Archive of Marco Valbuena | Chief Information Officer

AFP pretend and “press release” Covid-19 relief operations, cover  for  aerial bombing and counterinsurgency

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is using pretend Covid-19 relief work in rural communities as a cover and justification for unabated aerial bombardment and relentless counterinsurgency operations. In some cases, the AFP’s relief work exists only in their press releases, when what they are actually conducting are psywar operations in line with the […]

On the arrest of Rep. Casilao and activists performing Covid-19 relief work

The Communist Party of the Philippines denounces the arrest yesterday of former Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao and twelve other volunteers and residents by elements of the Philippine National Police in Norzagaray, Bulacan. The arrest shows the Duterte regime’s perverse priorities even amid the pandemic and utter contempt for the plight of the Filipino people. Instead […]

Comment on Duterte’s refusal to entertain debt cancellation

Finance Sec. Sonny Dominguez, neoliberal zealot, stubbornly declared yesterday that the Duterte government will not even entertain the thought of cancelling foreign debt servicing, even temporarily, as an immediate measure to provide the wherewithal for the Covid-19 crisis. Dominguez’s position reveals the anti-people economic policies and priorities of the Duterte government. It is such views […]

Report on relentless counterinsurgency operations by AFP and PNP during Covid-19 ceasefire

In the past 25 days, units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) have conducted relentless counterinsurgency operations across the country. Fascist troops continue to conduct combat, psywar and intelligence operation exposing the Duterte regime’s sham ceasefire declaration issued on March 16 and effective until April 15 purportedly […]

AFP is spreading false information

There is absolutely no truth to the false information irresponsibly being circulated by the AFP that members of the NPA took away distributed relief goods in some villages in Balangiga, Samar. Even the local barangay captain and police officers interviewed by the media deny that there were such incidents in their areas. This false information […]

On AFP propaganda against NPA Covid-19 drive

In the past days, the AFP has stepped up in its propaganda drive against the Party and New People’s Army (NPA) in a desperate attempt to discredit the on-going public health and economic campaign of the people’s army and the mass organizations to help the people’s efforts to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

Stop wasting people’s money in AFP’s Mindanao bombings amid Covid-19 crisis

  Even in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and the worsening socio-economic straits of the people, the Duterte government has refused to relent in its counterinsurgency operations and continue to waste millions of pesos in costly artillery shelling, aerial bombardment, drone surveillance and combat operations in Mindanao and across the country. Despite the shortage […]

Reply to questions by Kavel Alpaslan of Gazete Duvar on the revolutionary health system and response to the Covid-19 pandemic

1- First of all, could you tell us about your moral and ideological background about healthcare system for people? How CPP describes it? The CPP believes that people’s health is paramount to their welfare. It is stated in the Party’s program that “The people’s economic and political rights, the right to social services, health, education […]

Open letter to Commission on Human Rights Chair Chito Gascon

José Luis Martín C. Gascon Chairman, Commission on Human Rights Dear Chairman Gascon, Warm felicitations! We hope that you and your family and colleagues are in good health amid the threats of the Covid-19 pandemic. We read the statement yesterday issued by CHR spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia regarding the March 28 armed encounter […]

CPP/NPA ceasefire stands amid Covid-19 response

1. All units of the New People’s Army (NPA) will continue to uphold the ceasefire declaration of the CPP Central Committee in order to give full play to efforts to extend public health service to the people amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 2. In line with the CPP’s ceasefire declaration, the NPA will not mount armed […]