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Joma: Communist rebels ‘to single-mindedly wage people’s war’

      Communist rebels have "no choice but to single-mindedly wage people's war" against the Philippine government following the cancellation of peace talks, communist leader Jose Maria Sison said on Thursday.   Sison made the remark after Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza announced that the scheduled resumption of peace talks in Oslo, Norway between the government and the rebels was canceled.   The cancellation, Sison said, has shown that the Duterte administration "is not interested in serious peace negotiations with the NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines)."   "Because the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Phi...Keep on reading: Joma: Communist rebels ‘to single-mindedly wage people’s war’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 14th, 2018

Joma: Communist rebels ‘to single-mindedly wage people’s war’

      Communist rebels have "no choice but to single-mindedly wage people's war" against the Philippine government following the cancellation of peace talks, communist leader Jose Maria Sison said on Thursday.   Sison made the remark after Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza announced that the scheduled resumption of peace talks in Oslo, Norway between the government and the rebels was canceled.   The cancellation, Sison said, has shown that the Duterte administration "is not interested in serious peace negotiations with the NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines)."   "Because the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Phi...Keep on reading: Joma: Communist rebels ‘to single-mindedly wage people’s war’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

NPA ready to foil attacks during its Yuletide truce – Joma

LUCENA CITY -- Top communist leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison on Tuesday warned government forces that the New People's Army (NPA) rebels were ready to thwart attacks from its enemies during its forthcoming holiday truce. "They are on alert for active defense because the enemy forces continue to wage all-out war and commit all kinds of terrorist acts and atrocities," Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), said in a statement from his base in Utrecht in The Netherlands. He said the negotiating panel of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) , which is also based in Utrecht, had already received an "advance notice from the CPP" that it will ord...Keep on reading: NPA ready to foil attacks during its Yuletide truce – Joma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Reds’ ceasefire to remain even without gov’t truce – Joma

LUCENA CITY -- Despite the violent reaction of President Rodrigo Duterte to the renewed attacks by New People's Army (NPA) rebels and the non-declaration of ceasefire by the government, the five-day Christmas truce by the Maoist-inspired insurgents would remain, according to exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison. "I think the NPA can manage to make the ceasefire," Sison said in an online interview from his base in Utrecht, the Netherlands on Wednesday. He maintained that the CPP order for the NPA, its armed wing, to observe a five-day unilateral ceasefire, "was declared not to please or invite Duterte and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philip...Keep on reading: Reds’ ceasefire to remain even without gov’t truce – Joma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Duterte ‘death squad’ to cover up EJK – Joma

LUCENA CITY -- Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said President Duterte's formation of a civilian hit squad as the counterpart of the dreaded New People's Army (NPA) rebels' Sparrow Unit was a ploy to cover up the widespread summary execution by alleged government forces and other forms of state violence against innocent civilians. "I think that Duterte is citing them (Sparrow) as a pretext for organizing more death squads of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and PNP (Philippine National Police) for the mass murder of mere suspects who are not even the target of any court warrant of arrest," he said in a Facebook interview from his base...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘death squad’ to cover up EJK – Joma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Communist rebels ready to cooperate with Duterte for successful peace talks

LUCENA CITY -- The communist rebels are ready to cooperate with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for the success of the peace talks to prevent further bloodshed, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said Monday. In an online interview from his base in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sison said the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) "is always ready to reciprocate whatever good move he (Duterte) makes in the peace negotiations." He added: "The NDFP can also initiate good moves that are beneficial to the people." Sison, now serving as NDFP chief political consultant, made the declaration in response to President ...Keep on reading: Communist rebels ready to cooperate with Duterte for successful peace talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Duterte to Reds: Ceasefire first before we talk peace

"Not a single shot fired."` President Rodrigo Duterte made this demand to the communist rebelson Fridayas he reiterated his willingness to resume the peace talks. "There have to be a ceasefire. Not a single shot fired," Duterte said during a press briefing upon his arrival at the Davao International Airport from Hong Kong. The peace talks between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) collapsed in November 2017 after the President signed Proclamation No. 360, formally terminating the talks with the Maoist insurgents. The termination came after armed rebels launched a series of attacks against governm...Keep on reading: Duterte to Reds: Ceasefire first before we talk peace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Reds ready to talk peace, but Duterte isn’t

Peace talks can resume as soon as President Rodrigo Duterte agrees, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said on Monday. But Mr. Duterte is still unwilling to make peace with the communist rebels. Speaking in Patikul, Sulu province, Mr. Duterte said on Monday his administration was determined to fight to the end the New People's Army (NPA), the CPP armed wing. "[We will] deal with this NPA. I'll finish them," Mr. Duterte said. In an online interview from his base in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sison said he welcomed the move of 61 members of the House of Representatives to bring government and rebel representatives back to the negotiating tab...Keep on reading: Reds ready to talk peace, but Duterte isn’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Reds in Southern Mindanao ready to face Duterte’s ‘full-scale war’

