- Published: 30 January 2023 30 January 2023
On 16 January, Merlita Gallardo shared the plight of onion farmers in Bayambang, Pangasinan in Northern Luzon. Her husband took his own life in 2021 after an armyworm infestation destroyed their crops and left them buried in debt reaching into the millions. Gallardo continued planting onions as she had in the past, but a series of storms in 2022 destroyed her crops. After she had replanted onions, yet another challenge came – this time, it was man-made: the arrival of cheap onion imports that would drive farmgate prices down just as they were beginning their harvest season.
Gallardo’s case is just one of many similar stories of onion farmers constantly driven to desperation as cheap imported agricultural imports destroy the local agricultural market.
- Published: 15 January 2023 15 January 2023
Internal quarrels among the corrupt officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) have broken out in open challenge and threats of coups and destabilization. These come less than a year since the assumption to power of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. This “confrontation” reflects the entrenched contradictions among allied political dynasties and groups within the ruling Marcos regime.
- Published: 01 January 2023 01 January 2023
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.
- Published: 20 December 2022 20 December 2022
Special Issue, 20 December 2022
The Filipino proletariat and toiling peoples grieve the death of their teacher and guiding light. Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines and Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, passed away peacefully in the early afternoon of 16 December, after two weeks’ confinement in a hospital in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He was 83.
- Published: 15 December 2022 15 December 2022
Volume IV, Number 23. 15 December 2022.
All indications show that Marcos Jr.’s pet bill, the ‘Maharlika Investment Fund’ will be a rip-off. The proposed law is a Marcos family project introduced to congress by the President’s first cousin House Speaker Martin Romualdez and the President’s son Deputy Minority Leader Sandro Marcos. Despite strong opposition, including big business organizations, Marcos Jr.’s henchmen in Congress are pushing hard for the bill’s passage before the end of the year.