NDF-Mindanao extends revolutionary greetings to the CPP on its 46th anniversary of rebuilding

Ka Oris
December 26, 2014

The National Democratic Front-Mindanao joins the rest of the proletariat and Filipino people in extending revolutionary greetings to the Communist Party of the Philippines on the occasion of its 46th anniversary of its rebuilding on December 26, 1968. The correct leadership of the Party has ensured the continuous advance of the people's democratic revolution throughout the country. The past year has witnessed major accomplishments in various fields of struggle despite the overwhelming superiority of the enemy under the current corrupt and puppet US-Aquino III regime.

Here in Mindanao, the Party organization likewise made its mark in advancing the armed and political mass struggles and contributed much to this overall nationwide advance. We can cite five (5) major achievements in this regard:

1. In armed struggle, we have maintained the guerilla fronts numbering 46 despite the relentless fascist attacks by the AFP which has now more than 55 infantry battalions engaged in counter-revolutionary suppression campaigns in Mindanao. Not one guerilla front was destroyed by the enemy.

The organized mass base comprise millions scattered throughout the majority of the provinces of the island. Many of the masses covered by the revolutionary organs of people's political power have benefited materially from the successful agrarian struggles launched by the peasant organizations.

The tactical offensives by the NPA totaled more than 300 and these garnered hundreds of firearms of various types and inflicted more than a battalion of regular enemy troops and paramilitary forces while the NPA suffered only a few Red fighters. As a result, more platoons were formed this year.

Undoubted the NPA, the people's army, is expanding and gaining strength.

2. In political mass struggles, the revolutionary forces guided by the CPP are active in majority of the urban centers of Mindanao, prominent of which are in the cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Surigao, Gen. Santos, Iligan, Zamboanga, Dipolog, Kidapawan, Cotabato, and Tagum.

Last December 10 on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, several thousands of the people in the major cities of the Mindanao launched rallies condemning the incapacity of the US-Aquino regime to uphold human rights and in fact to be culprit for the increase in human rights violations by the military-police-paramilitary units of the GPH (Government of the Philippines).

The recent Manilakbayan launched by the progressive groups of Mindanao travelled from the island to Metro Manila for several weeks and broadcasted the condemnation of the atrocities committed by the AFP-PNP-CAFGU in the island and the demands of the people to stop the militarization of the island and defend the rights of the masses. In Metro Manila, the Mindanao contingents plus other groups from the regions the lakbayan passed through, initiated mass actions that highlighted the issues brought by the Manilakbayan. The activities were a success.

3. In united front work, the Party and other allied organizations of the NDF continue to expand their influence to the different sectors of the society fighting against US imperialism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. Bilateral and multilateral relations have been established. We are working together with many progressives from the Catholic and Protestant churches, academy, legal and teacher professions, and other middle forces. We have also maintained relations with different Moro groups fighting for genuine autonomy and the right to self-determination, aside from the MILF which has turned its back on the armed struggle.

Through our united front work with the middle forces, the past year witnessed the great exposure of corruption in the Aquino administration and its being targeted by an increasing number of middle forces of the society. The so-called popularity of Aquino has greatly diminished. This is a victory by the people because it exposed his deception of being clean from corruption.

4. In Party building, particularly on the aspect of ideology, the Party continues to propagate Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to its members and other progressive groups in order to inculcate the scientific teachings of our revolutionary leaders. Thousands have finished the Basic Party and Intermediate Courses while several scores have finished the Advanced Party Course.

5. In Party building, particularly on the aspect of organization, the Party in Mindanao has expanded to tens of thousands, the majority can be founded in the Party branches and groups in the barrios, factories and enterprises, schools and communities. The various Party organizations exercise strong leadership in advancing the new democratic revolution. Their influence extend far and wide.

These in a nutshell are the victories of the Party in Mindanao. These are victories of the people also. These prove the failure of the reactionary US-Aquino regime in its Oplan Bayanihan which aims in suppressing the advance of the people's struggles for genuine independence, democracy and just peace.

These also are our strong points for the further advance of the revolution in the coming years.