By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
December 26, 2016
This is a day of celebrating the accumulated and recent victories of the Party, the people’s army and the people in the new democratic revolution through protracted people’s war. This is also the day for the people to manifest their indignation over the Duterte regime’s failure to fulfill its promises in the peace negotiations, especially the amnesty and release of all political prisoners listed by the NDFP in compliance with the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and in consonance with a possible bilateral interim ceasefire agreement and the plan to accelerate the peace negotiations.