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Atubangan sa kangitngit sa bag-ong balaud militar sa rehimeng US-Duterte, tibuok-kusog nga isulong ang gubat sa katawhan ngadto sa mas taas nga ang-ang!

Read in: English Karong adlawa gihandum nato ang ika-48 ka tuig nga kasumaran sa pagdeklarar sa pasistang diktaduryang US-Marcos sa Balaud Militar sa tibuok nasud ug ang bantugang pakigbisog sa katawhan sa tanang nataran batok sa maong tiranikong paghari nga […]

Amid the darkness of US-Duterte’s new martial law, resolutely advance the people’s war to a higher level!

Today we commemorate the 48th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the country by the fascist US-Marcos dictatorship, as well as, the great struggle of the people in all fields that culminated in the Edsa Uprising that toppled […]

Remembering the Marcos puppet fascist dictatorship: Revolutionary youth, unite and struggle to fight against Duterte’s new martial law!

On this September 21, 2020, the Filipino people are united in commemorating the day on which the puppet fascist dictator Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081, putting the entire Philippines under martial law, marking the beginning of his 14-year one-man […]

AFP and PNP are fascist dogs and liars

The AFP and PNP are fascist dogs and liars. Each day, more lies are being spewed from the AFP/PNP factory. In their desperation to chase the New People’s Army, the AFP once again hopelessly retaliated on civilians. While conducting clearing […]

NDF-Negros on the extension of the state of calamity in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte extended the period of the state of calamity due to the coronavirus until September 21, 2020 through Proclamation No. 1021. Despite having one of the longest and strictest lockdowns in the world, Covid19 infections continues to rise. […]

September 18 | NDF-Eastern Visayas
Army puts more barrios under RCSP, hamletting in Western Samar

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today denounced the Philippine Army for putting more barrios in Western Samar under hamletting and combat-intelligence-psywar operations veiled as Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP), which add undue hardship upon the people who face worsening health […]

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today welcomed the resolution issued by the European Parliament expressing “deepest concern at the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.” Members of the Parliament approved the resolution on Thursday with 626 votes in favor, seven against and 52 abstentions. “Much like Marcos before his ouster, Duterte has now become an international pariah,” said CPP Chief Information Officer Marco L. Valbuena. “The EU parliament vote confirms how isolated […]

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The fight to end US military intervention continues 30 years after MBA abrogation

Close to 30 years ago today, the Filipino people notched a historic victory when the Philippine Senate voted to reject the extension of the Military Bases Agreement of 1947. The vote came at the heels of months of mass protest actions demanding the dismantling of military bases leading to a massive demonstration that day. Under the MBA, the United States established and operated several military bases in the Philippines. The vote to reject its extension paved the way for the […]

What is Duterte’s deal with Russian and Chinese vaccine-makers?

Last night, Duterte disparaged Western pharmaceutical companies saying they are driven by “profit profit profit” as he continued his push for the purchase of Russian and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines. Addressing the Western companies, he promised to “kick your ass” and called on them to “Go back to your country.” Duterte clearly revealed his bias when he selectively condemned Western companies, when in fact Chinese and Russian capitalist pharmaceutical companies are no different terms of their drive for profit. The Russian […]

Duterte’s war is getting dirtier and bloodier

The murder of Leyson Sr., a civilian whose only relation to the armed movement is having a Red fighter son, is a gross violation of international rules of war and of universally accepted norms of a civilized conflict. We call on the Filipino people and international humanitarian and human rights agencies to expose and condemn this treacherous crime.

No acceptable justification for Pemberton pardon

Roque tried to justify Duterte’s granting of presidential pardon to US marine Pemberton by claiming it means “all Filipinos will have vaccines being developed by America.” What Roque is essentially saying, Duterte threw out the demand for Pemberton to properly serve his sentence in line with the desire of Jennifer Laude’s family, gave up the country’s sovereign right to mete out just punishment for violations of the country’s penal laws, basically set aside the country’s national dignity and displayed outright […]

Tribute to revolutionary Marxist intellectual Dr. Edberto Villegas

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) pays tribute to Dr. Edberto Villegas, former professor of the University of the Philippines and De La Salle University, who died last September 7 after suffering a stroke. He was 80 years old. The Party condoles with his family and colleagues. With Dr. Villegas’ passing, the Filipino people lost one of the country’s most fervent patriots, anti-imperialism champions and revolutionary intellectuals. He was among the founding members of the patriotic youth organization Kabataang […]