  DAVAO CITY -- Communist rebels in Southern Mindanao said they were ready to face "the full-scale war" that the Duterte administration would be unleashing on them next year.   In a statement issued for the founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Tuesday, Ka Joaquin Jacinto, the National Democratic Front (NDF) spokesperson in the region, also said the New People's Army (NPA) would continue to exist to oppose the government's abuses.   "Despite the use of airstrikes, armed drones and prolonged focus operations, not one single NPA unit in Mindanao was wiped out. The number of platoons and companies has in fact increased this year,...Keep on reading: Reds in Southern Mindanao ready to face Duterte’s ‘full-scale war’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

NPA rebels kill cop, wound 7 in Camarines Norte ambush

Published: 12:32 p.m., Dec. 2, 2017 | Updated: 11:34 p.m., Dec. 2, 2017 LEGAZPI CITY --- Suspected rebels killed a police officer and wounded seven others in an ambush in Labo town in Camarines Norte before dawn on Saturday after the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) ordered the New People's Army (NPA) to intensify attacks against state forces. The attack came days after the rebels suffered at least 15 dead in a clash with Air Force troops and police in Batangas province in the biggest single-day casualty for the NPA since President Duterte ordered the termination of peace talks with the insurgents last month. The rebels waylaid two police patrol cars traveling throug...Keep on reading: NPA rebels kill cop, wound 7 in Camarines Norte ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Duterte Order: ‘Shoot to Kill’

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered soldiers to shoot and kill armed communist rebels as security forces are readying to fight the New People’s Army following the total collapse of the peace talks. Duterte, who previously supported the rebel group when he was mayor of Davao City, gave the order recently and assured members of the armed forces that he shall take sole responsibility for it. He tagged the NPA as a terrorist group and vows to finish off the rebels who are fighting to overthrow the democratic government and install its own. “So what will be my orders to the? Shoot them, they will kill you anyway. So if there is an armed NPA there or terrorists, if he’s holding any firearms, shoot and tell any…ako na ang magsagot, you just shut up. Do not answer if that issue of human rights, you say, go to Duterte. It is and was his order para tumahimik ka, sabihin mo. And so? You are destroying my country, you expect me to pat you in the back and say, dahan-dahan ka lang,” Duterte told soldiers. He said an executive order declaring the NPA as terrorist group would be out soon. He said human rights organizations and fronts allied with the communist rebels would also be branded as terrorists. “I am preparing now. They are preparing the executive order declaring them to be terrorists and they will be afforded the treatment of being criminals. There will be no filing of cases under the public security like rebellion because rebellion is considered sometimes a noble undertaking, it’s only because you want your country to do better,” the tough-talking President said. Duterte said he would no longer negotiate peace the communist rebels, who also vowed to intensify their attacks on government and military targets. No. 1 Terrorist Communist rebel chieftain Jose Maria Sison also branded Duterte as the “No. 1 terrorist” in the country and accused him of mass murder after the President scrapped the peace talks. “Duterte is the No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines. He is culpable for the abduction, torture and mass murder of an increasing large number of poor people suspected drug users and pushers, peasants and indigenous people in suspected guerrilla fronts and Moro people suspected of aiding the Dawlah Islamiyah from the time of the indiscriminate bombing of Marawi City to the present in several Bangsamoro areas,” Sison, who is self-exile in The Netherlands since 1987, said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Duterte has threatened to outlaw the Communist Party of the Philippines, which Sison founded; and its political wing, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and jail its leaders, including leftist and human rights organizations conniving with them. He scrapped the peace talks after rebels declined to sign a ceasefire accord and continue attacking government and civilian targets despite on-going negotiations. Sison called Duterte as a “bloodlust” politician whose mania for mass murder are boundless. “Duterte´s blood lust and mania for mass murder are boundless. He expects to wipe out through arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite detention and massacre of suspected revolutionaries and legal social activists both the armed revolutionary movement and the legal democratic movement in order to set up a fascist dictatorship in the service of US imperialism and his fellow oligarchs among the big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats,” he said. “And yet Duterte is utterly malicious and shameless in threatening and scheming to label and outlaw as terrorists the suspected members and entireties of such revolutionary organizations as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People´s Army and even such legal patriotic and progressive organizations as BAYAN and its affiliates,” added Sison, a former university professor. He said the Duterte administration, backed by the United States, is hell-bent on frustrating the people´s clamor for peace negotiations to address the roots of the civil war through the adoption and implementation of social, economic, political and constitutional reforms as the basis of a just and lasting peace. Sison said the Duterte government is striving to intimidate the people with its own terrorist scheme and crimes in order to seize absolute autocratic power for the President and limitless opportunity for the bureaucratic corruption of his family and ruling clique. He said the rebel forces now have no choice, but to wage all forms of resistance and fight for national sovereignty, democracy, economic development, social and cultural progress and independent foreign policy. “The Filipino people and revolutionary forces waging the people´s democratic revolution have no choice but to intensify the people´s war through an extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare in rural areas and partisan or commando operations in urban areas. The legal democratic forces and broad opposition have no choice but to develop the underground and encourage endangered activists to become fighters in the people´s army.” “Duterte is already discredited as a mass murderer, political swindler, a sycophant to foreign powers and a corrupt bureaucrat. These characteristics of his and the ever worsening chronic crisis of the semi-colonial and semi-feudal ruling system will surely limit his ability to stay in power and accelerate the growth and rise of a revolutionary united front against his rule of greed and terror,” Sison said. He said even within the armed forces and police, there are already rumblings against the “despotic, criminal and corrupt character of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

