Volume IV, Number 25. December 30, 2022.
Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines correctly declared in his final message to the revolutionary forces and the people, that the Filipino People’s Democratic Revolution is invincible!
Contrary to the bluster and self-serving pronouncements of Marcos Jr.’s armed forces that Sison’s death would put an end to the revolutionary movement, the revolution is strong enough to cope with the loss of its great leader. Ka Joma has bequeathed to Filipino revolutionaries a treasure trove of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist works in which his immortal revolutionary spirit will live to guide the next generation of Party cadres to greater heights.
The NPA has established more than 110 guerrilla fronts across the country and has built thousands of local mass organizations. It carries out land reform and builds the people’s democratic government based on the people’s organized strength.
The US-led AFP and defense establishment have come up with the claim of having achieved “strategic victory” aimed at justifying years of squandering hundreds of billions of people’s money to fund its ruthless military offensives and widespread abuses. Yet, the AFP and PNP under Marcos continue to demand more money to buy weapons and sustain the operations of more than 160 battalions of combat troops, even in areas which they have declared “cleared” of the NPA.
To date, the Filipinos’ national democratic revolution enjoys significant solidarity and mutual support with many revolutionary movements and parties around the world. The NDFP has gained its status of belligerency, not the least because of its establishment of local organs of political power that are the roots of the Provisional Revolutionary Government. It has also persisted in peace negotiations with the GRP to solve the roots of the armed conflict and establish just and lasting peace, an endeavor that has gained the support of the Royal Norwegian Government and other countries.
The worsening socioeconomic conditions and state terrorism incite people’s resistance. The chronic crisis of the ruling semicolonial and semifeudal system in the Philippines is worsening rapidly, marked by sharp economic decline and deterioration of living conditions. The masses of workers, peasants and other toiling people are increasingly restless over the socioeconomic crisis and outraged by the Marcos regime’s gross disregard of the worsening conditions. The existing situation compels the people to organize and collectively clamor for urgent democratic reforms.
The Philippine economy and government are bankrupt due to its internal ills and the unprecedented crisis of the world capitalist system. Conditions for advancing the revolution is thus more favorable than ever before.