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Army’s gross ignorance on the land mine accord exposed

In a fashion akin to that of Goebbels, Hitler’s chief propagandist, the paid hacks of 11th IB are incessantly repeating the lie in their radio programs that the NPA violated the Ottawa Convention in employing command-detonated explosives in tactical offensives.. […]

NTF-ELCAC ng rehimeng US-Duterte: Pabrika ng pekeng balita, kasinungalingan at dis-impormasyon

Kabi-kabilaan na ang mga tanggihan. Kanya-kanya nang mga palusot at paghuhugas ng kamay ang naglalabasan sa bibig nina General Gilbert Gapay pinuno ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at General Camilo Cascolan ng Philippine National Police (PNP) matapos tanggalin […]

Bukas na liham sa mga taong-simbahan, Kristyano at mapagmahal sa kapwa

Sa mga taong-simbahan, kapatid nating Kristyano at sa lahat ng mapagmahal sa kapwa, Isang mapagpalayang araw sa inyo! Nais naming ipaabot ang aming pakikiisa sa inyo at sa lahat ng nagdiriwang ng Pista ng Penafrancia ngayon. Sagisag ng pag-asa si […]

September 25 | News Stories
Bicol village officials killed for exposing military abuses

Two barangay officials in Albay were killed last Monday after exposing abuses committed by AFP troops in their village. Barangay Captain Luzviminda Dayandante and Treasurer Albert Orbina of Barangay Batbat, Guinobatan, Albay were on their way home when they were […]

NPA, labawng molig-on ug mas determinadong makig-away taliwala sa hugaw nga todo-gyera ni Duterte

Read in: English Daw nakahithit ang hepe sa AFP nga si Gen. Gilbert Gapay dihang gipadayag niya nga nagkaluya na kuno ang New People’s Army (NPA) “sa kadaghang rebelde nga misurender.” Tin-aw nga walay kamatuoran ang gipanulti sa heneral. Nanukad […]

Read in: Bisaya Gen. Gilbert Gapay, AFP chief, was apparently high on some hallucinogenic substance when he claimed yesterday that the New People’s Army (NPA) is on the decline with “so many rebels surrendering.” There is absolutely no basis in reality for the general’s claims. The AFP’s propaganda about the “weakened” state of the NPA is built on top of a mountain of lies, human rights abuses and corruption which AFP officers have built over the past 3-4 years. Almost […]

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NPA, labawng molig-on ug mas determinadong makig-away taliwala sa hugaw nga todo-gyera ni Duterte

Read in: English Daw nakahithit ang hepe sa AFP nga si Gen. Gilbert Gapay dihang gipadayag niya nga nagkaluya na kuno ang New People’s Army (NPA) “sa kadaghang rebelde nga misurender.” Tin-aw nga walay kamatuoran ang gipanulti sa heneral. Nanukad ang propaganda sa AFP nga “nagkahuyang” na ang NPA sa gatapun-og nga mga bakak, pagpanglapas sa tawhanong katungod ug korapsyon nga gipatuman sa mga opisyal sa AFP niining milabayng 3-4 ka tuig. Halos matag adlaw silang nagapagawas og mga pamahayag […]

Gulfstream G280 arrival to satiate Duterte’s penchant for luxurious private jet flights

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today criticized the consummated purchase of the ₱2-billion Gulfstream G280 business jet ordered by Rodrigo Duterte and Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana from the US in October 2019. Theaircraft landed at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga last weekend. The jet plane had its inaugural flight to Davao City last September 21 to ferry cabinet executives scheduled to attend a meeting with Duterte and purportedly to deliver personal protective equipment. “The dream of Duterte […]

On Facebook’s takedown of Duterte-linked troll accounts

As people have long suspected, Duterte’s claims to popular support is all a big hoax. This is now confirmed by the Facebook takedown of around 200 accounts and pages, many found to be based in Fujian, China, and with at least 55 directly linked to the Philippine military and police. These accounts have been found to be interlinked to close to 300,000 accounts where these carry out “coordinated inauthentic behaviour.” It is now becoming exposed that the so-called Duterte Diehard […]

No tyrant can withstand a million people marching as one

Today is the 48th anniversary of the declaration of martial law and the start of the 14-year fascist dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. As in the past years, the Filipino people mark this day with an ardent vow “Never again!” to do their utmost to prevent a return to the dark days of brutal military rule. The vow echoes significantly strong as the Filipino people confront a new and especially cruel tyranny under Rodrigo Duterte. The Party is in solidarity with […]

CPP welcomes EU resolution against international pariah Duterte

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 […]

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 […]

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Bicol village officials killed for exposing military abuses
September 25, 2020

