5-day local ceasefire ends today; NDFP-Mindanao thanks all for the safe release of the Alegria POWs

Jorge Madlos (Ka Oris)
1 August 2014

The 5-day ceasefire declared by the NDFP-NEMR, which began 12NN of July 27, covering six (6) towns of Agusan del Norte and three (3) of Surigao del Norte, ends today, August 01, at noontime.  The said ceasefire has been called for to provide the safe and orderly release of the four PNP prisoners of war (POW) who have been under the custody of the NPA as a result of the successful raid on the Alegria police headquarters on July 10, 2014.

The NDFP-Mindanao expresses its sincerest gratitude to the members of the Third Party facilitators, headed by the Rev. Bishop Rhee Timbang, Fr. Ramada and other religious groups, who have been hard at work, magnanimous and patient to bridge and forge a workable agreement between the NDFP-Mindanao and the GPH with regard to the terms of the ceasefire and the actual release.

Notorious 60th IB Suffers Eight Casualties In NPA Ambush In Kapalong, Davao del Norte

Ka Aris Francisco
NPA - Comval-North Davao South Agusan Sub-regional Command

July 30, 2014

Two fascist troops were killed and six others were wounded when Red Fighters under the Comval-North Davao South Agusan Sub-regional Command ambushed a platoon of 60th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in Sitio Kapatagan, Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte at 6am on July 29, 2014.

The NPA also seized from them 1 m60 machine gun and 1 m16 cobra, 4 pieces military packs, 4 cellphones, 500 rounds of machine gun ammunitions and 300 k3 rifle bullets.

Expose and repudiate Aquino's SONA lies--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
July 30, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called on the Filipino people to expose and repudiate the lies and illusions churned out by Benigno Aquino III during his state of the nation address last Monday.

"Aquino's state of the nation address was built on a foundation of lies," said the CPP. "It painted a picture of progress and hope to conceal the reality of rapidly deteriorating conditions that impose heavier socio-economic burdens on the broad masses of the Filipino people," said the CPP.

AFP suffers 12 casualties in NPA offensives in MisOr-Bukidnon

Lorena Mangahas
NPA-Eastern Misamis Oriental-Northeastern Bukidnon Sub-regional Command
July 28, 2014

Six were killed while another six were wounded among the reactionary armed forces in seven offensive actions launched by the New People's Army under the Eastern Misamis Oriental-Northeastern Bukidnon (NPA-EMONEB) Sub-regional Command since July 1, 2014. The following are the details:

July 25, an NPA team harassed the 8th IB-CAA detachment in Km. 30, Brgy. Calabugao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, around 1:00 AM.

July 24, around 8:00 PM, an NPA team harassed another 8th IB-CAA detachment in Brgy. Hagpa, Impasug-ong.

Oust the Aquino regime for criminal abandonment of the Yolanda survivors and calamitous governance

Fr. Santiago Salas
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Eastern Visayas
Hulyo 29, 2014

The people of Eastern Visayas have one answer to the puppet president Aquino who delivers his fifth state of the nation address this July 28: You should leave your office or we will make you leave.

They are fed up with the loud and putrid talk of Aquino in glorifying the yellow stains of his corruption, treachery, puppetry, injustice and fascism on the national fabric. In the past year alone, Aquino's calamitous presidency bore down on the people to unprecedented suffering in the region.

Remember the criminal negligence of the Aquino regime in the more than 8,000 people who died during Supertyphoon Yolanda last Nov. 8, 2013, most of them in Tacloban City, because the reactionary government remained sorely unprepared before and after the storm. Remember Maria Elisa Ocenar and her six children, who were all burned to death last May 28, 2014 in a tent city of Yolanda survivors in Tacloban. To date, almost one million families remain without decent housing, with thousands living in inhuman conditions in tent cities and the corruption-ridden bunkhouses constructed by the Aquino regime.

On the release of four (4) prisoners of war (POW)

Luis G. Jalandoni
Chairperson, Negotiating Panel
Member, National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
July 27, 2014

As a goodwill gesture to promote the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and as a response to the appeals of the families of the Prisoners of War (POWs), the NDFP is releasing the four POWs recently taken into custody by the New People's Army.

An order to suspend all offensive operations of NPA units in six (6) towns of Surigao del Norte and three (3) of Agusan del Norte to pave the way for the safe release of the 4 prisoners of war

Maria Malaya
NDFP-North Eastern Mindanao Region
27 July 2014

It has come to the attention of National Democratic Front of the Philippines in the North East Mindanao Region (NDFP-NEMR) that the Government of the Philippines (GPH) has expressed its intention to grant the request of the families of the four Prisoners of War (POW) under the custody of the New People’s Army (NPA) and the Third Party facilitators for the temporary cessation of military operations in order to allow the safe release of said 4 POWs.

And that, moreover, the GPH have positively considered to reciprocate the adjusted proposal of the NDFP-Mindanao for a 5-day ceasefire, which, in effect, creates a favorable condition for the safety and security of the POWs, the GPH representatives, the Third Party Facilitators, the families, the media, the NPA custodial unit and all those who will attend the release of the 4 POWs on Tuesday, 29 July 2014.

CPP denounces AFP for defense of EDCA

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

July 29, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounced the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for its "defense of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) which tramples on Philippine national sovereignty by paving the way for the reestablishment of US military bases and facilities in the country."

"The AFP is proving itself to be the bastion of indefatigable defenders of US imperialist intervention and dominance in the Philippines in asserting that the Philippines needs the EDCA," said the CPP.

The socio-economic and political state of Mindanao is far worse than is being pictured by the reactionary US-Aquino Regime

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
28 July 2014

Today, on his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), Benigno Aquino III will again surely paint a rosy picture of the country, including particularly of Mindanao, but reality, however, will show that the socio-economic and political situation in Mindanao have plunged to levels far worse than previous regimes.

The economic development Aquino III promised in his first SONA has not materialized to favor the vast majority of the people in Mindanao. The Mindanao peasantry continues to wallow in abject poverty, majority whom are still dispossessed of land to till, exploited and oppressed by big landlords and plantation-owning foreign and local big bourgeois monopoly capitalists. The urban poor in all cities in the island continue to be displaced as houses are demolished in favor of big bourgeois comprador interests.

Sabat sa mga pamangkot halin sa Senior Colonel Executive Participants sang National Defense College, paagi sa ila nga Propesor nga si General Fermin de Leon, Jr.

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
July 21, 2014

Translation: Replies to questions from Senior Colonel Executive Participants, National Defense College, through their Professor General Fermin de Leon, Jr.

  • 1. Ano ang pinakadaku mo nga motibasyon sa matutom nga pagpursige sang imo nga kawsa?

JMS: Pag-alagad sa pumuluyong Pilipino, labi na ang masang anakbalhas sang mga mamumugon kag mangunguma, sa linya ang pungsodnon nga paghilway kag demokrasya batuk sa dumuluong nga monopolyong kapitalismo, pyudalismo kag burukrata kapitalismo, kag hawanan ang dalan para sa isa ka bag-o nga basehan kag mas maayo nga palaabuton.

Aquino using AFP/PNP to protect his DAP regime--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
July 27, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said the Aquino regime is using the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to defend his regime amid widespread and groundswelling protests demanding his ouster over pervasive graft and corruption cases.

"Aquino's military and police officials are frenziedly doing the rounds of their units to dissuade soldiers and police personnel from engaging in critical discussion over the issues of graft and corruption and diversion of public funds with the aim of keeping the AFP and PNP firmly defending the Aquino regime with arms," pointed out the CPP.