Fr. Eliseo Mercado OMI, is for national, social and spiritual liberation of the Filipino people.
Immediately after the capture of Prof. Jose Maria Sison in 1977, his uncle Archbishop Juan C. Sison introduced his mother to Jaime Cardinal Sin for possible help in stopping the torture and possible murder of Prof. Sison. From then on, Cardinal Sin was on friendly terms with the family of Prof. Sison.
Bishop Labayen and Fr. Dave Capucao.
Christian visionary and spirtiual leader Johan Huibers, builder and owner of Noah”s Ark in The Netherlands, who gave his book to Joma and Julie and toured them on his boat.
Joma’s uncle Archbishop Juan C. Sison of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia with Joma’s brother Dr. Ramon C. Sison and his family in 1964.
His Most Rev. Ephraim S. Fajutagana, Obispo Maximo of the Philippine Independent Church. Advocate of peace, national independence and development.
Fr. Rico Ponce undertook higher studies in theology at the Catholic Univesity of Nijmegen, engaged in ministry among the migrant workers and is now a highly responsible priest of the Carmelite Order in the Philippines.
Benedictine Sister Mary John Mananzan, scholar and activist, fighter for women’s rights and the national and social liberation of the Filipino people.
Most Rev.Tomas A.Millamena, Supreme Bishop of the Philippjine Independent Church,was the mutually accepted Third Party Depositary for depositing the photos for the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). He was also an NDFP Nominated Independent Observer in the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) under the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).”. He defended Prof. Jose Maria Sison from the false charge of terrorism.
Redemptorist Fr. Teody Holgado, excellent preacher, guitarist and singer.
Fr. Jose Dizon of the Workers Assistance Center and Solidarity Philippines.
Retired bishop of Infanta, Quezon Most Rev. Julio Xavier Labayen, well known for advocacy of social justice. He defended Prof.Jose Maria Sison from the false charge of terrorism.
The Archbishop of the Old Catholic Church of Utrecht Joris Vercammen (left) and Dutch Reformed Church Dominee Johan (Hans) Visser supported Prof. Jose Maria Sison in his successful fight against being placed in the Terrorist list in August 2002. Photo taken at press conference.
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform headed by Catholic Archbishop Antonio Ledesma and including Catholic, Protestant and Philippine Independent Church bishops. Prof. Jose Maria Sison is seated right of Sharon Rose Joy Ruiz-Duremdes (middle of first row,) secretary general of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines.
Martyred Maximo Opispo of the Philippine Independent Church Ramento Alberto. He was brutally murdered at his bishopric residence for actively supporting the farm workers in Hacienda Luisita.
Rev. Barry Naylor, Urban Canon and Sub Dean at Leicester Cathedral. He is Chairman of the INternational Coalitionfor Human Rights in the Philippines.
Rev. Dionito (Father Diony) Cobillas.. Active in human rights advocacy and work for the welfare of current and former political prisoners.
His Excellency Most Rev. Joris Vercammen is the current Old Catholic Primate and Archbishop of Utrecht of the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands. He encouraged the legal defense fund for the benefit of Prof. Sison against the false charge of terrorism.
At the baptism of Joma’s son Jasm de Lima-Sison, officiated by Jaime Cardinal Sin in 1983. Senator Lorenzo M- Tañada headed the list of godparents. Also in the photo kneeling are Joker Arroyo, Rene Saguisag and Jejomar Binay.
Rev. Changweon Jang of the Osan Dasom Church and Coordinator of the Osan Migrant Workers’ Centre. A member of the International Coordinating Center of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle.
Rev. Cesar Taguba of the United Church of Christ. He has rendered spiritual services to Filipino migrant workers since the 1980s.
Rev. Jose Pepito Cunanan. He is ready to take anpther 1000 kilometers within the day.
Lumayas na ang mga sumpunging anito at diwata
Mula sa matatandang puno at sukal,
Madidilim na yungib at puntod sa mga lilim,
Malulumot na bato at nagsisibulong na sapa.
Nawalan na ng katakatakang kapangyarihan
Ang bukubukong mga balete at mga uwak.
Ang kawalang-tiyak ng sinaunang mga panahon
Ay hindi na makapanggulat at makapanakot.
Maingat na pumipintig sa gubat
Ang katiyakan sa ibabaw ng mga katiyakan
Ng pagputol ng kahoy, pangangaso
Pag-ani ng mga prutas, pulot-gata at orkidiya.
Subalit nakakabighani pa rin ang gubat
Bagong himig ang nasa hangin
Bagong hiwaga ang nasa malalim na luntian,
Sabi ng mga magsasaka sa kanilang mga kaibigan.
Nananaig ang iisang mapanlabang diwa
Para bitagin at gulatin ang mga nanghihimasok.
The Guerrilla Is a Poet wins four awards in the CineFilipino Film Festival: Best Actor (Karl Medina), Best Supporting Actor (Bong Edralin Cabrera), Best in Editing (Keith Sicat and Kiri Dalena) and Best in Musical Scoring (Datu Arellano).
Arlyn dela Cruz is ready to make the film TIBAK which is the story of Kabataang Makabayan and ist founding Chairman Jose Maria Sison.
The young leaders of the reestablished Communist Party of the Philippines.
Superstar Robin Padilla with Prof. Jose Maria Sison at NDFP International Office in Utrecht.
Joma, Allen Dizon, Pedro Penduko and Rep.Carlos Zarate.
Joma Sison flanked by Dutch movie director Jacco Groen and Sandy Talag, the lead actress of Lilet Never Happened.
Movie director and film editor Kiri Dalena.
Superstar Gina Alajar flanked by Julie de Lima and Joma Sison.