Two barangay officials in Albay were killed last Monday after exposing abuses committed by AFP troops in their village. Barangay Captain Luzviminda Dayandante and Treasurer Albert Orbina of Barangay Batbat, Guinobatan, Albay were on their way home when they were ambushed in Barangay Sinungtan by elements of the 49th Infantry Battalion. Just before they were killed, Dayandante and Orbina came from a consultation with Guinobatan town officials regarding the latest string of abuses and occupation by the 49th IB in […]

CPP welcomes proposed Philippine Human Rights Act in US Congress
September 25, 2020

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) welcomed on Thursday the Philippine Human Rights Act introduced by Rep. Susan Wild to block funding for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police over widespread reports of human rights violations. Rep. Wild cited the recently passed Anti-Terror Act saying that is being used to “ramp up efforts targeting labor organizers, workers and political opponents.” In her speech in the US Congress, she described the Duterte regime as […]

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 […]

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Serye sang Taktikal nga Opensiba Sabat sang Pulang Hangaway sa mga Kalakasan sang Militar sa Kaumhan sang Central Panay

Read in: Pilipino Serye sang mga taktikal nga opensiba ang ginlunsar sang mga pulang hangaway sa idalum sang Mt. Baloy Command batuk sa mga naga-operasyon nga tropa sang AFP sa kaumhan sang Central Panay halin Hulyo 2020 tubtub katung-anan sang Setyembre 2020 nga nagtuga sang kaswalidad sa hanay sang kaaway. Hulyo 21, 2020-isa ka harrassment operation ang ginlunsar batuk sa mga tropa sang militar nga nagapatigayon sang Retooled Community Support Program sa Sitio Tina, Brgy. Acuña, Tapaz, Capiz. Isa ang […]

Mga lakang sa BHB-Surigao del Sur sa pag-atubang sa pandemyang Covid-19

Read in: English Ang Bagong Hukbong Bayan–Surigao del Sur sa Northeastern Mindanao Region (BHB-SDS-NEMR) nagpatuman og mga programa alang sa pag-atiman sa panglawas ug pagpalambo sa panguma aron atubangon ang pandemyang COVID-19. Gilunsad kini nga programa taliwala sa grabeng atake sa AFP ug PNP sa kabukiran. Sa pag-atiman sa panglawas, gipadayon sa BHB-SDS ang mga programa sa kahinlo ug mass clinic. Gipalagsik niini ang programang pagpananom og mga herbal. Nagahatag usab og mga pagtuon lambigit sa unsa ang COVID-19, unsaon […]

Kwentong integrasyon ng isang expat: Sa gitna ng putik at mga unos
September 17, 2020 | Cultural | Features | People's War Updates | Regions

Kwento ng unang integrasyon sa Bagong Hukbong Bayan ng isang Pilipinong expat(1) ni Kasamang Jane Sa pag-akyat ko sa maputik na daan, lumuwag ang aking pagkapit sa mga bato. Nadulas ako at nasugatan ang putikan ko nang tuhod. “Bakit nandito ako?” “Ano ang ginagawa ng isang dayong taga-lunsod sa gitna ng kagubatan patungo sa isang larangang gerilya?” Lubhang malayo ito sa aking kumportableng burges na pamumuhay kagaya ng iba pang Pilipinong lumaki sa ibang bansa. Hindi kami lumaki sa putikan […]

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 […]

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Marco L. Valbuena,
CPP-Information Officer

Lenin on Democracy

And so in capitalist society we have a democracy that is curtailed, wretched, false, a democracy only for the rich, for the minority. The dictatorship of the proletariat, the period of transition to communism, will for the first time create democracy for the people, for the majority, along with the necessary suppression of the exploiters, of the minority.
—Lenin, State and Revolution (1917)

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Editorial | September 21, 2020

Build broadest unity to end the tyranny

The Duterte regime has reached a new level of international notoriety. Last week’s resolution of the European Parliament denounced the thousands of extrajudicial killings and other serious human rights violations both in the so-called drug war and against human rights activists, environmental activists, trade unionists and journalists. With his unmitigated and brutal reign of state terror, plunder and national treachery, Duterte is now among the ranks of history’s most detested dictators. The brazenness of the regime’s fascist attacks against the […]

In this issue:

Duterte’s pandemic response is below failing mark
NDFP expresses intent to engage with vice president
Capitalist exploitation intensifies under pandemic
The Marcos borrowing binge is being replicated by Duterte
Solons question budget for fascism and corruption
Soldiers ravage villages like madmen

Features

Capitalist exploitation intensifies under pandemic
The Marcos borrowing binge is being replicated by Duterte
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
Multimedia
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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