Monthly Archives: December 2007

Enough of the Morally Bankrupt Arroyo Government!

Statement of the Promotion of Church People's Response (PCPR) International Human Rights Day 2007

Imagine no more killings, and disappearances too…
(sang by a Canadian friend to the tune of John Lennon's IMAGINE during a solidarity visit with victims' families, human rights advocates and church workers, November 2007)

Where can the Filipino people turn to when the Philippine government, a signatory to the United Nations' Universal Declaration on Human Rights, is the principal violator of the people's rights?
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Karapatan Welcomes CA Decision Implicating Palparan

What will GMA do now to her highly praised general?

The human rights watchdog KARAPATAN today welcomed the Court of Appeals decision implicating retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. on the abduction, torture and illegal detention of the Manalo brothers, as they reiterated calls to end impunity on human rights violations.

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Why the Arroyo Regime Cannot Destroy But Causes the Armed Revolution to Advance

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) can best explain why the Arroyo regime cannot destroy but unwittingly causes the armed revolution to advance. But as the CPP founding chairman, NDFP chief political consultant and as a political scientist, I can give some explanation.
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Rizal and the Literature of the Left

By Elmer A. Ordoñez
The Other View
The Manila Times
Saturday, December 29, 2007
JOSE RIZAL’s place in the pantheon of national heroes is a secure one—despite efforts to “downgrade” him by pitting him against Andres Bonifacio.

Sen. Claro M. Recto in his 1958 Rizal lecture called him a “realist,” which in the context of the times could mean “cautious” and therefore not yet prone to act. He also called Bonifacio an “idealist,” who saw the need to act against all odds. Hence, the 1896 Revolution.
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Why No Ceasefire?

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

It is understandable why there is no ceasefire between the armed forces of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and those of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
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