On Duterte’s granting of absolute pardon to Laude killer US Marine Pemberton

Duterte’s granting of absolute pardon to US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is an act of subservience to the US government and military, a grave injustice to Jennifer Laude and her family and, an act of national indignity and treachery to the Filipino people. Allowing Pemberton to go free without having properly served his sentence must be denounced with full force. The lack of justice in the Laude killing demonstrates in no uncertain terms why the US-Philippine Visiting Forces Agreement of […]

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NDFP to engage with VP Robredo for peace talks resumption
September 18, 2020

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) yesterday expressed intent to engage in discussions with Vice Pres. Leni Robredo regarding the issues in its peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). In an interview with Ang Bayan, recently appointed NDFP negotiating panel interim chairperson Julie de Lima said that “the NDFP, including its panel, should hold discussions with opposition parties, in particular, the Liberal Party,” and “engage the constitutional successor to press for the […]

The Marcos borrowing binge, a recurring historic phenomenon
September 13, 2020

Third part of the series on the Duterte regime’s borrowing binge. Read the first part, “Pandemic borrowing binge,” in Ang Bayan, August 21, 2020; second part, “Predicament to be caused by Duterte’s borrowing spree,” Ang Bayan, September 7, 2020. This coming September 21, the Filipino people will mark the 48th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. This was the start of an era marked by innumerable atrocities, cronyism and rampant corruption by the ruling […]

Getting away with murder: Before Jennifer Laude, US visiting troops face 10 cases
September 11, 2020

Rodrigo Duterte’s absolute pardon to US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton for killing Jennifer Laude in 2014 is only the latest in the string of injustices suffered by Filipinos in the past 22 years in the hands of US visiting troops under the Visiting Forces Agreement. The crimes they have committed against Filipinos have gone unpunished. Prior to Laude’s murder, at least ten cases against American soldiers who were in the country courtesy of the VFA, have been reported. Most of […]

Drug kingpin Duterte continues killing spree
September 10, 2020

Nothing, not even a pandemic, seems to slow down kingpin Rodrigo Duterte’s drug-related killing spree. A research published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on September 8 pointed out that Duterte’s bloody war on drugs has worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic. Analyzing the latest statistics of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on the drug war (PDEA), HRW determined that at least 155 persons were killed by the police in the past four months. The figure is 50% higher than the 103 […]

Mga yunit ng AFP, nagbarilan sa Davao de Oro
September 06, 2020

Hindi lamang sa Sulu nagaganap ang mga barilan sa pagitan ng mga armadong grupo ng reaksyunaryong estado. Madalas din itong nangyayari sa mga eryang kinikilusan ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB). Maraming kaso na mismong mga tropa ng Armed Forces of Philippines ang nasasangkot sa mga misengkwentro. Sa Southern Mindanao, iniulat ni Ka Rigoberto Sanchez, tagapagsalita ng BHB sa rehiyon, noong Agosto 29 ang magkakasunod na misengkwentro at walang patumanggang panganganyon ng militar na kumitil sa buhay ng sarili nitong mga […]

Soldiers to Samar peasants: Surrender or starve
September 03, 2020

Soldiers from the 8th ID are prohibiting peasants from harvesting their crops in at least two Samar towns to coerce them to “surrender” to the military. At least 39 peasant families in San Jose de Buan, Western Samar, were told to surrender as NPA members or else starve as they will not be permitted to tend to their farms and harvest rice. Residents of San Jose de Buan have been subjected to unabated attacks and surrender campaigns since May. In […]

AFP murders own agent, maliciously accuses NPA of crime
September 03, 2020

Elements of the 8th ID killed one of its own intelligence agents, Freddie Mabanan in Barangay Salvacion, San Jose de Buan last August 19. The soldiers attempted to shift the blame to the NPA to cover up the crime but Mabanan was able to identify his handlers in the 8th ID as the perpetrators just before he expired. The New People’s Army (NPA)-Western Samar said in a statement that even the likes of Mabanan, who had already “surrendered” to the […]

