Nabigong atake ng 16th IB laban sa BHB-Rizal, Isang sundalo patay!

Macario Liwanag (Ka Karyo)
NPA Rizal (Narciso Antazo Aramil Command)
February 24, 2012

Isang sundalo ang napaslang sa nabigong atake ng 16th IB laban sa mga pulang mandirigma ng Narciso Antazo Aramil Command ala-1:10 ng hapon, ika-19 ng Pebrero 2012 na naganap sa So. Kinabuan, Bgy. Sta Ines, Tanay, Rizal.

The US-Aquino regime is keeping the peace talks in a quagmire

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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It has been more than a year since formal peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH) resumed on February 15-21 in Oslo, Norway. But the negotiations have not progressed because of the outstanding issue of the arrest and continued detention by the GPH of key NDFP peace talks consultants and staff in violation of previous agreements.

The possibility of any significant advance has become even more remote under the US-Aquino regime in the face of the GPH's refusal to respect previous accords and the utter lack of interest it has shown in addressing the issues that are at the roots of the armed conflict and in resolving these through negotiations.

From the beginning, it has been clear that the GPH is not genuinely interested in talking with the NDFP. On February 14, 2011, the very eve of the resumption of formal negotiations, it treacherously arrested Alan Jazmines, a valued consultant of the NDFP and a key figure in its negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms. Despite Comrade Jazmines' undeniable identity as an NDFP consultant, the GPH outrightly refused to recognize his rights under the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). The JASIG is an agreement signed in 1995 that guarantees the safety of persons involved in the negotiations.

Detention of Jazmines et al is a continuing violation of the JASIG

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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The arrest by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) of Alan Jazmines on February 14, 2011 is a grave violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). His continued detention and that of 12 other consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) aggravate GPH violations of the JASIG and do not help create conditions for the resumption of formal peace negotiations between the NDFP and the GPH.

The GPH wants to do away with The Hague Joint Declaration

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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It is not only the JASIG that the GPH wants to set aside. Also under attack are other key agreements like The Hague Joint Declaration (THJD) which was signed by the NDFP and GPH in 1992.

In February 2011, the GPH feigned recognition of the 12 previously signed agreements with the NDFP that were the fruits of decades of negotiations. At the same time, however, it dismissed THJD as a mere mechanism, and refused to see it as the foundation document that defined the character of the entire talks.

Military kills two hunters

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Military forces mercilessly killed two hunters even as two members of an urban poor group were illegally arrested.

February 16. A team of Philippine Army Special Forces gunned down four hunters in Barangay Ilayang Atungay, Magdalena, Laguna. Residents who know the four victims denied the military's allegations that they are members of the New People's Army (NPA) and were carrying high-powered firearms. Jessie Perez, 15, and Christian Luceto, 35, were killed on the spot. Their two other companions were brought to a hospital where they are in critical condition.

9th IB rapists must be punished

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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GABRIELA condemned the rape of a 21-year old woman by seven soldiers from the 9th IB inside a military camp in Masbate on February 12. The victim has identified the rapists as Cpl. Gilbert Quinito alias “Jeric” and six other elements of Bravo Company based in Barangay Puro, Aroroy, Masbate.

GABRIELA secretary-general Lana Linaban said that the concerned government agencies should immediately investigate this heinous crime. GABRIELA also warned the Armed Forces of the Philippines against intervening in the case to cover up the incident and protect the rapists among its ranks.

Villagers succeed in battling militarization in Central Panay

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Under the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) repressive Oplan Bayanihan (OPB), fascist soldiers conduct so-called civil-military operations in order to "win over" the people. Under this program, the military maintains its presence in population centers.

AFP-bandit group collusion denounced

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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The Herminio Alfonso Command-Guerrilla Front 53 Operations Command of the New People's Army in Southern Mindanao strongly condemned the wanton violations of the Federation of Manobo-Matigsalog Tribal Council (Femmatric) of the human rights of Lumad in Marilog District, in Bukidnon province and in Arakan Valley.

