ANG BAYAN, 7 December 2013


Resist the mounting burdens being heaped on the shoulders of typhoon Yolanda victims


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A full month after supertyphoon Yolanda barreled through a vast portion of the Visayas, the victims of the storm have yet to find relief from their suffering. Instead, more hardships are in store for them as the Aquino regime persists in its criminal negligence and in exploiting their misery for the benefit of foreign and local big capitalists and landlords.


The Aquino government has been cruel and callous to the victims’ plight. Corruption and rotten politics are rife in the way the regime… More

CPP condemns GPH 40-year sentence against NDFP Consultant Eduardo Sarmiento

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
December 13, 2013


The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today condemned the Aquino regime and the Muntinlupa City regional trial court for convicting and sentencing NDFP Peace Consultant Eduardo Sarmiento to 40 years imprisonment over trumped-up charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives. The conviction and sentencing was carried out by Judge Myra Bayot Quiambo of Muntinlupa RTC Branch 203 last Wednesday.

Sarmiento serves as NDF Peace Consultant for the Eastern Visayas. He was in Metro Manila conducting discussions and consultations related to peace negotiations when he was arrested by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on February 24, 2009.

NPA attacks Bukidnon Police Headquarters; 13 firearms seized, 5 PNP casualties reported

Ka Isabel Fermiza
Mt. Apo Sub-Regional Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
December 13, 2013

Red fighters belonging to the New People’s Army Mt. Apo Subregional Command raided the municipal headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Kibawe town, Bukidnon province at 4:50 am, December 12. The tactical offensive lasted for a total of 17 minutes, resulting in the NPA’s seizure of thirteen (13) firearms: seven (7) M-16 Armalite rifles, three (3).45 caliber pistols, three (3) 9mm pistols, several ammunitions, uniforms and vhf. Five PNP forces on duty opened fire at the approaching NPA guerrillas who came in aboard six four-wheeled vehicles. The ensuing 10-minute battle killed two PNP forces and wounded three other police elements. The Red fighters then proceeded to confiscate the firearms for seven minutes, before withdrawing from the police station. Enemy casualties would have not occurred had the police opted to leave the NPA untouched when the latter conducted the raid and disarming of the PNP municipal headquarters.

Mensahe sa Rebolusyonaryong Partido Komunista ng Uruguay sa ika-41 anibersaryo ng Pagkakatatag nito

International Department
Komite Sentral
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
Disyembre 13, 2013
 

Translation: Message to the Uruguayan Communist Revolutionary Party on its 41st Founding Anniversary

Ipinaaabot ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) ang pinakamaalab ng rebolusyonaryong pagbati sa pamunuan at buong kasapian ng Partido Comunista Revolucionario del Uruguay sa ika-41 anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag nito! Binabati namin kayo sa ngalan ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB), ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at iba pang rebolusyonaryong pwersa sa aming bansa.

Ipinararating namin ang taus-pusong pagbati sa inyo sa pagpupunyaging gamitin ang Marxismo, Leninismo, Maoismo bilang pang-ideolohiyang gabay ninyo sa pamumuno sa rebolusyonaryong pakikibaka ng proletaryo at mamamayan ng Uruguay.

Pinahihirapan ni Aquino ang mamamayan sa pagtataas ng presyo ng kuryente at langis--PKP

Kawanihan sa Impormasyon
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
Disyembre 12, 2013

Translation: Aquino burdening people with power rate, oil price increases—CPP

Kinundena ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) ang rehimeng Aquino hindi lamang sa pagpapahintulot ng sunud-sunod na pagtataas ng presyo ng kuryente at langis, kundi maging sa pakikibahagi sa tubo ng mga kartel sa langis at mga burgesya kumprador sa pamamagitan ng kaalinsabay na paglaki ng kinukulekta nitong buwis. Ang pinakabagong serye ng mga pagtaas ay nakatakdang magpalala sa sosyo-ekonomikong pagdurusa na binabata na ng sambayanang Pilipino.

