‘Marcos is the real terrorist,’ says CPP on recent ATC designation

Last April 17, 2024, the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines published the statement of the Anti-Terrorism Council redesignating the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as ‘terrorist organizations.’ In a separate seven-page resolution, the ATC also designated a certain Elizabeth Pineda Principe as a ‘terrorist’ for being a member of the CPP and the NPA.

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AFP drops more bombs in Abra, Ilocos Sur amid El Niño crisis

On April 2, 2024,  the Philippine Air Force bombed and fired rockets in the area of Gapay Village, Pilar, Abra Province, a mountainous area near the boundary with Ilocos Sur Province. The bombings displaced  and affected the livelihood of 212 families. It also forced the closure of schools and evacuation of families.

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Groups condemn US-Japan-PH trilateral summit

On April 11, 2024 Marcos Jr. joined US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in the first trilateral summit in Washington. 

Over 100 Filipino-American activists staged protests outside the White House in Washington D.C. against the recent trilateral meeting. The protests, led by BAYAN USA, were mounted simultaneously in cities including Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu, to denounce what the activists describe as President Biden’s detrimental “ironclad alliance” with the Philippines.

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Balikatan war games turn PH into military camps versus China

 

As the US and the Marcos puppet regime connive to stir war against China, US military troops have turned several parts of the Philippines into US military camps as they conduct “war exercises” as preparations for a direct military confrontation with China, and further heat up the conflict in the West Philippine Sea.

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Detained NDFP consultants welcome possible revival of peace talks

Two peace consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) who are detained in the Metro Manila District  Jail – Annex 4, Camp Bagong Diwa, Upper Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines, welcomed the possibility of resuming the stalled peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDFP.   

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Communique of the NDFP Int’l Theoretical Conference on Economic Crises of Imperialism

The International Theoretical Conference on Economic Crises of Imperialism organized by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) was held from 28 to 29 March 2024 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference gathered 98 delegates and representatives from different proletarian-socialist, anti-imperialist, and democratic parties from 18 countries across the world.

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NPA units mount series of successful tactical offensives

The New People’s Army (NPA) recently mounted a series of tactical offensives in different Philippine provinces. Red fighters of NPA-Quezon under the Apolonio Mendoza Command ambushed a 30-strong unit of the 85th IB in Doña Aurora, Calauag, Quezon, last 25 March. This is just a few days before the latest “deadline” (the end of March 2024), declared by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to defeat the units of the NPA in all the guerilla fronts.

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