Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda was again in his element when he immediately castigated the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its political umbrella, the National Democratic Front (NDF), for terminating a ceasefire that was supposed to end on January 15. Lacierda can only be lying, or being unforgivably ignorant, in conveniently blaming the CPP...
Part 2 of 2. Part 1 can be found here. Vacuum in the cities While the communist movement continues to make inroads in the countryside, its cadres have, up to the present, never come close to approximating the strength of its 1980s united front and open mass movement networks. Many were alienated by the divisive...
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today formally announced the death of party spokesman Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal from a heart attack last June 22 at a guerilla zone. He was 64. According one of several statements posted on the party website, the CPP delayed the announcement of Rosal’s death due to military operations...
The Communist Party of the Philippines today marks its 42nd anniversary confident that, if circumstances and conditions permit, it may need as little as five years to get to the stage of strategic stalemate in its war with the Manila government. The office of President Benigno Aquino III has said it hopes to sign a comprehensive...
Christmas is also a good time talk about communism in the Philippines, like what happened today on Twitter. There are plenty of reasons to do so. Communists also celebrate Christmas along with their comrades and family. They are humans, too, after all — a fact that’s glossed over by media reportage and the cruel portrayals...
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