People on DOJ s amended terror list not rebels, NDFP claims

The eight people whom the government wants declared as terrorists—down from more than 600—are not connected to communist rebels, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

4 rebels surrender in SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 11 (PIA) -- Four members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-Terrorist (CNT) have surrendered to government forces, said an official from.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

4 rebels surrender in SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 11 (PIA) -- Four members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-Terrorist (CNT) have surrendered to government forces, said an official from.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Joma Sison nixes terms of new talks

LUCENA CITY --- The government and the communist rebels should not dictate the composition of both negotiating panels in the peace talks, said exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison on Sunday. "Duterte is out of order if he insists that he dictates who [would] compose the NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines) negotiating panel, advisers and consultants. Likewise, the NDFP cannot go over his head and dictate the composition of the GRP (government) negotiating panel, advisers and consultants," Sison said in an online interview from Utrecht in the Netherlands. Possible resumption Sison made the statement after President Rodrigo...Keep on reading: Joma Sison nixes terms of new talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Duterte to Reds: Reconsider loyalty to Joma

President Duterte has urged communist rebels to reconsider their loyalty to their leader Jose Maria Sison, saying they should not suffer and die for someone they have not seen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Joma: Gov’t attacks, propaganda fail to spoil commemoration

LUCENA CITY---The military offensives and black propaganda of the government failed to spoil the 50th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Wednesday, exiled rebel leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said on Thursday. "The propaganda of the Duterte regime and the military amount to nothing because it is based on fakeries well known to the people; fake surrenders and fake casualties in fake encounters," Sison said in an online interview from Utrecht in the Netherlands. NPA parades, drills Sison said the CPP and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), across the country "are showing their strength with cultural presentations, NPA parades and drill...Keep on reading: Joma: Gov’t attacks, propaganda fail to spoil commemoration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

AFP: CPP’s anniversary ‘miserable’

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Thursday described as "miserable" the Communist Party of the Philippines' (CPP) commemoration of its 50th founding anniversary. Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr., AFP chief of staff, said a number of CPP-New People's Army (NPA) fighters surrendered on Dec. 26 and as several attempts by the communist rebels for a "grandiose" celebration were foiled. Citing a description by a former CPP official of Wednesday's "celebration," Col. Noel Detoyato, AFP public affairs office chief, said the event was "downgraded" and the rebels were "not able to sustain big assemblies with their allies and organized masses attending the event." "The CPP-NPA-NDFP (Nat...Keep on reading: AFP: CPP’s anniversary ‘miserable’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

11 soldiers wounded in Compostela Valley clash with NPA

MANILA, Philippines – Eleven soldiers were wounded on Wednesday, December 26, after clashing with members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) in Monkayo, Compostela Valley. According to a dispatch from Camp General Manuel Yan Sr, soldiers were surveying Mount Diwata when they encountered the rebels. The military was acting on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

AFP clashes with NPA in Davao on Christmas Day

MANILA, Philippines – With no holiday truce in place, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the communist New People's Army (NPA) clashed on Christmas Day, December 25. A military report said soldiers stormed to Barangay Sibulan in Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur, after receiving reports that NPA rebels ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Albayalde: ‘Moonlighting’ NPA rebels might be involved in Batocabe slay

  MANILA, Philippines --- The killing of Ako Bicol partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe might have not been sanctioned by the New People's Army, but some of its members may be involved, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Wednesday. "Pwedeng hindi sanctioned nila 'yon, pero 'yong tao are the ones involved, the same people.Nakuha niyo 'yon?," Albayalde said in a press briefing at Police Regional Office 5 headquarters, Camp Simeon Ola in Legazpi, Albay. "Pwedeng tao din nila, pero iba ang trabaho, 'di ba, pwede po 'yon eh," he added. As a reference, Albayalde likened some communist rebels to police officers who live a double life. "Parang p...Keep on reading: Albayalde: ‘Moonlighting’ NPA rebels might be involved in Batocabe slay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018