Archive of Jose Maria Sison | Founding Chairperson

Tribute to Comrades Antonio Cabanatan & Florenda Yap as patriots, communist cadres and revolutionary martyrs

I share the grief and indignation all the comrades, relatives and friends of Comrades Antonio Cabanatan and his beloved wife Florenda Yap over their kidnapping, secret detention for several months, torture and murder by strangulation by the armed minions of the tyrannical and terrorist Duterte regime who left their lifeless bodies in a deserted house […]

Communist Party and Plaza Miranda

(This article was written by Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines and now in exile in the Netherlands, as his reply to allegations that as party leader, he ordered the bombing of the Liberal Party miting de avance at Plaza Miranda on Aug. 21, 1971. The allelgation was made by […]

The Armed Revolution Will Continue to Grow in Strength

When the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army were still small and weak from 1968 to 1972, Marcos exaggerated their size and strength and referred to them as his pretext for imposing fascist dictatorship on the Filipino people. He was supposed to nip them in the bud. But instead the fascist […]

Tribute to Comrades Eugenia Magpantay and Agaton Topacio

TRIBUTE TO COMRADES EUGENIA MAGPANTAY AND AGATON TOPACIO By Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines and Julie de Lima, Interim Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel Julie and I wish to convey the deepest condolences to the children, grandchildren and entire family of Comrades Eugenia Magpantay and Agaton Topacio. At the same time, […]

In honor of Ka Fidel Agcaoili a great Filipino patriot and communist fighter

As Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and on behalf of my family, I express the deepest grief over the unexpected demise of Ka Fidel Agcaoili and convey sincerest condolences to his widow and children, all his comrades, […]

The key role of the New People’s Army in the people’s democratic revolution — Prof. Jose Maria Sison

In advance of the 51st founding anniversary of the New People’s Army, journalists, academics and activists have asked me what is the key role of the NPA and related questions in the context of the ongoing people’s democratic revolution in the Philippines. I have relied on my background knowledge and reading of current publications from […]

In honor of Ka Julius Soriano Giron–JMS

As Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines and Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, I honor Comrade Julius Soriano Giron with the Red salute and express the highest respect and commendation for his martyrdom and for his long record as a communist leader and revolutionary fighter in […]

Resist together, wage revolution together

Message to Metro Manila Pride March 2019 I wish to express my solidarity to the Filipino LGBT community and in spirit join the Metro Manila Pride March set for today in Marikina City. I congratulate the organizers for bringing together LGBTs and allies in this march for equality, and against injustice and oppression. I congratulate […]

On the Question of People’s War in Industrial Capitalist Countries

I have been asked many times by avowed proletarian revolutionaries whether protracted people’s war as carried out by Mao in China can be successfully waged in capitalist countries where the industrial proletariat has become the majority class and the peasantry has become a minority class. I will try to answer the question in a theoretical […]

The Filipino people’s revolutionary armed struggle for national and social liberation in the past 50 years

Let me do a quick review of the Filipino people’s revolutionary struggle for national and social liberation in the past 50 years. My focus is on the development of the New People’s Army (NPA) under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in a brief historical narrative of five segments, including the […]