Archive of Fr. Santiago “Ka Sanny” Salas | Spokesperson

AFP’s indiscriminate artillery shelling in Matuguinao hits house, dogs

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today strongly condemned the 8th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the indiscriminate artillery shelling operations by its troops which hit a farmer’s house and killed two dogs in Matuguinao, Western Samar. The NDF-EV said it received reports from the New People’s Army-Arnulfo Ortiz Command (AOC) […]

Seek justice for Sag-od massacre by fighting Duterte’s state terrorism

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today commemorates with the people of Sag-od the anniversary of the brutal massacre perpetrated by armed goons during the Marcos regime. Almost four decades later, the struggle for genuine peace and justice for the victims remains relevant as the Duterte regime continues to wield state terrorism as a weapon of […]

NDF tells Samar bishops: Leave criminal, terrorist RTF-ELCAC

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas again appeals to the Roman Catholic bishops in Samar to see through the criminal, terrorist Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC), leave this 8th Infantry Division-led formation and the Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development, and thus withdraw support from the Duterte regime’s campaign of […]

Soldiers forbid only rice harvest for the year to peasants resisting AFP surrender campaign in Samar

  The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today assailed the 8th Infantry Division-Philippine Army for barring peasants in San Jose de Buan, Western Samar from harvesting the only rice harvest they have for the year should they refuse to surrender as members of the New People’s Army. “We condemn this surrender campaign by the 8th ID […]

AFP-PNP revives Inopacan “walking skeletons” hogwash to arrest peasant activist Salazar

  The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for again reviving the incredulous case of “walking skeletons” in Inopacan, Leyte to justify its illegal arrest and detention of former peasant activist Felomino D. Salazar, Jr. The “mass grave” pinned on Salazar has long been proven […]

AFP falsely tags slain farmer, arrested activists as NPA commanders to avail of Duterte bounty

The National Democratic Front in Eastern Visayas condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the recent killing of a farmer in Northern Samar and illegal arrest of activists in Leyte amidst the escalating rights violations and anti-communist psy-war by state forces in the past weeks. Elements of the 20th IB strafed the house of […]

NDF-EV condemns killing of Kadamay leader amidst recent spike in in human rights violations

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas strongly condemns the murder of Kadamay leader Carlito Badion and accuses state security forces under the Duterte regime of the crime. To our knowledge, Carlito Badion, whose body was found in Ormoc City last May 28, had sought refuge in Leyte from where he hails after receiving death threats from […]

NDF-EV condemns killing of peasant, urban poor activists

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas strongly condemns the extrajudicial killing of urban poor activist Carlito Badion and peasant activist Allan Aguinaldo by suspected state agents last week. “The Armed Forces of the Philippines have hunted down Badion and Aguinaldo for years,” said Fr. Ka Santiago “Ka Sanny” Salas, spokesperson for the NDF-EV. “We have reason […]

Strengthen revolutionary resistance against Duterte’s looming dictatorship amidst COVID-19

We celebrate the 47th anniversary today of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. The NDFP was founded a year after Marcos declared martial law and imposed a fascist dictatorship on the country for the next 14 years. The NDFP played a significant role in strengthening revolutionary resistance after martial law forced the national democratic […]

Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing: An open letter to the Roman Catholic bishops of the Samar provinces

We are addressing this letter to Bishop Isabelo Abarquez of Calbayog, Bishop Crispin Varquez of Borongan, and Bishop Emmanuel Trance of Catarman. We are pleased at the interest of the good bishops in peace for our country. The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) […]