CPDF hails NPA in Abra and Kalinga

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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The Cordillera People's Democratic Front (CPDF) hailed two New People's Army (NPA) commands in Ilocos-Cordillera Region the Agustin Begnalen Command (ABC) of Abra for successfully foiling a military attack and the Lejo Cawilan Command (LCC) of Kalinga for launching a tactical offensive against the 77th IB-CAFGU detachment on February 3.

Aquino regime wants to set up 'new Subic' for US military

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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US imperialism needs a Subic Naval Base-like military facility to serve as a docking area for its warships, a landing pad for its spy planes and a rest and recreation area for American troops forming part of thousands of US soldiers to be deployed on a rotation basis in various countries in the Asia-Pacific in the next several years.

The oil industry's superprofits in 2011

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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The relentless hikes in the prices of crude and refined oil have benefited none other than the big capitalists monopolizing the international oil industry and their big finance capitalist co-conspirators.

The five biggest oil companies earned combined profits of $136.8 billion in 2011, almost equivalent to 60% of what the Philippine economy is worth. This means that the monopoly capitalists raked in close to $16 million in profits per hour. Aside from British Petroleum, the three biggest oil companies pocketed 32% more in profits compared to the previous year.

Companies Profits (in billion dollars)
Exxon Mobil 41.1
Royal Dutch Shell 28.6
Chevron-Texaco 26.9
British Petroleum 23.9
Total Petroleum 16.3
Total 136.8

Progressive groups slam US military intervention

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Various progressive organizations launched protest actions last week to assail the continued presence of US soldiers in the country. The protesters said that American soldiers freely entering and leaving the Philippines signalled impending military intervention not only in the country but in the entire Asia-Pacific.

Protests greet latest round of oil price hikes

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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A series of protest actions greeted the latest oil price hikes on February 14--dubbed as "Heartless Valentine" by the protesters. The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) and its allies rallied at the Quezon City Welcome Rotunda and accused Benigno Aquino III of having no compassion for the people. BAYAN asserted that the oil price hikes were without basis since oil prices were merely the result of speculation and manipulation by the foreign oil cartel.

Foreign mining company and AFP are behind the campaign of terror in Zamboanga del Sur

Communist Party of the Philippines
February 21, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns the Toronto Ventures Incorporated Resource Development (TVIRD), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Special CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (SCAA) under the Tabak Division (1st ID) for carrying out a widespread campaign of crime, terror and abuses against the Subanen minority people and residents of Zamboanga del Sur since late last year.

The terrorist campaign is being carried out by the 1st ID of the AFP and the SCAA in behalf of the TVIRD with the malevolent aim of suppressing the people's resistance against plans by the Canadian-owned mining company to conduct open-pit mining in Bayog town, Zamboanga del Sur.

Binabahura ng rehimeng US-Aquino ang usapang pangkapayapaan

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Mahigit isang taon na ang nagdaan mula nang buksang muli ang pormal na usapang pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at Government of the Philippines (GPH) noong Pebrero 15-21 sa Oslo, Norway. Dahil sa tampok na usapin ng pagdakip ng GPH at patuloy na pagkukulong sa mga susing konsultant at tauhan ng NDFP sa usapang pangkapayapaan labag sa naunang mga kasunduan, hindi na muling umusad ang pag-uusap mula noon.

Lalo pa ngayong lumiliit ang posibilidad na uusad ito nang malaki sa ilalim ng rehimeng US-Aquino sa harap ng pagtanggi ng GPH na igalang ang naunang mga kasunduan at sa ipinakikita nitong kawalan ng interes na harapin ang mga usapin na ugat ng armadong tunggalian at lutasin ang mga ito sa pamamagitan ng negosasyon.

Detensyon nina Jazmines at iba pa, patuloy na paglabag sa JASIG

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Ang pagdakip ng Gubyerno ng Pilipinas (GPH) kay Alan Jazmines noong Pebrero 14, 2011 ay malaking paglabag sa Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). Ang patuloy na pagdetine sa kanya at 12 pang konsultant ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) ay lalong nagpapalala sa paglabag ng GPH sa JASIG at hindi nakatutulong sa paglikha ng kundisyon para muling ituloy ang pormal na usapang pangkapayapaan ng NDFP at GPH.

