Philippines: NDF Press Statement — “Long live the peasant army! Long live the NPA!”

Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid — National Democratic Front of the Philippines

PRESS STATEMENT

March 27, 2012

Reference: Andres Agtalon, PKM spokesperson

With utmost joy, the Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid – National Democratic Front of the Philippines (PKM-NDFP) celebrate and express its warmest revolutionary greetings to all the Red commanders and fighters on the occasion of the 43rd founding anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA) on March 29, 1969.

The PKM salutes the NPA as its true and own army in achieving greater victories in advancing the peoples’ war. We cherish the NPA as a peasant army that is waging a peasant war in order to liberate the peasant majority from feudal and semi-feudal bondage. Resolving the worsening land problem is still the main content of the armed struggle and, because of this, the peasantry continuously advance the peoples’ war and wage campaigns to cherish the people’s army.

Majority of the Red fighters come from the broad masses of peasants. The Filipino peasantry will continue to be a deep source of Red fighters as we shall wholeheartedly offer our best sons and daughters to join the NPA and serve the people.

At this stage of the Philippine revolution, it is the task of the PKM to surge forward to a new and higher level of the people’s war: to inflame the countryside with peasant struggles, arouse millions of peasants to join the armed struggle and the NPA. Continue reading

Philippines: Call to intensify the peasants revolutionary struggle under the Aquino regime

Philippine farmers protests

Philippine Revolution, October 26, 2010

The US-Aquino regime will worsen the feudal exploitation of the peasantry; the Filipino people must unwaveringly struggle for genuine land reform

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, National DemocraticFront of the Philippines-Mindanao

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao (NDFP — Mindanao) reaffirms the call for genuine land reform of millions of Filipino peasant masses across the country who, in marking October as Peasant month, recently took their long-time demands to the streets, challenging the newly-installed Aquino government to seriously address the problem of land.

However, a real solution to the land problem of the Filipino peasantry, who comprise more than 70% of the country’s population, is not forthcoming as their grievances fall on ears that only listen to and act on the dictates of the big landlord, comprador classes and its imperialist boss. Thus, even as the peasant masses celebrate Peasant month, they continue to be deprived of their right to own the land they till.

One after another, reactionary regimes in the past — from Roxas to Macapagal-Arroyo — violently quashed any attempt to bring about genuine land reform in the Philippines to favour landlord and imperialist interests against that of thousands upon thousands of peasants. To appease the growing discontent and, eventually, to snuff out the aspiration for revolutionary change of the peasantry, these governments of landlord and big bourgeois compradors offered bogus agrarian programs that only managed to shove the peasant masses deeper into deprivation and destitution.

Under the new regime, the peasant situation is expected to turn for the worse because Noynoy Aquino, who comes from the powerful Cojuangco-Aquino landlord clan well-known for committing anti-peasant acts, has, in collusion with local big business, blocked genuine agrarian reform. Continue reading

Philippines: Revolutionary Movement Advances in Mindanao

Ka Oris, somewhere in Mindanao

“Under the US-Arroyo regime, the New People’s Army (NPA) in Mindanao has grown from 30 to 39 guerilla fronts. In the midst of the brutal military campaigns under Oplan Bantay Laya, the NPA in Mindanao has successfully intensified its tactical offensives, organizing, arming and training more than a dozen additional platoons, supported by thousands of People’s Militias.

Over the last 9 years its mass base has expanded, continuously consolidating these and initially establishing people’s organs of political power. Agrarian revolution and other related campaigns have continued to gain ground, which, have benefitted hundreds of thousands of people in the countryside.”

The revolutionary movement in Mindanao has advanced under the US-Arroyo regime, and will further advance under Noynoy Aquino’s term

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos

Spokesperson, National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao

June 29, 2010

The US-Arroyo regime will go down in history as the most corrupt and one of the more unpopular regimes our country ever had, owing this distinction much on scandalously enriching itself while pushing the Filipino people down to worst poverty levels.

Like all other fascist regimes before it, its National Internal Security Plan (NISP) code named Oplan Bantay Laya, is responsible for the deaths of more than a thousand who fell victim to extra-judicial killings and whose brutal military campaigns and operations have committed the most brazen of human rights violations in recent history, and caused the dislocation of millions of people. Continue reading