“China must recognize and respect the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Philippines.”
The CPP’s Central Committee and the NPA’s National Operational Command said the interim ceasefire takes effect today and will remain valid during the course of peace negotiations until superseded by a joint ceasefire agreement or until a notice of termination of the said ceasefire declaration takes effect.
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They chose to fight the monsters plaguing the nation and respond to the call for revolutionary change.
“This ceasefire declaration is encouraged by the GRP’s facilitation of the release of nearly all NDFP consultants who are set to participate in peace negotiations in the course of the next several months.”
“He (Duterte) is showing himself to be more and more cantankerous, inventing one reason after another to attack the CPP and NPA instead of finding ways to push forward peace negotiations,” the CPP said.
“As we welcome the unilateral declaration of ceasefire as a boost to peace talks, we must remind ourselves that it is not so much the absence of war than the presence of justice and freedom that makes peace,” the CPP said.
The publication of the latest volume of Sison’s Selected Writings covering the years 2010-2011 in Build the People’s Power (2016) by the International Network for Philippines Studies reaffirms his place as the emblematic Filipino radical thinker of the last five decades.
“Duterte seems in large part progressive, and in part (hopefully just minor and small) compromising with classes different from the masses.” – Prof. Jose Maria Sison
“The US aims to firm up its military foothold in the country, which serves as a base for forward deployment of military forces in line with its hegemonic ‘Asia pivot’ to secure for itself the trade routes, sources of cheap labor and areas for investments in the Asia-Pacific countries.”
Hundreds of members of revolutionary organizations under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) staged a lighting rally Dec. 19 to mark the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). With their faces covered, members of the Revolutionary Council of Trade Unions (RCTU), Katipunan ng Samahang Manggagawa (Kasama), Kabataang Makabayan (KM),…
Lawyers of the Tiamzon couple asked the court, presided by Judge Madonna Echiverri, to give them five days to study the records and the evidence so they could appraise their clients about the charges being filed against them, but the court proceeded with the arraignment.