireyd ng mga pulang mandirigma ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB) ang munisipyo at istasyon ng pulisya ng bayan ng Mobo, Masbate nitong Agosto 14 ng madaling araw.
Sugatan ang tatlong pulis na kinilalang sina SPO1 Arturo Mendoza, PO1 Judy Villamor, at PO1 Marvin Marcellana.

Ayon sa Jose Rapsing Command ng BHB-Masbate isinagawa ang pag-atake bilang tugon sa makatarungang kahilingan ng mamamayan sa lugar na papanagutin si Mayor Percival Castillo sa kanyang kontra-mamamayang mga proyekto at masugid na paglahok nito at ng lokal na pulisya ng Mobo sa kontra-rebolusyonaryong kampanya ng AFP at PNP.

Matatagumpay na mga taktikal na opensiba sa Masbate at iba pang probinsya

Greg Bañares
NDF - Bicol
August 15, 2011

Matagumpay na binigwasan ng malaganap na mga taktikal na opensiba ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan sa rehiyon ang mga tropa ng 9th Infantry Division Philippine Army (9th IDPA) at Philippine National Police (PNP) na masugid sa paglulunsad ng kontra-rebolusyonaryong kampanyang Oplan Bayanihan (OPB).

Koordinado at sunud-sunod na mga pag-atake ang isinagawa ng mga pulang mandirigma sa mga probinsya ng Masbate, Sorsogon, Albay at Camarines Sur nitong Agosto 13 at 14 na nagresulta sa maraming kaswalti sa panig ng pasistang AFP at PNP.

Legal and judicial processes of the People's Democratic Government are applicable to GPH Mayor

Rubi del Mundo
NDFP-Southern Mindanao Region
15 August 2011

GPH in a state of denial of the raging civil war and the existence of two governments in the country; Legal and judicial processes of the People's Democratic Government are applicable to GPH Mayor

When the GPH brands as “criminal” the NPA’s humanitarian act of according the prisoner of war status to four of its armed personnel and the application of revolutionary legal and judicial processes to Lingig Mayor Henry Dano, it shows that it is stuck in a sordid state of denial of the reality of a raging civil war between two governments in the country.

Double-dealing Aquino regime must release Eduardo Sarmiento and all NDFP peace consultants

Fr. Santiago "Sanny" Salas
NDF - Eastern Visayas
August 14, 2011

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today said the Aquino regime's seriousness for peace negotiations is under question as long as Eduardo Sarmiento and other NDFP peace consultants are not released. The NDF-EV spokesperson, Fr. Santiago Salas, also noted the regime talks of peace but has militarized the region with 11 army battalions. “The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the NDFP signed this year the January 18 Joint Communique, with the Norwegian government as witness, where the GPH committed to immediately releasing the detained NDFP peace consultants and personnel covered by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees. But after many months, obviously, the Aquino regime has not released Eduardo Sarmiento, NDFP peace consultant for Eastern Visayas, and his fellow consultants.”

Safehouse ng Provincial Special Operation Group ng PNP sa Calatagan Batangas nireyd ng NPA!

Apolinario Matienza
Eduardo Dagli Command - NPA-Batangas
Agosto 14, 2011

Nireyd ng Bagong Hukbomg Bayan Batangas na nasa ilalim ng Eduardo Dagli Command ang safehouse ng Provincial Special Operation Group ng PNP sa barangay Talisay Calatagan Batangas noongAgosto 11, 2011 ganap na ika 7:15 ng gabi. Naabutan ng bagong hukbong nayan sa nasabing safehouse si PNP Sgt. Rico Puno at 2 pang tumatayong tagabantay ng PSOG. Nagkaroon ng ilang minutong palitan ng putok sa pagitan ng BHB at ni Sgt Rico Puno na ikinasugat ni Puno bago siya tumakas. Nakumpiska ng BHB sa safehouse ang isang carbine cal. 30 at isang cal. 45 pistola, Si PNP Sgt Rico Puno ay tumatayong intelligince officer ng PSOG sa lalawigan ng Batangas.