Tags: Communist Party of the Philippines

Rights group slams NFA memo forcing employees to submit personal info to military

The NFA released a memorandum requiring its officials and employees to divulge their personal background, work history, location of residence, organizational affiliations, sketch of location of residences, places of residences since birth, foreign countries visited, among others.

Truth telling in Duterte land

Almost every government official has the same message whenever the birth or death anniversaries of the country’s heroes are marked: it is to remember what they did for the country, and to emulate their patriotism and devotion to the welfare and betterment of the nation. On the 121st death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, for…

Method to the madness

Nowadays President Rodrigo Duterte is wont to take every opportunity to accuse the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) of the vilest atrocities he can think of (or invent) as his regime goes into high gear in its counterinsurgency war, perversely codenamed Oplan Kapayapaan. The latest is at a speech he gave to…

Points to ponder on Proclamation 374

By signing Proclamation No. 374 last Dec. 5, President Duterte has formally declared the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army as a “designated/identified terrorist organization” under RA No. 10168, or the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012. Legally speaking, however, the 49-year-old revolutionary organization which has engaged the government in a protracted…

Food, Freedom, Jobs, Justice

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Perhaps, nobody had so eloquently, yet so simply, summed up the road to peace than the late Senator Jose W. Diokno when, as head of the negotiating panel of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines…

Like Marcos and Arroyo, Duterte errs on rebellion

The late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos was touted to be a brilliant lawyer. Rodrigo R. Duterte, who idolizes the tyrant, prides himself on having been a prosecutor. But as the country’s presidents, each in his own time, both made erroneous public pronouncements about rebellion as a political offense. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is no lawyer. As…

Can’t talk peace and have Noynoy’s Steytsayd junk

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Our mighty republic receives Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) from its mightiest and benevolent patron, the United States of America. APCs are excess US military equipment that the US government dumps on its chosen allies.The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) pays for the cost of transfer with money that comes…