Immortal movie director Lino Brocka, friend and batchmate of Joma Sison at the UP Dramatic Guild.
Willy Nepomuceno plays the role of Marcos in The Guerrilla Is a Poet.
Louie Jalandoni, Ara Mina, Joma Sison and Janno Gibbs at Filipino community party.
Allen Dizon is the lead actor of several films directed by Joel Lamangan.
Joma and Kiri.
Chanel Latorre who plays as office chief of staff of Amado Guerrero in The Guerrilla Is a Poet.
Movie and stage director Behn Cervantes, friend and batchmate of Joma Sison at the UP Dranatuc Guild.
Karl Medina won the Best Actor Award at the CineFilipino film festival for playing the role of Joma as the CPP founding chairman.
Lui Quiambao Manansala plays the role of Jose Maria Sison’s mother in The Guerrila Isa Poet.
Anthony Falcon (left) plays Dante in The Guerrilla Is a Poet.
Karl Medina who plays Jose Maria Sison in The Guerrilla Is a Poet is flanked by directors Sari Dalena (left) and Kiri Dalena (right).
Immortal movie director Ishmael Bernal, friend and bacthmate of Joma Sison at the UP Dramatic Guild.
In My Favorite Year, Joma’s brother topnotch pathologist and Hollywood actor Ramon C. Sison plays the role of retired Filipino boxer and stepfather of Peter O’Toole’s girlfriend.
Karl Medina as Amado Guerrero (Jose Maria Sison), founding Chairman of the Communist Party ofthe Philippines.
Hollywood actors Ramon C. Sison and Gene Patton play the role of the fascist dictator Marcos and Idi Amin respectively in Johnnty Carson’s TV show.
Superstar Nora Aunor, friend and Iriga city townmate of Julie de Lima.
The internationally acclaimed and multi-awarded Angeli Bayani plays Julie se Lima in The Guerrilla Is a Poet.
By Jose Maria Sison
International League of People’s Struggle
May 1, 2015
In representation of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all the participants of the 31st International Solidarity Affair. I also take the opportunity to congratulate the host, the Kilusang Mayo Uno, for having served as the genuine labor center in the Philippines in the last 35 years, for having waged struggles in defense of workers’ rights and for having won brilliant victories.
I benefitted from their legal counsel. This is an initial album, open to additional photos.
The eminent Atty. Romeo T. Capulong, founder of the Public Interest Law Center, who successfully handled the legal cases of Prof. Jose Maria Sison in the Philippines and abroad since 1988.
Wolfgang Kaleck, general secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and member of Sison’s legal panel against the EU terrorist listing.
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Belgian lawyer Jan Fermon and Archbishop Joris Vercammen of Utrecht. Jan Fermon is the lead lawyer of Sison in the case against his inclusion in the EU terrorist list. He and his legal team won the case in 2009.
Prof.Jose Maria Sison, Atty. Rachel Pastores of the Public Interest Law Center and Atty. Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers.
British human rights lawyer Bill Bowring of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers.
Atty. Edre Olalia, private lawyer of the family of Mary Jane Veloso and representative of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Internationa Association of Democratic Lawyers.
British human rights lawyer Anna Morris beside Prof. Jose Maria Sison. The topic is the NDFP Declaration and Program of Action for the Rights, Protection and Welfare of Children.
Lawyer Joke Dereymaeker and Client Joma Sison at the Palace of Justice in Luxembourg.
Lawyers Rachel Pastores and Joke Dereymaeker with Joma in the middle. — with Joma Sison Secondacct.
Dutch lawyer Dundar Gurses, member of Sison’s legal panel against the EU terrorist listing.
Prof. Jose Maria Sison chats with friend Ramsey Clark, chairman of the International Action Center and former US Attorney General. Clark defended Sison against the false charges of terrorism and murder.
Dutch lawyer Michiel Pestman successfully defended Prof. Jose Maria Sison against false charges of murder in 2007. Beside him is Ties Prakken, famous criminal lawyer.
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, NDFP lawyer Bernard Tomlow and Jan Fermon of the Belgian Progress Law Network, lead lawyer of Sison in his successful case for the removal of his name from the EU terrorist list.
Atty. Romeo T. Capulong, member of Sison’s legal panel against the EU terrorist listing.
Prof. Jose Maria Sison and his lawyers celebrate the victory in 2007 against the false charges of murder instigated by the Manila government and adopted bythe Dutch government.
Hans-Eberhard Schultz (left), ptrominent German human rights lawyer and member of Sison’s legal panel against the EU terrorist listing.
Victor Koppe collaborated with Michiel Pestman to defend Sison against the false crimnal charges in 2007
British international law expert and human rights lawyer Richard Harvey of the Garden Court Chambers.
Lawyer Julie Tieleman, previously of the Belgian Progress Law Network.
Main lawyers of Prof. Jose Maria Sison in his US human rights case against the fascist dictator Marcos. At the center is lead lawyer Paul Hoffman of the ACLU, flanked on the left by Romeo T. Capulong, Ralph G. Steinhardt professor of law at the George Washington University and on the right by Prof. Sison and Ellen Lutz of the Human Rights Watch. Photo was taken in 1991 after Sison gave his deposition against Marcos for his illegal detention and torture. Sison and legal team won the case in 1996.
Lawyer Suus Hopman assisted Michiel Pestman and alternated with him in visiting Prof. Sison in prison.
Ika-112 Pandaidig na Araw ng Paggawa, Mayo Uno 2015
Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
Ikinararangal at ikinagagalak namin sa International League of Peoples’ Struggle na magpahayag ng pakikiisa sa Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan-Kilusang Mayo Uno (PAMANTIK-KMU) sa okasyon ng Pandaigdigang Araw ng Paggawa.