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The Original Founders (Early 20th Century)

The Original Founders (Early 20th Century)

Sunday, 29 March 2015

BOOK NOVEL WEDNESDAY

CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT
THE WORSENING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM UNDER THE PHILIPPINE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT
By: Comrade Mark Cua


Long Before I took these Missions, and embraced the Red ideology, I had studied on a Democratic School and Religious Schools run by Roman Catholic Priests. I learnt many things and the things that are lacking in their educational System. In Chinese Society, Education is not just learning the Sciences and the Alphabeths. It should also be able to shape the man, the student into becoming a better person, a person who has morals, and live by morality. 

Thats why We Chinese have the Confucian analects, and others. They are the very backbone of the Chinese education. What I noticed some of those born overseas had been influenced by Christian Doctrines and neglected to shape themselves just like What our forefathers did to us. Chinese Education is complete and it is inner and outer education and Enlightenment. 

I also Notice Western Universities and schools run by Religious organizations are Westernized and many of the students are only after the grades, after the interests of that particular Religion, and others. That is not education at all. Education is universal and like Universe it is vast. 

We had a tour to the Country Side where we will have occulars in the schools there. I was widely shock of the standard, and the way they are taught. When we arrived we had half an hour to walk around and we asked one of the students,"What is education for you? Why are you Here?"

He answered me,"Sexy Classmates on skirts, and Good Grades." I was shocked from his answer students under the Philippine Democratic Government had this kind of mindset. The Educational standard  and Quality was bad. They are widely influenced by the West and it is one of the point where Western Education had nothing in mind but profit. Making Education a business.

We approached another student and he was half my age too and answered me,"Good Grades, and make my parents proud." I was so surprised why these Students had these kinds of Mindset. The Dean of the College finally arrived and welcomed us in his office and to his conference room. 

We went to another School in the provinces and we want to see the standard of education there. We went to a certain Democratic Government School where the tarpauline with the faces of Democratic Officials are there, and the building was nearly crumbling down. The Quality of the School was already giving me an image of being thrifty on the materials. 

One of the students outside came to me and asked me,"Are you a Chinese?" I answered,"Yes."

He came to me and whispered to me," Don't tell our Dean or our faculty about this because they are under the payroll of the Philippine Democratic Government." he continued,"Actually the Democratic Officials are doing this not for us but for their own Interests, Political Careers, and Political Clans."

I responded,"What makes you say that young Lad?"

He told me,"This School should be worth Hundreds and Millions of Pesos. But the Philippine Democratic Officials only spent here Tens and Millions. The rest went to their pockets." He warned me to be careful especially the Democratic Officials inside the school. 

This is not new to me because even in the Nation's capital Education instead of Public Service becomes a profitable business. This is the Capitalist Term and use for Educational System. One of his friends added up, and told me,"Sir, Actually we really hated the Philippine Democratic Government."

I asked them,"What do you need? What can I do for you?"

I was surprised from their answer,"A Bright Future." He continued,"We have no future under the Philippine Democratic Government. Even after graduation we have no work, no stable job and due to worsening Economic Conditions of our Economy, we have no choice but to move and work abroad."

At that time I cannot give an answer because When I say something I must do it. Even if I had the Money, you must know what your doing, and you know what your up to. I learnt many things and discovered many things the Democratic Government had been hiding and had been lying about. 

I met that day the directors, the deans, the professors, the teachers of the said Universities and Schools. They welcomed me with Meals and they discussed with me the statistics and the potentiality of their schools. They are trying to amuse me and amaze with their lies and I know they are lying to me by hiding from me the truth. I even met one of the Philippine Democratic Officials I don't know what position he is but I know he is working for the Philippine Local Democratic Government. 

Only if I could put a fist in his face but I can't. I am not there to hurt that bloody bastard but to have an occular. 

But it doesn't mean I will not do something about it. I will solve it. 

When we came to the car, I told Comrade,"Bloody Selfish, Feudal or Monarchial Philippine Democratic Government!" My comrade smiled and I continued,"We will do something about it but it won't be smooth sailing and expect hindrances from the Philippine Democratic Government." I smiled back with a grin to him and Comrade knew when I do that I have a Sinister and Specified plan. I will be acting on it soon. 







KARL MARX TUESDAYS

PHILIPPINE SOCIETY AND THE REVOLUTION AGAINST THE PHILIPPINE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT
By: Comrade Mark Cua

CHAPTER TWO
THE BASIC PROBLEMS OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE 

In approaching a problem a Marxist should see the whole as well as the parts. A frog in a well says, â € œThe sky is no bigger than the mouth of the well.â € ?? That is untrue, for the sky is not just the size of the mouth of the well. If it said, â € œA part of the sky is the size of a well, â € ?? that would be true, for it tallies with the facts.

-MAO TSETUNG 

A SEMICOLONIAL AND SEMIFEUDAL SOCIETY

Philippine society today is semicolonial and semifeudal. This status is determined by U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism which now ruthlessly exploit the broad masses of the Filipino people. These three historical evils are the basic problems that afflict Philippine society.