Noong Lunes, inianunsyo ng Department of Energy na pinayagan nito ang Manila Electric Company (Meralco) na ipataw ang mabigat na pagtaas ng bayad sa kuryente na P4.15 kada _kilowatt hour_ na uutay-utayin sa susunod na tatlong buwan, na magbubunsod ng 70% pagtaas sa mga bayarin sa kuryente ng mga karaniwang konsyumer pagkatapos ng tatlong buwan. Ang bayarin sa kuryente ng isang pamilya na may abereyds na 200 kilowatts na konsumo ay nakatadang tumataas ng dagdag na halos P900 sa unang buwan ng pagpapatupad.

People’s Democratic Government indicts 71st IB, GPH Fiscal, PNP, AFP officials, Aquino for murder of 8-year old Roque Antivo

Rubi del Mundo
NDFP-Southern Mindanao
December 12, 2013

A Special Investigative Body formed by the Compostela Valley People’s Democratic Government found “sufficient basis to constitute a people’s court to try” the officers and members of the 71st Infantry Battalion led by Lt. Col. Jerry T. Borja, Col. Angelito de Leon of the 1001st Brigade, Major Jake Obligado and GPH Prosecutor Graciano Arafol, Jr. for “ planning, aiding, abetting and conspiring in the commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity and serious violations of Human rights and international humanitarian law in the murder of Roque Antivo and frustrated murders of Jefrey Hernan and Earl Jhun Antivo” last April 3, 2013 in Brgy. Anitapan, Mabini, Compostela Valley.

An indictment was released last December 10, 2013 to 23 Respondents that also included GPH Pres. Benigno Aquino III, GPH Department of National Defense Chief Voltaire Gazmin, AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista, and Eastern Mindanao Command Commander Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz.  Aquino,as commander-in-chief, and Bautista were indicted for designing and carrying out, respectively, the Oplan Bayanihan which targets civilians like Roque.

Message to the Uruguayan Communist Revolutionary Party on its 41st Founding Anniversary

CPP International Department
Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines

December 13, 2013

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) conveys its warmest revolutionary greetings to the leadership and entire membership of the Partido Comunista Revolucionario del Uruguay on the 41st anniversary of its founding! We greet you on behalf of the New People’s Army (NPA), the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and other revolutionary forces in our country.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to you for persevering in using Marxism, Leninism and Maoism as your guiding ideology in leading the revolutionary struggles of the Uruguayan proletariat and people.

Aquino burdening people with power rate, oil price increases--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
December 12, 2013

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today condemned the Aquino regime not only for allowing the successive increases in power rates and oil prices, but for sharing in the profit with the oil cartels and bourgeois compradors through a concomitant increase in the collection of taxes. The latest round of increases is set to worsen the socio-economic misery already being suffered by the Filipino people.

Last Monday, the Department of Energy announced that it has allowed the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to increase its power rates by a hefty P4.15 per kilowatt hour spread over the next three months, leading to a 70% hike in the electricity bills of common consumers by the end of the period. The electric bill of a household with a monthly average consumption of 200 kilowatts is set to rise by nearly P900 in the first month of implementation.

IN HONOR OF NELSON MANDELA



Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
December 11, 2013

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, mourn the demise  of Nelson Mandela last December 5. We express our condolences to his family, his comrades in arms and the entire people of South Africa.  At the same time, we celebrate his great achievements as a revolutionary fighter in the service of the people of South Africa and the people of the world.

We honor him for his perseverance in fighting for the national and social liberation of the oppressed people of various races against the white colonial and racist minority rule of apartheid, for suffering 27 years of imprisonment, for his outstanding role as president of the African National Congress (ANC) and as president of South Africa in the dismantling of the apartheid regime and for establishing a new nation state based on the equality of the black majority and other races in South Africa.