Fascist onslaught in Zambales paves way for renewed plunder
September 01, 2020

In August 21, around 190 Aeta families flocked to Barangay Aglao in San Marcelino, Zambales to seek refuge in the barangay’s covered court. Majority of the approximately 660 refugees are children. Terror drove the Aetas from their community in neighboring Barangay Buhawen, after four combat helicopters rained bombs in Sitio Lumibao . At least nine residents fleeing the bombings were illegally detained by operating troops on the charge that they were members of the New People’s Army. Four of the […]

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Pagpatin-aw sa pagkamatay kang PNP Intelligence Officer Dandan sa Surigao del Norte

Read in: Pilipino Napatay si PSSgt. Restie Dandan niadtong Agosto 18, 2020 pinaagi sa tulo ka bala sa .9mm, isip tugbang sa iyang pagka-aktibong tigpaniktik sa PNP batok sa mga rebolusyonaryong pwersa sa iyang lungsod nga nakahatag og dakong kadaut sa katawhan. Nalambigit usab kini sa pagpanghadlok/saywar sa mga mag-uuma busa pugos nga nakabiya sa ilang yutang gitikad. Protektor kini sa illegal nga negosyo sa druga, sa illegal nga kahoykahoy ug pasugal. Nalambigit usab siya sa pangwarta sa mga sakyanan […]

Nalabbaga a mannakigubat, kalalaingan nga annak ti umili

Sungbat ti Alfredo Cesar, Jr. Command iti pablaak ni Dumbrique a ni Ka Eugene ken dadduma nga out of school youth ket “utu-uto ken naallilaw” tapno pumaset iti armado a rebolusyon Awan ti karbengan ti reaksyunaryo a gubyerno a birngasan dagiti kabataan nga utu-uto ta ti kinaagpayso na, ti gobyerno ti makagapu nu apay nga adu kadagiti kabataan ti saan a maka-eskwela; kurang ti pondo para iti edukasyon ken awan ti naan-anay a suporta para iti pangkabiagan ti umili isu […]

Magiting na hinaharap ng Pulang hukbo ang matitinding atake ng JTFB

Nakikipagtagisan si BGen. Henry A. Robinson sa iba pang mga kumander ng AFP sa paramihan ng mapapaslang na rebolusyonaryo. Kapalit nito ang pangako ng milyun-milyong kinurakot na gantimpala ng teroristang rehimeng US-Duterte. Sa kumpas ng JTFB, hinahabol nila ang pinakamaraming sagupaan sukdulang i-bala na ang kanilang mga kawal sa mga labanang tiyak naman ang kabiguan. Nito ngang Hulyo 30, inatake ng pinagkumbinang pwersa ng 22nd IBPA, 31st IBA, 903rd Infantry Bgd. at mga yunit ng PNP ang BHB sa Daganas, […]

2 firearms seized by NPA in action vs AFP-MIB asset

Read in: Hiligaynon The Roselyn Jean Pelle Command – New People’s Army (RJPC-NPA) scored significant victory for Negrosanon masses and revolutionary forces in its military actions here in North Negros. On September 4, the RJPC-NPA punished a rabid counter-revolutionary agent of the Military Intelligence Battalion (MIB) which is under the 3rd Infantry Division (3rd ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) based in Iloilo. Two AFP-issued caliber .45 pistols and bullets were seized by the NPA from Benedicto […]

Amid focused military operations, series of PADEPA and BPC instructors’ trainings triumphantly carried out

The hinterlands of the 3rd District of Negros Oriental, where the mountain slopes are often times steep covered in thick forests with occasional scree and boulder fields, in which the masses of settlers in the thousands reside subsisting on their diversified agricultural produce, have been this year’s site of the Joint AFP 11th IB – PNP 705th RMF’s ruthless, continuous focused military operations. Sowing terror among the masses and perpetrating heinous crimes, the fascist mercenary troops wreak havoc on the […]

1st ug 2nd Lieutenant, patay atol sa FMO sa AFP

Translation/s: English Patay ang duha ka dagkong opisyal sa Armed Forces of the Philippines sa dihang gi-atake sa mga operatiba sa Bagong Hukbong Bayan ang nag-operasyong kasundaluhan nga nagpahigayon sa ilang focused military operation(FMO). Dili moubos sa 10 ka sundalo ang patay samtang ubay-ubay usab ang samaron sa operasyong militar sa AFP sukad Hulyo 28 hangtud sa kasamtangan. Agosto 2, adunay nahitabong engkwentro tali sa BHB ug sa tropa sa 26th IB sa Sityo Traktor, Brgy. Mahagsay, Binicalan, San Luis, […]

