THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAN movement commemorated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Third International or the Communist International (Comintern) by its First Congress in Moscow on March 2-6, 1919. The Comintern was the outcome of the victory of the Great October Socialist Revolution which established the dictatorship of the proletariat in Russia and paved the way for seven decades of successful socialist revolutions and constructions in one-third of the entire world. It has had far-reaching revolutionary influence and consequences beyond its 1943 dissolution.
On March 1, Jose Maria Sison, founding chairperson of the Communist Party of the Philippines issued an article wherein he retraced the historic role of the Comintern in assisting in the consolidation of the Communist Party of the Philippine Islands (CPPI), the old Communist Party of the Philippines, since its establishment in 1930. The complete article can be accessed in the CPP website at cpp.ph.