Condemn AFP’s chronic disrespect for human rights in the Cordilleras! Defeat Oplan Bayanihan! Fight for just and lasting peace!

Magno Udyaw
Leonardo Pacsi Command, NPA – Mountain Province
December 10, 2013

On the occasion of the commemoration today of the international human rights day, the Leonardo Pacsi Command of the New People’s Army strongly condemns the 5th Infantry Division and PNP-Cordillera for their recent spate of human rights violations.

In just a span of one week, 13 civilians, including four minors and a foreigner, fell victim to military abuses in the ongoing combat operations of the 41st IB, 50th IB, 503rd Infantry Brigade PA, all under the 5th ID, and the PNP in Mountain Province and its boundary with Abra.  Two of the minors were supposed to gather firewood when they were chanced upon by the operating military and police troops last November 13 in Lesnadan, Bangaan in Sagada. 

Hamon ng PKP sa mga tagapagtaguyod ng HR/IHL, tutulan ang malawakang kampanya ng pambobomba ng AFP

Kawanihan sa Impormasyon
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
Disyembre 10, 2013

Translation: Oppose widespread AFP aerial bombing campaigns, CPP urges HR/IHL advocates

Inalala ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) ang ika-65 anibersaryo ng Pangkalahatang Deklarasyon hinggil sa mga Karapatang-tao sa pamamagitan ng panawagan sa lahat ng tagapagtaguyod at tagapagtanggol ng mga karapatang-tao at internasyunal na makataong batas na ilantad at labanan ang kampanya ng pambobombang ginagawa ng rehimeng Aquino at ng aramdong pwersa nito na pumipinsala sa mga ari-arian ng masa at agrikultural na ikinabubuhay, nagsasapanganib sa buhay ng masa at nagdudulot ng matinding sikolohikal na trauma sa mga residente.

"Malalang paglabag sa mga karapatang-tao at internasyunal na makataong batas ang walang-patumanggang pambobomba na inilulunsad ng AFP sa ilalim ng gerang mapanupil ng Oplan Bayanihan nito," anang PKP. "Lubos na nagkukunwari ang rehimeng Aquino sa ipnamamaraling itinataguyod nito ang kapayapaan at karapatang-tao habang patuloy itong gumagawa ng malalalang pang-aabuso at brutalidad sa mamamayan."

NPA’s Response to General Catapang’s Hypocritical Pretensions

Magno Udyaw
Leonardo Pacsi Command Command, NPA – Mountain Province
December 7, 2013

To the challenge issued by AFP Northern Luzon Command chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr. to the New People’s Army, in connection with climate change, we say “Yes, We accept the challenge!”  In fact we issue forth the same challenge to the general to be true to his words.

The revolutionary movement has always had a consistent policy and record in protecting the environment, even before climate change became a pressing issue.  History has witnessed how the CPP-NPA and its revolutionary mass base fought against the large-scale land grabbing and devastation of the environment, perpetrated by big foreign and local capitalists, through destructive and greed driven economic activities such as logging and mining. Furthermore, the NPA respects and promotes the positive practices and traditions national minorities follow in their proper use and conservation of forests, rivers and other natural resources.

BHB at mamamayan ng Tarlac naglunsad ng relief operation para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda

NPA-Tarlac Provincial Operations Command
December 5, 2013

Kaisa ang yunit ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan, pinamunuan ng mga rebolusyonaryong pwersa sa Tarlac ang isang relief operation para sa paghahatid ng tulong sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda sa Kabisayaan. Sumaklaw ang naturang aktibidad ng 21 barangay sa 4 na bayan sa isang larangang gerilya sa naturang probinsya. Nagtagal ng isang linggo ang pangangalap ng tulong sa layuning agad na makapagpadala sa mga apektadong probinsya[1].

Sa gitna ng kanilang pagrekober sa bagyong Santi noong Oktubre kung saan maraming bahay ang nawalan ng bubong, maraming pananim ang nasira at mayroon ding mga nasawi, naging mahigpit na kalahok ang mamamayan sa pagpaplano ng naturang relief operation.