Misencounters, self-inflicted casualties, schism, low morale hound AFP’s focused military operation in Southern Mindanao

To the utter dismay of the AFP’s top brass in Southern Mindanao, the intensive and expensive focused military operation in their “sole-win focus” region has fostered their own worst nightmare: a series of misencounters and friendly fire between their operating troops which resulted in several self-inflicted casualties and an atmosphere of schism and low morale among their ranks. The recent incident that transpired in Sitio Dasuran, Brgy. Golden Valley in Maco town on August 19 where operating troops of the […]

Notorious Army Intel, Land-grabber and Extortionist Meted Revolutionary Justice

A partisan unit of the NPA in Southeast Negros under the Rachelle Mae Palang Command (RMPC) successfully carried out the death verdict issued by the People’s Court against a prominent local military intel agent last Friday in Sitio Tamlang, Barangay Talalac, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. Elmo Cardinas, in his late 40s, was convicted in an impartial and democratic judicial proceeding by a local People’s Court last March for espionage, land-grabbing and extortion. Thereafter, his case was reviewed by the higher […]

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Mao on Guerilla Warfare

In concrete terms, and especially with regard to military operations, when we talk of the people in the base area as a factor, we mean that we have armed people. That is the main reason why the enemy is afraid to approach our base area.
--"Problems of Strategy in China's Revolutionary War"

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Editorial | September 7, 2020

Fight resolutely to end the dark reign of new martial law

The Filipino people will mark in a few days the 48th anniversary of the Marcos dictatorship’s martial law imposition. Marking this day has added importance because of the similar situation we face today. Lessons from the 14-year struggle against the dictatorship are deeply significant and should help guide in confronting and fighting the Duterte fascist tyranny. Duterte has virtually pulled the country back to the dark days of Marcos’ martial law with the incessant attacks against democracy and freedom. Like […]

In this issue:

CPP calls for blacklisting of plunderous Chinese companies
Red fighters, contemporary Katipuneros
Protest at Bantayog ng mga Bayani
NPA foils focused military ops in NCMR
Predicament to be caused by Duterte’s borrowing spree
Justice remains elusive for desaparecidos

Features

Kwentong integrasyon ng isang expat: Sa gitna ng putik at mga unos
Capitalists, Duterte intensify exploitation of workers under pandemic conditions
Red fighters, contemporary Katipuneros
Predicament to be caused by Duterte’s borrowing spree
Foreign companies dominate local pharmacuetical industry
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PRWC Audio Mix
Fight resolutely to end the dark reign of new martial law
Duterte has virtually pulled the country back to the dark days of Marcos’ martial law with the incessant attacks against democracy and freedom.

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On the Int’l Situation, Covid-19 pandemic & people’s response

I am highly honored and delighted to be the first speaker in this series of webinars, billed as Teach-Ins or Interviews, online discussions on international events and people’s struggles, under the auspices of ILPS Solidarity. The format is simple. I make the presentation. And the audience can react with observations, questions and further discussions. My task today is to present the international situation, the Covid 19 pandemic and the peoples’ response. Let me state at the outset that the world […]

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On the Duterte Legacy

By his own policies and actions, Duterte has defined his legacy. It is a malignant one characterized by treason, tyranny, butchery, corruption and deception. 1. Treason and Double Puppetry Contrary to his lie that he has an independent foreign policy, he is a steadfast puppet of US imperialism subject to US direction and logistical requirements and surrounded by pro-US military stooges in his so-called security cluster. He has maintained all unequal treaties, agreements and arrangements that make the US the […]

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On the pen and the gun

Honored guests, comrades and friends! I am honored to be able to address you today in celebration of the founding anniversary of the Reestablishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), which completed its 50th year three days ago. It is still fitting to have the celebration today because the Congress was still going on finalizing the documents and the program for distribution to the general membership. My address on the 50-year CPP’s cultural achievements was intended to be […]

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