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Reds looking to ‘sane’ govt people to override Duterte refusal to resume talks – Sison

Stressing the rebels were “always willing to negotiate peace” with Duterte or someone else, Sison, who is now chief political consultant of the NDFP, said: “It takes two sides in the current civil war in the Philippines to agree to negotiate with each other and arrive at comprehensive agreements on social, economic and political reforms to lay the basis of a just and lasting peace.” […]

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Joma: We’re ‘ever ready’ to resume talks

“The NDFP is ever ready to negotiate with the GRP as soon as the GRP [or GPH, meaning government of the Philippines] ceases to terminate the peace negotiations and allows its negotiating panel to negotiate with its NDFP counterpart,’ Sison said in a statement sent to INQUIRER.net. […]

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Hope Raised for Talks’ Revival

“We laud Norway’s special envoy for exerting efforts to revive the peace talks,” said Ryan Amper, spokesperson of Barug Katungod Mindanao.

He said it was important for the talks to resume so that the government and the NDF can finalize the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (Caser), which was seen to address poverty—the root cause of the insurgency. […]

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Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

“…To make his tantrums more impressive, Duterte prated about an independent foreign policy, either by playing down the U.S. and playing up China and Russia, or simply by playing off one foreign power against another to his advantage…
…All the while [as Duterte made his anti-U.S. comments] … Lorenzana was assuring the CIA and Pentagon that Duterte was under control and was ready to play ball with his friend and psycho-political lookalike, Trump,” Sison added…
…The clear rebound in U.S.-Philippine relations was confirmed last November, when Duterte sang a Filipino love song to Trump, “upon the orders of the commander-in-chief of the United States” (as he put it), that included evocative lyrics that translate as: “You are the light in my world, a half of this heart of mine.”
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JV ASKS JMS: Hinggil sa mga aral ng “First Quarter Storm of 1970” at sa hinaharap ng kilusang masa

Ang posibilidad ng isang malaking krisis panlipunan at ang kabiguan ng mga gobyernong Macapagal at Marcos na maagapan ang krisis na ito ay lumikha ng malawakang diskuntento sa panig ng masang Pilipino. Dahil dito, umalingawngaw ang mga pagpupunyagi para isulong ang mga radikal na pagbabago sa pamamagitan ng paglikha ng bagong konstitusyon na sasagot sa mga pangunahing isyu ng bansang ito gaya ng paghihikahos ng nakakarami, pamamayani ng lokal na oligarkya, at korapsyon at kabulukan sa gobyerno. […]

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Jose Maria Sison on the Purpose and Cost of Armed Struggle

Yes, within 20 years, there is more than enough time for the crises of the ruling system and global system, the relentless struggle of the people for national liberation and democracy and the peace negotiations to generate conditions for the election of a President who is anti-imperialist and progressive, as in the countries of Latin America that you have mentioned. […]

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FILIPINAS: SOCIEDADE E REVOLUÇÃO

O livro abriu caminhos e inspirou o povo filipino aos milhões para in­gressar no PCF, no NEP, na Frente Democrática Nacional das Filipinas (NDFP) e nas organizações de massas, bem como para apoiar órgãos do poder político do governo democrático-popular. Filipinas: Sociedade e Revolução cumpriu o papel em construir as forças revolucioná­rias e o movimento de massas. Para espalhar a sua influência entre as mas­sas, o livro foi traduzido e publicado nos diversos idiomas falados nas Filipinas, bem como em línguas estrangei­ras. […]