Masang magsasaka ng Gitnang Luson, Ipagtanggol ang karapatan sa lupa sa Gitnang Luson! Isulong ang Rebolusyong Agraryo!

Sa ika-150 taong kaarawan ng rebolusyonaryong si Andres Bonifacio

Pambansang Katipunan Ng Magbubukid – Gitnang Luson
Nobyembre 30, 2013

Sa paggunita ng ika-150 taong kaarawan ng rebolusyonaryong si Andres Bonifacio, pinananawagan ng Pambansang Katipunan ng Magbubukid – Pambansa Demokratikong Prente ng Gitnang Luson (PKM – NDF) sa malawak na masang magsasaka na isulong ang Rebolusyong Agraryo at Demokratikong Rebolusyong Bayan.  Kaugnay nito, inaatasan ng pang-rehiyonal na organo ng PKM ang iba’t ibang balangay sa mga probinsya at bayan na isulong ang karapatan sa lupa, partikular ang okupasyon ng sakahan o bungkalan at pakikinabang sa ani mula rito.  Ang dakilang layunin ng Katipunan, sa pamumuno ni Bonifacio, na ipamahagi ang malawak na lupa sa mga magsasaka at wasakin ang monopolyong kontrol ng mga panginoong maylupa (PML) ay lubos na makatarungan at makatwiran sa kasalukuyang pamumuno ng reaksyunaryong rehimeng US-Aquino.

Oppose widespread AFP aerial bombing campaigns, CPP urges HR/IHL advocates

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
December 10, 2013

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today marked the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights by calling on all advocates and defenders of human rights and international humanitarian law to expose and oppose the aerial bombing campaigns being conducted by the Aquino regime and its armed forces which have been damaging people's properties and agricultural livelihood, endangering the lives of people and causing grave psychological trauma to residents.

"The indiscriminate bombing runs being conducted by the AFP under its Oplan Bayanihan war of suppression are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law," said the CPP. "The Aquino regime is utterly hypocritical in claiming that it upholds peace and human rights when it continues to commit grave abuses and brutalities against the people."

Panunupil ni Aquino sa mga biktima sa mga lugar na sinalanta ng kalamidad, kinundena ng PKP

Kawanihan sa Impormasyon
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
Disyembre 09, 2013


Translation: CPP condemns Aquino suppression of victims in calamity-stricken areas

Kinudena ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas ang rehimeng Aquino at ang armadong pwersa nito sa pagpapatupad ng patakaran ng panunupil sa mga magsasaka, manggagawang bukid, mangingisda, pambansang minorya at iba pang sektor ng anakpawis sa mga lugar na sinalanta ng kalamidad sa deperadong pagtatangkang pahupain ang pagkadismaya ng taumbayan sa kriminal na pagpapabaya ng naghaharing rehimen.

"Ang pinaigting na paggamit ng panunupil ng militar at pulisya ng rehimeng Aquino ay palatandaan ng pagkabigo ng reaksyunaryong gubyerno na mabilisang ihatid ang mga suplay na pan-relief at pangkagipitan sa gitna ng matinding kalamidad at ng lansakang kapabayaan sa pagsasagawa ng rehabilitasyon," anang PKP.

[VIDEO] Ang Bayan, 7 December 2013




Labanan ang dagdag-pahirap sa mga biktima ng bagyong Yolanda


Isang buwan matapos hagupitin ng superbagyong Yolanda ang malaking bahagi ng Kabisayaan, hindi pa rin naiibsan ang paghihirap ng mga biktima ng sakuna. Bagkus, ibayo pang pasakit at pahirap ang kanilang haharapin sa patuloy na kriminal na pagpapabaya sa kanila ng rehimeng Aquino at pagsasamantala sa kanilang abang kalagayan sa kapakinabangan ng dayuhan at lokal na malalaking kapitalista at panginoong maylupa.
Malupit at walang malasakit ang gubyernong Aquino sa mga nasalanta. Talamak ang…

