2019

Comment on Duterte’s recent Russia and China political junkets
October 13, 2019

The recent trip to Russia (October 1-6) by Rodrigo Duterte, as well as his recent visit to China (August 28 to September 1), were costly political junkets. Duterte had at least two self-serving objectives. The first, is to counter international isolation and pressure arising from the UN Human Rights Commission’s July 11 resolution seeking an […]

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On the US-RP-Japan Kamandag war exercises
October 12, 2019

The Party denounces the 10-day Kamandag war exercises (October 9-18) being conducted by US military forces together with the AFP and the Japan Self Defense Force in Ternate, Cavite. The war exercises are being conducted behind the veil of “counterterrorism,” “humanitarian assistance” and “disaster response”, but are, in fact, part of the overall effort of […]

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Duterte’s antagonism towards the people breeding conditions for NPA recruitment
October 11, 2019

Like Marcos before him, Duterte has now become the No. 1 recruiter of the New People’s Army (NPA). His corruption and anti-people policies have inflicted greater sufferings on the people resulting in widespread indignation and fueling resistance. Duterte’s corruption was put on public display by the recent purchase of two luxury jets worth P2-billion each […]

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Protest movement to gain further ground amid deteriorating conditions under Duterte
October 08, 2019

The nationwide protest actions mounted by jeepney drivers and operators and other transport workers last September 29 successfully manifested widespread opposition to the Duterte regime’s anti-poor plan of phasing-out jeepneys in the guise of “modernization.” Several days later, 5,000 public school teachers and government employees joined demonstrations to demand a salary increase to allow them […]

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Repudiate deception and oppression
October 07, 2019

Deception and oppression. Everyday, this is what Duterte and the AFP/PNP bring to the people in farms and mountains. They promise “Peace” and “Stability,” but their war against the people engenders only violence and poverty. Their showcase “services” fail to conceal the deep-seated problems of poverty and joblessness caused by land grabbing and dispossession. That […]

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NPA-ICR ambushes 50th IB
October 07, 2019

The New People’s Army (NPA)-Ilocos-Cordillera (Chadli Molintas Command) ambushed a platoon of the Charlie Company 50th IB, under the command of Lt. Pulalonan, in Aguid, Sagada, Mountain Province on September 26. Based on an initial report, one soldier was killed while another was wounded. The ambush was mounted amid a focused military operation of the […]

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End deception, free Alexandrea!
October 07, 2019

A writ of habeas corpus petition was filed at the Supreme Court by Arnulfo Pacalda, father of Alexandrea Pacalda, an activist who was illegally arrested by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and presented as a Red fighter “surrenderee.” The Pacalda family’s lawyers said that they demand the military to immediately present Alexandrea before the […]

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Living democracy: Democracy in the New People’s Arm­y
October 07, 2019

Amid the reign of fascist tyranny, democracy flourish in the people’s struggles.. It is found in mass organizations, organs of political power and people’s government, the Communist Party and New People’s Army. The voice, grievances and aspirations of the oppressed classes and democratic sectors, along with their anger and contempt of the the current regime, […]

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State forces kill two abaca farmers in Catanduanes
October 07, 2019

Abaca farmers Lito Aguilar, 33, and Christopher Abraham, 31, were gunned down by 83rd IB and PNP Catanduanes Provincial Mobile Force Company elements in Barangay Taopon, Panganiban, Catanduanes in the early morning of September 22. Civilians Jimmy Sierra, Joseph Torado and Jomarie Calderon were also wounded during the incident. After commiting crime, the soldiers placed […]

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The face of capitalism in China
October 07, 2019

In commemoration of the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) last October 1, China paraded new weapons and its armed forces to flaunt its imperialist might. Like in its trade war, China is demonstrating to big capitalist countries, especially the US, that it is prepared to engage in the intensifying inter-imperialist […]

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