Bukidnon "surrender" smacks of AFP psywar fakery, coercion--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
November 19, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said the "surrender ceremony" conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Eastern Mindanao Command last Monday "smacks of AFP psywar fakery" and called on human rights organizations "to investigate the incident to determine whether the local residents were forcibly rounded-up by the military and made to pose as NPA fighters."

NPA blasts 8th ID with breakthrough offensive in Western Samar

Karlos Manuel
Efren Martirez Command - NPA-Eastern Visayas
November 17, 2011

In the spirit of the Party’s call in the region this March 2011 to overcome the obstacles to the launching of tactical offensives, comrades in the Efren Martires Command and the Arnulfo Ortiz Command of Western Samar persevered in their coordinated military planning. Last July 13 and 20, the 8th Infantry Division was stunned by the coordinated attacks of the New People’s Army on the subprovincial jail in Catbalogan and a convoy of the 34th IB in Paranas. The raid on the jail succeeded in obtaining weapons and equipment, and also served to divert enemy attention from the bigger plan of the ambush. The ambush was both the first in the region to be done at night and against the most number of military vehicles as well.

Philippines is a military pawn, not an ally of imperialist US--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
November 17, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today blasted the military alliance between the United States government and the Philippine state as nothing but “a big myth.” “The reality is that for the past 60 years of semicolonial rule, US imperialism have only used the Philippines as a pawn in its military interventionism, wars of aggression and power projection in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond."

Legal experts press Philippines' Aquino to comply with peace agreements

NDFP International Information Office
15 November 2011

Luis Jalandoni (center) reading his statement at the press conference, 14 Nov in Utrecht. Flanking Jalandoni are legal experts Richard Harvey of the UK (left) and Jan Fermon of Belgium (right). NDFP-IIO photo.
(Utrecht, 15 November 2011) A newly-formed group of international legal experts yesterday pressed the Philippines' Benigno Aquino government to comply with past agreements forged with the revolutionary National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), as the only way forward to peacefully resolve the country's 40-year old armed conflict.

Status and obstacles to the resumption of peace negotiations

Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
14 November 2011

Since 1969, for 42 years, there has been an armed conflict in the Philippines, between the armed forces of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the revolutionary forces represented by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Red Salute to the Marcial Daggay Command In Launching Two Victorious Tactical Offensives Against the Fascist OPlan Bayanihan Forces!

Ka Tipon Gil-ayab, LCC Spokesperson
Lejo Cawilan Command, NPA - Kalinga
November 13, 2011

At 5:10 in the morning of October 19, 2001, an NPA unit from the Marcial Daggay Command (MDC) ambushed the operating platoon of the 21st IB between Sitio Sassalong and Sitio Kobiil, all in Barangay Poswoy, Balbalan, Kalinga. Instantly, a certain Corporal Bagasin, the guide of the fascist troops, was killed. Some others of the reactionary forces were wounded either by bullets from the people’s army or by stones and thorns as they fell down the cliff and below the brook. After the firefight, the people’s guerrillas disappeared safely and unharmed.

Remedies to obstacles or problems in the GPH-NDFP Peace Negotiations

Brief Presentation to Press Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
November 14, 2011

Let me state to you the remedies that have been used or can be used to overcome or solve 10 major obstacles or problems in the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations.