Revolution is the only enduring path towards the genuine liberation of women

Jorge Madlos (Ka Oris)
08 March 2014

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao gives praise to all toiling Filipino women on the celebration of International Women's Day, saluting revolutionary women in particular for their perseverance in consistently carrying forward the struggle for genuine women's liberation along the line of the national democratic revolution.

The exploitation and oppression of women continues to intensify under the present semi-feudal and semi-colonial system, which is perpetuated by US imperialism and its local lackeys whose current handpicked head of state, Benigno Aquino III, treats women like objects. Filipino women suffer greatly under a social order that perpetuates women as passive, inferior, decorative members of society and domestic slaves, given only tokenistic recognition of their rights, unheeding to the struggles of their sector.

Block the US-Aquino regime's cha-cha scheme

7 March 2014
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The Filipino people face a great battle in their historic defense of the nation's sovereignty. Their enemy in this battle is the puppet Aquino regime which is now going all-out in pushing for changes in the provisions of the reactionary 1987 constitution in accordance with US imperialist desires.

Aquino has pulled all stops in using government funds to fuel the cha-cha train.

The entire people must take action and unite to block and derail this scheme by the US-Aquino regime whose end is no other than to condemn the Philippines to new depths of foreign exploitation and plunder.

Maria Malaya greets Filipino women on International Working Women's Day

Maria Malaya greets Filipino women on International Working Women's Day
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Women of the world, unite against imperialist globalization

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
March 8, 2014

Imperialism is destroying the lives of women. It is aggravating the exploitation of women and intensifying attacks on women's rights. Through the quintuple  neoliberal policies of pressing down wages, liberalization,  privatization, deregulation and denationalization, imperialism has reversed whatever gains the working women's movement has gained in more than a century of struggles. This is the context of our International Women's Day Commemoration this year.

Strewn along the path of neoliberalism are the tortured bodies of hundreds of millions of working women squeezed dry by monopoly capitalist extraction of superprofits. Outsourcing by big multinational corporations have depressed already low wages of workers, with developing countries trying to outdo each other in offering the lowest possible wages to outbid their rivals for contracts. Contractualization of labor, increased production quotas, shorter breaks, and extended working hours have now become the norm.

ANG BAYAN, 7 March 2014

Hadlangan ang cha-cha ng rehimeng US-Aquino

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Isang malaking laban ang kakaharapin ng mamamayang Pilipino sa makasaysayang pagtatanggol ng pambansang kalayaan. Kaharap na kaaway sa labang ito ang papet na rehimeng Aquino na ngayo’y puspusang nagtutulak na baguhin ang mga probisyon ng reaksyunaryong konstitusyon ng 1987 alinsunod sa kagustuhan ng imperyalismong US.

Todo-todo ngayon ang paggamit ni Aquino ng pondo ng gubyerno bilang panggatong sa umaarangkadang tren ng cha-cha (charter change o pagbabago sa konstitusyon). More....

CPP regrets injury of civilian medical personnel in March 2 NPA ambush; denounces AFP for concealing ambulances in military convoy

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
March 07, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) deeply regretted the wounding of four civilian medical personnel belonging to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) who were accidentally injured in an ambush carried out by a unit of the New People's Army at 7 pm last March 2, in Barangay Managa, Bansalan, Davao del Sur. At the same time, the CPP denounced the AFP's 39th Infantry Battalion for concealing the ambulance and endangering the lives of the civilian medical personnel.

According to initial reports by the NPA field unit, the Red fighters who carried out the ambush detonated an explosive against a convoy of two 6x6 military trucks. They succeeded in hitting the second truck but shrapnel inadvertently hit a trailing ambulance. The NPA unit reported that the Red fighters failed to distinguish the ambulance as it did not blare its sirens and turned off its lights.

Aquino risks leaving legacy of killing peace talks – NDFP

Luis Jalandoni
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
March 7, 2014

The Royal Norwegian Government (RNG) and peace advocates declare support for the willingness of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to hold informal peace talks with the Aquino government (GPH). But GPH President Aquino runs the risk of destroying chances for a negotiated peace with the NDFP by certain actions of his in violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).

President Aquino's appointment of former Philippine National Police General Lina Sarmiento as Chairperson of the Victims' Claimants Board and the exclusion of genuine representatives of the almost 10,000 victims of human rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship, constitute an act to sabotage the GPH-NDFP peace talks.

Mensahe ng Pagkundena sa Pampulitikang Persekusyon sa Maragondon, Cavite

Simeon Magdiwang
Marso 6, 2014

Mariing kinukundena ng National Democratic Front-Cavite ang pampulitikang panunupil ng rehimeng US-Aquino sa Barangay Patungan, Maragondon. Noong madaling araw ng ika-21 ng Pebrero, parang mga aswang na naghasik ng lagim ang mga reaksyunaryong pulis sa tahimik na nayon ng Barangay Patungan.

Sa kanilang kadesperaduhan, pinagtulung-tulungan pa ng mga elemento ng Cavite Provincial Public Safety Company, Special Weapons and Tactics o SWAT, 734th Combat Squadron ng Philippine Air Force, at Maragondon Municipal Police Station ang naturang operasyon. Pinamunuan ito ni Police Chief Inspector Egbert B. Tibayan sa direktang superbisyon ni Police Superintendent Dominic T. Bedia.

Nais pa sanang palihim na arestuhin ng mga reaksyunaryong pulis sina William Castillano, 60 taong gulang, at Lorenzo Obrado, 59 taong gulang, at tatlong iba pang kasapi ng Samahan ng Mangingisda sa Barangay Patungan.

NPA orders measures to assist rescue personnel injured in Bansalan tactical offensive

Rigoberto F. Sanchez
NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Command
March 5, 2014

The New People's Army Southern Mindanao Regional Command issues this apology for launching a counter-offensive ambush against the 39th Infantry Battalion March 2 at 7pm that hit an ambulance and injured four rescuers in Brgy. Managa, Bansalan, Davao del Sur. We express our deep regret and commiserate with the victims from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council namely Genaro Doronio Dumayas (driver), Bonita dela Cruz (nurse), Arnel Comandante Veloroso and Alberto Simbajon Cabual.

We take responsibility for this act as we take cognizance of the fact that the medical staff and mobile medical units should not have been made target of any attack and whose protection and/or safety is guaranteed under the international humanitarian law.

Gear up to stop Aquino's chacha train--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

March 05, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called on the Filipino people to gear up to do battle in order to put a stop to the Aquino regime's speeding charter-change (chacha) train.

"Benigno Aquino III is exerting all-out effort to provide the chacha train full momentum in order to ram through the anti-national provisions that will allow foreign big capitalists to own land and operate their business in the Philippines without restrictions," said the CPP.

"The CPP joins the Filipino people in denouncing the reactionary Philippine House of Representatives and its committee on constitutional amendments for ramming through the resolution to amend the 1987 constitution and approving it in less than two weeks and after just several perfunctory hearings."

Karumal-dumal na Pagpatay ng 201st Brigade sa isang Hors De Combat na NPA, Kinundena ng Apolonio Mendoza Command

Ka Armine De Guia
Apolonio Mendoza Command, NPA-Quezon
Marso 2, 2014

Karumal-dumal ang ginawang pagpatay ng mga tropa ng 201st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division ng Philippine Army kay Kasamang Roberto Campaner (Ka Brando), isang sugatang NPA na kanilang nahuli sa isang engkwentro sa pagitan ng isang yunit ng Apolonio Mendoza Command, New People's Army at pasistang tropa ng 201st Brigade noong ika-10 ng umaga ng Marso 1, 2014.

Sa nasabing engkwentro, nahuli nila si Kasamang Brando dahil sa tinamo nitong sugat. Hindi inasikaso ng pasistang tropa na magamot si Kasamang Brando, bagkus ang ginawa nila ay pinahirapan pa ang sugatang kasama, pinabayaan at tinuluyang patayin. Ayon mismo sa pahayag ng ilang opisyal ng Brgy. Sto. Nino Ibaba, ipinakita mismo sa kanila ng mga pasistang sundalo ang sugatang si Ka Brando bago ibinaba para dalhin sa pagamutan sa bayan ng Lopez.

Obama, Aquino equally drenched with the blood of victims of rights abuses--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
March 03, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) charged that the US government is just as responsible as the Aquino regime for the grave violations of human rights perpetrated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and various state paramilitaries under the regime's Oplan Bayanihan.

The CPP statement was issued in reaction to the published contents of the US State Department's 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices which cited continuing extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances undertaken by security forces in the Philippines.

NDFP demands release of Consultant George Geluz and other NDFP consultants

Luis G. Jalandoni
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
2 March 2014

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel strongly condemns the illegal arrest and detention of NDFP Consultant George Geluz. He is the holder of NDFP Document of Identification ND 978309 under the assumed name: Siloy Dimagiba. As an NDFP Consultant in the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDFP, he is covered by the protection of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) of 24 February 1995.

The JASIG was subsequently approved by the Principals of the GRP and the NDFP. It is an effective and binding reciprocal peace agreement.