Filipino people laud UP students for confronting Abad

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)
September 20, 2014

The broad masses of the Filipino people express their gratitude to the UP students for confronting and exposing Florencio “Butch” Abad, Aquino's budget secretary and principal architect of the Disbursement Acceleration Program and other pork barrel schemes.

The confrontation last September 18 at the UP School of Economics (UPSE) in Diliman occurred as Abad, cordoned by his burly bodyguards, jostled their way past a group of students in order to dodge the critical questions on the DAP being hurled against him. He had just spoken at a forum where he defended the DAP and justified the failure of the Aquino regime to allocate sufficient resources for UP, other state universities and public services.

The revolutionary proletariat in the Philippines: Building a just and democratic society

Coni K. Ledesma
International Spokesperson, Malayang Samahan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA)
September 20, 2014

Contribution to the Fourth New World Summit. Brussels, Belgium

Good afternoon, dear friends and comrades.

It is a great honor for me to participate in the fourth New World Summit – Brussels, and for me to speak under the section of Progressive State.

I would like to thank and congratulate Jonas Staal, Robert Kluijver, Younes Bouadi, Reneé in der Maur, Paul Kuipers, and everyone else who worked so hard to make this fourth New World Summit a success.

Today I will speak about the progressive state developing in the Philippines today.

Oppose emergency powers and Aquino’s push for a second or extended term

Communist Party of the Philippines
September 19, 2014

The Filipino people oppose Benigno Aquino’s proposals for an extended or second term. They oppose, as well, the plan to grant Aquino special powers to enter into contracts to increase domestic power supply in a redux of the Ramos IPP contracts that lead to increases in power rates.

In putting forward proposals for a second term, Aquino is engaging in megalomaniac fantasies of infallibility and purity. He is conjuring the illusion of deep-going support and widespread clamor for his perpetuation. Like all dictators, he portrays himself as self-sacrificing in planning to prolong his stay in power.

Open Letter to the Media

Fr. Santiago Salas
National Democratic Front of the Philippines, Eastern Visayas  
September 19, 2014

This is in response to the opinion column of Mr. Alvin Arpon headlined  “Give Maj. Gen. Palparan his basic right to defend himself” and posted on the Sept. 3 internet edition of Leyte Samar Daily Express. We in the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas do not agree with Mr. Arpon's militarist views. We also think that such militarism has a certain level of influence among the regional media and is therefore harmful to the people's interests.

Mr. Arpon argues the military establishment should provide for the safety of the former army commanding general in the region, who is accused of gross human rights violations here and elsewhere. Indeed, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has succeeded in obtaining custody over Palparan. A former military officer on trial  for human rights violations cannot even be kept hold of by the Aquino government's criminal justice system. Such a sense of entitlement by the military. Impunity is really alive and well, rearing one ugly head from Palparan to others today who maintain his legacy of human rights violations.

NDF hits proxy war, suppression campaign in Kapalong

Rubi del Mundo
NDFP - Southern Mindanao
September 18, 2014

The National Democratic Front Southern Mindanao assails the relentless and sustained suppression campaign and proxy war by the 10th Infantry Division-Eastern Mindanao Command AFP against the Lumad communities in the tri-boundaries of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Agusan del Sur provinces.

By far, the AFP has poured in the largest number of Army battalions in Southern Mindanao and other areas in Mindanao with the objective of decisively crushing the revolutionary movement. But their intensified campaign has merely gained them further notoriety in the hearts of the masses.

Tubag sa bakak nga manifesto

Ka Aris Francisco
Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Subregional Command
September 18, 2014

Ang manifesto dili lehitimo o wala nagsubay sa usa ka lehitimo o demokratikong proseso kung diin ang tinuod nga tingog o mithi sa mga gipagulang mipirma niini mao ang katawhang Lumad ug mag-uuma nga apektado sa militarisasyon. Ang maong manifesto usa ka maniobra sa AFP sa pakigkonsabohay sa LGU sa Kapalong ug sa NCIP, ug gigamit niini ang paramilitary nga Alamara ug AMADO.

Nagpatawag ang AMADO, ang organisasyon nga ilalom ni Osmundo Bungolan og miting niadtong Setyembre 1 ug 2 sa mga sitio lider ug boardmembers niini. Matod pa sa mga mitambong, wala gitin-aw unsa ang agenda sa miting, mao nga nagdahum sila nga kabahin sa mga projects nila ang hisgutan. Sa aktwal nga tigum, natingala na lang ang uban nga nanambong kay gisingit man diay ang agenda sa Alamara, ang pagtukod ug pagrekluta og mga Alamara ug ang kunuhay pagkamugna ug pagtamla sa usa ka manifesto sa mga Lumad sa Gupitan.

Hinggil sa paglilipat kay Palparan sa punong himpilan ng Army

Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
Setyembre 16, 2014

Translation: On the transfer of Palparan to the Army headquarters

Mariing kinukundena ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) ang paglilipat sa detensyong militar sa pasistang berdugo si (ret.) Gen. Jovito Palparan sa Custodial Center ng AFP sa Fort Bonifacio.

Ang paglilipat kay Palparan sa punong himpilan ng militar ay malaking insulto sa libu-libong biktima ng pang-aabusong militar na isinagawa ng mga sundalo at mga pwersang paramilitar na nasa kanyang kumand.

On the transfer of Palparan to the Army headquarters

Communist Party of the Philippines
September 16, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns in the strongest terms possible the transfer of the fascist butcher (ret.) Gen. Jovito Palparan to military detention at the AFP Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio.

Palparan’s transfer to the military headquarters is a grave insult to the thousands victimized by military abuses committed by the soldiers and paramilitary forces he commanded.