The Hague Joint Declaration, gustong baklasin ng GPH

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Hindi lamang ang JASIG ang pilit na binabaklas ng GPH. Inaatake rin nito ang iba pang susing mga kasunduan, katulad ng The Hague Joint Declaration (THJD) na pinirmahan ng dalawang panig noong 1992.

Noong Pebrero 2011, nagkunwari ang GPH na kinikilala at pinanghahawakan nito ang 12 nauna nang mga kasunduan sa pagitan nito at ng NDFP na produkto ng ilang dekadang negosasyon. Pero noon ding panahong iyon ay idineklara nito ang THJD bilang "pamamaraan lamang" at hindi dokumentong nagsisilbing pundasyon ng buong usapan.

2 mangangaso, pinatay ng militar

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Dalawang mangangaso ang walang awang pinatay ng mga pwersang militar habang dalawang myembro ng grupo ng mga maralita ang iligal na inaresto.

Pebrero 16. Pinagbabaril ng isang tim ng Philippine Army Special Forces ang apat na mangangaso sa Barangay Ilayang Atingay, Magdalena, Laguna. Pinabulaanan ng mga residente na nakakakilala sa apat na biktima ang paratang ng militar na mga kasapi sila ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB) at armado ng malalakas na kalibreng baril. Agad na napatay sina Jessie Perez, 15 anyos, at Christian Luceto, 35 anyos. Ang dalawa pa na dinala sa ospital ay nasa malubhang kalagayan.

Mga rapist na pwersa ng 9th IB, dapat parusahan

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Kinundena ng GABRIELA ang panggagahasa ng pitong sundalo ng 9th IB sa isang 21 taong dalaga sa loob ng kampo militar nito sa Masbate noong Pebrero 12. Kinilala ng biktima ang mga nanggahasa sa kanya na sina Cpl. Gilbert Quinito alias "Jeric" at anim na iba pang kasapi ng Bravo Company na nakabase sa Barangay Puro, Aroroy, Masbate

Ayon kay Lana Linaban, pangkalahatang kalihim ng GABRIELA, dapat kagyat na imbestigahan ng mga kinauukulang ahensya ng gubyerno ang karumal-dumal na krimen. Binalaan ng GABRIELA ang Armed Forces of the Philippines na huwag makialam sa kaso para pagtakpan ang insidente at bigyang-proteksyon ang mga manggagahasa sa kanilang hanay.

Pagtatagumpay laban sa militarisasyon sa Central Panay

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Sa ilalim ng digmang mapanupil na Oplan Bayanihan (OPB) ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), isinasagawa ng mga pasistang sundalo ang tinaguriang mga civil-military operation (CMO) para umano "makuha ang tiwala" ng mamamayan. Sa ilalim ng programang ito, pinananatili ng mga pasistang sundalo ang presensya nila sa mga sentro ng paninirahan ng masa.

Sabwatan ng militar at bandidong grupo, binatikos

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Mariing binatikos ng Herminio Alfonso Command-Guerrilla Front 53 Operations Command (BHB-Southern Mindanao) ang talamak na paglabag ng Federation of Manobo-Matigsalog Tribal Council (Femmatric) sa karapatang-tao ng mga Lumad sa distrito ng Marilog, sa Bukidnon at sa Arakan Valley.

Ang Femmatric na pinamumunuan ni Lito Gawilan ay sangkot sa pangangamkam ng lupa, pagnanakaw, pagbebenta ng pekeng gold bar at pangingilkil sa maliliit na negosyante sa haywey ng Bukidnon.

