His detractors today deliberately understate Sison’s incarceration as if this was a sacrifice and punishment he deserved to endure as a communist ideologue. They would appear inconsistent and lose credibility in vilifying Sison’s integrity as a person and revolutionary if it’s emphasized that he bravely defied the tyrant as a writer, activist, guerilla, and prisoner. […]
For several decades, we seem to be trapped in a world of recurrently worsening crises, social turmoil and wars in the era of modern imperialism and proletarian revolution. But we are now in a period of transition to a world of revolutionary flow against the evils and rottenness of decadent monopoly finance capitalism. […]
Hindi na tama na nanghihimasok si Duterte sa Korte Suprema. Dapat nga may separation of powers sa pagitan ng presidente at Korte Suprema […]
Tumitindi ang krisis panlipunan at pampulitika sa bansa, gayundin ang krisis sa karapatang-pantao. Hindi malayong ang mga sitwasyong ito ang nagtutulak sa administrasyong Duterte na pana-panahong pasulputin ang pagpapatuloy ng usapang pangkapayapaan, kundi mismong ituloy ang muling pagbubukas nito. […]
“The nomination of Jose Maria Sison for national artist for poetry and the essay is moved by recognition of the crucial role he has a played and continues to play in the making of the Filipino community and nation by developing and enhancing the Filipino capacity to understand the Philippine crisis through the poems and the hundreds of essays he has written on the manifold aspects of that crisis,” a part of the nomination entitled “Jose Maria Sison’s Enduring Legacy: People’s Art, People’s Culture” read […]
One week after he was elected president, I sent Fidel Agcaoili to confer with him and he promised to release all political prisoners listed by the NDFP. Soon thereafter, he offered to appoint to his cabinet four CPP representatives to be in charge of the departments of labor and employment, agrarian reform, environment and natural resources and social welfare and development.
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. […]