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Hinggil sa Oplan Bayanihan at sa prospek ng kapayapayaan at katarungang pangkapaligiran

Presentasyon sa Media Forum hinggil sa Oplan Bayanihan at sa mga Prospek sa Kapayapayaan at Katarungang Pangkapaligiran

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines

Itinaguyod ng Apo Sandawa Lumadnung Panaghiusa sa Cotabato (ASLPC)

at ng Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas- Probinsya ng Kutabato (KMP-PK)
Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
Disyembre 9, 2013


Mga Kababayan at Kaibigan,

Salamat sa pag-imbita sa akin para maging tagapagsalita sa Media Forum (Talakyan ng Midya) hinggil sa Oplan Bayanihan at sa mga Prospek sa Kapayapaan at Katarungang Pangkapaligiran. Batid ko ang malasakit ninyo sa kapayapaan at kaayusan at sa kalagayang pangkapaligiran sa Mindanao at ikinalulugod ko ang inyong hangaring maunawaan ang mga ugat na nagbubunsod ng problema.

On Oplan Bayanihan and the prospects of peace and environmental justice

Presentation at the Media Forum on Oplan Bayanihan and the Prospects of Peace and Environmental Justice

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
 
Sponsored by the Apo Sandawa Lumadnung Panaghiusa sa Cotabato (ASLPC)
and Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas - Probinsya sa Kutabato (KMP-PK)
Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
09 December 2013

Dear Compatriots and Friends,

Thank you for inviting me to be your speaker in this Media Forum on Oplan Bayanihan and the Prospects of Peace and Environmental Justice.  I am mindful of your concern about the peace and order and environmental situation in Mindanao and I appreciate your desire to understand the root causes of the problems.

Isang kasapi ng CAFGU-AFP, sumuko sa Demokratikong Gobyernong Bayan! Pinalaya sa batayang makatao, matapos mangakong tuluyang lilisanin ang CAFGU-AFP at magbabagong buhay na!

Macario “Ka. Karyo” Liwanag
Narciso Antazo Aramil Command, NPA-RIZAL
Disyembre 9, 2013

Isang aktibong kasapi ng CAFGU ang sumuko sa demokratikong gobyernong bayan ng lalawigan ng Rizal. Ang nasabing CAFGU ay kasapi ng 3rd Rizal CAA Company.Sumapi siya sa CAFGU sa pangako ng AFP na gaganda ang buhay ng mga sibilyang sasapi ditto at aktibong lalabanan ang CPP-NPA-NDFP. Sumapi siya sa CAFGU noon 2001 at aktibong kasapi nito hanggang sa magpasya siyang pakinggan ang kanyang mga kamag-anak na umalis na sa CAFGU at sumuko sa rebolusyonaryong kilusan upang makapamuhay ng malaya sa piling ng kanyang pamilya sa Rodriguez, Rizal.

CPP condemns Aquino suppression of victims in calamity-stricken areas

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
December 09, 2013

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns the Aquino regime and its armed forces for carrying-out the policy of suppression against the peasants, farm-workers, fisherfolk, indigeneous people and other toiling masses sectors in the calamity-stricken areas in a desperate attempt to quell the people's disgust against the criminal negligence of the ruling regime.

"The heightened use of military and police suppression by the Aquino regime is an indication of the failure of the reactionary government to rapidly deliver relief and emergency supply in the face of grave calamities and its utter incompetence in undertaking rehabilitation," said the CPP.

"As the Filipino people join in marking tomorrow the 65th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they stand up in protest against the Aquino regime and its Oplan Bayanihan campaign of suppression, which has resulted in rampant violations of human rights, especially against the downtrodden sectors in urban poor communities, in the countryside, mountainous areas and coastal areas," said the CPP.