BHB sa Abra at Kalinga, pinuri ng CPDF

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Pinuri ng Cordillera People's Democratic Front (CPDF) ang dalawang kumand ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB) sa Ilocos-Cordillera Region--ang Agustin Begnalen Command (ABC) ng Abra sa matagumpay nitong pagbigo sa atake ng militar at ang Lejo Cawilan Command (LCC) ng Kalinga sa paglunsad ng isang taktikal na opensiba sa detatsment ng 77th IB-CAA noong Pebrero 3.

Bagong Subic, nais itayo para sa militar ng US

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Nangangailangan ang imperyalistang US ng isang ala-Subic Naval Base o pasilidad militar para sa regular na pagpapadaong ng mga barko-de-gera, paglalapagan ng kanilang mga spy plane at pagpapahingahan at paglilibangan ng libu-libong tropang Amerikano na nakatakdang maglibot sa iba't ibang mga bansa sa Asia-Pacific sa darating na mga taon.

Panghihimasok-militar ng US, umani ng pagbatikos

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Naglunsad ng mga kilos-protesta noong nakaraang linggo ang mga progresibong grupo para batikusin ang pananatili ng mga sundalo ng US sa bansa. Ayon sa kanila, ang paglalabas-masok ng mga sundalong Amerikano sa Pilipinas ay senyales na may namumuong panghihimasok-militar hindi lamang sa bansa kundi maging sa buong Asia-Pacific.

Dambuhalang tubo sa industriya ng langis noong 2011

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Walang ibang nakikinabang sa tuluy-tuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng krudo at repinadong langis kundi ang malalaking kapitalistang nagmomonopolyo sa pandaigdigang industriya ng langis at ang mga kasabwat nitong malalaking kapitalista sa pinansya.

Noong nagdaang taon, umabot sa kabuuang $136.8 bilyon ang pinagsamang tubo ng limang pinakamalalaking kumpanya sa langis. Katumbas ito ng halos 60% ng ekonomya ng Pilipinas. Ibig sabihin, kada oras ay tumatabo ng halos $16 milyong tubo ang mga monopolyo kapitalista. Bukod sa British Petroleum, ang tubo ng pinakamalalaking kumpanya sa langis ay umabot sa 32% kumpara noong nagdaang taon.

Kumpanya Tubo (bilyong dolyar)
Exxon Mobil 41.1
Royal Dutch Shell 28.6
Chevron-Texaco 26.9
British Petroleum 23.9
Total Petroleum 16.3
Kabuuan 136.8

Pagtaas ng presyo ng langis, sinalubong ng mga protesta

ANG BAYAN
21 February 2012

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Sinalubong ng mga kilos-protesta ang muling pagtaas ng presyo ng langis noong Pebrero 14--ang araw na binansagan nilang "Heartless Valentine's Day". Naglunsad ng rali ang Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) at mga alyado nito sa Quezon City Welcome Rotonda. Inakusahan nila si Benigno Aquino III na walang puso para sa mamamayan. Iginiit ng BAYAN na walang batayan ang pagtaas ng presyo ng langis dahil puro lamang ispekulasyon at manipulasyon sa presyo ang ginagawa ng mga dayuhang kartel.

Naglunsad din ng kilos-protesta ang grupong GABRIELA sa Divisoria, Maynila at sa San Pedro Street sa Davao City noong araw na iyon. Kinabukasan, nagpiket ang GABRIELA sa oil depot sa Pandacan, Maynila. Anito, parang "linta" ang mga dayuhang kumpanya ng langis dahil sa napakalakas sumipsip ng tubo habang patuloy naman nitong pinahihirapan ang taumbayan. Nananawagan sila sa gubyernong Aquino na ibasura ang Oil Deregulation Law at Value Added Tax sa langis.

CPDF slams brazen lies of the AFP amidst successful tactical offensives of the NPA

Simon Naogsan (Ka Filiw)
Cordillera People's Democratic Front
February 10, 2012

The Cordillera People's Democratic Front commends both the Agustin Begnalen Command (ABC) of the NPA-Abra Province for successfully repulsing a military attack, and the Lejo Cawilan CoOmmand (LCC)) of the NPA-Kalinga Province for conducting a tactical offensive on a heavily fortified detachment simultaneously last February 3.