The semicolonial character of Philippine society is principally determined by U.S. imperialism. Though the reactionaries claim that the Philippines is already independent, it is not in fact completely so as they themselves give contradictory testimony that Philippine independence was merely “granted” or “restored” by U.S. imperialism. The truth is that U.S. imperialism persists in violating the national sovereignty of the Filipino people and in strangulating Philippine independence. Before and after the grant of nominal independence, U.S. imperialism made sure that it would continue to control the Philippine economy, politics, culture, military and foreign relations. It has extorted unequal treaties and one-sided privileges that transgress the national sovereignty, territorial integrity and national patrimony of the Filipino people. U.S. imperialism continues to arrogate unto itself the privilege of giving armed protection to the local exploiting classes. Though there is now the illusion that the present government is self-determining, its basic policies and the election and appointment of its highest officials are mainly determined by U.S. imperialism. The clearest evidence that the Philippines is still a colony of the United States consists of economic enclaves lorded over by U.S. enterprises and also of huge U.S. military bases. These colonial enclaves can be removed only by means of an armed national revolution to assert Philippine independence.

The semifeudal character of Philippine society is principally determined by the impingement of U.S. monopoly capitalism on the old feudal mode of production and the subordination of the latter to the former. The concrete result of the intertwining of foreign monopoly capitalism and domestic feudalism is the erosion and dissolution of a natural economy of self-sufficiency in favor of a commodity economy. Being dictated by foreign monopoly capitalism, this commodity economy is used to restrict the growth of a national capitalism and force owner-cultivators and handicraftsmen into bankruptcy. It is used to keep large masses of people in feudal bondage and at the same time create a relative surplus of population, a huge reserve army of labor, that keeps the local labor market cheap. In Philippine agriculture, the old feudal mode of production persists side by side with capitalist farming chiefly for the production of a few export crops needed by the United States and other capitalist countries. As a matter of fact, the old feudal mode of production still covers more extensive areas than capitalist farms. Feudalism has been encouraged and retained by U.S. imperialism to perpetuate the poverty of the broad masses of the people, subjugate the most numerous class which is the peasantry and manipulate local backwardness for the purpose of having cheap labor and cheap raw materials from the country. It is in this sense that domestic feudalism is the social base of U.S. imperialism. The persistence of landlord exploitation is in turn under the counterrevolutionary protection of U.S. imperialism. An agrarian revolution is needed to destroy the links between U.S. imperialism and feudalism and deprive the former of its social base.

The interactive and symbiotic relationship between U.S. imperialism and feudalism has made Philippine society semi-colonial and semifeudal. U.S. imperialism has no genuine interest in developing the colonial and agrarian economy to one that is truly independent and self-reliant. It is in the nature of modern imperialism to make possible only uneven and spasmodic development. The U.S. monopoly capitalists are merely interested in making superprofits from the colonial exchange of raw materials from the Philippines and fully processed commodities from the United States, from direct investments that rake in a higher rate of profit from colonies and semicolonies and from the practice of international usury.

The present reactionary state cannot be expected to solve the basic problems of the Filipino people because it is in the first place a creation and puppet instrument of U.S. imperialism and feudalism. At every level of the present reactionary state, from the national to the municipal level, are the bureaucrat capitalists who serve as the running dogs of U.S. imperialism and feudalism. Bureaucrat capitalism itself is a distinct evil that afflicts the entire nation. It plays the special role of linking up the interests of the foreign and domestic exploiters and suppressing the determined opposition of the revolutionary masses. It has been built up by U.S. imperialism under its policy of “tutelage for self-government” precisely to function as its puppet administrator.

The bureaucrat capitalists would rather pocket the spoils from their government offices and seek concessions from their foreign and feudal masters than fight for the national and Communist Socialist interests of the Filipino people. It is futile and wrong to expect them to change the basic semicolonial and semifeudal policies of the reactionary puppet government. What these corrupt government officials usually do is to use counterrevolutionary dual tactics in order to deceive the people and serve the ruling classes better. They will proclaim themselves as “populists,” “nationalists,” “democrats” or even “socialists” and they are even capable of stealing phrases from the revolutionary mass movement. They will even misrepresent their amicable relations with the local revisionist renegades and the Soviet social-imperialists as their credentials for patriotism and progressivism. But they will never hesitate to turn outright fascists and employ military force to quell the revolutionary masses. They are the caretakers of a reactionary state, an instrument of coercion against the broad masses of the people. Bureaucrat capitalism is the social basis of fascism.







KARL MARX TUESDAYS

PHILIPPIINE SOCIETY AND THE REVOLUTION AGAINST THE PHILIPPINE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT
By: Comrade Mark Cua


VI. The Marcos Puppet Regime, 1966-1986

What Magsaysay had done in 1953, transfer from the Liberal Party to the Nacionalista Party to become no less than the presidential candidate, Ferdinand Marcos did in 1965 without having to account for any change of political principles, thus exposing once more the absence of any basic difference between the two puppet reactionary parties. Marcos had been no less than the president of the party he had left and the close associate of Macapagal.

Marcos defeated Macapagal in the election of 1965 to become the sixth president of the puppet republic. After one term, he ran for reelection in 1969 and won over Sergio Osmena, Jr. of the Liberal Party. Each time in the two presidential elections, he faced an opponent raucously claiming to be the more efficient running dog of US imperialism. On the other hand, US imperialism wanted a puppet of the Marcos type, one who could most effectively make use of counterrevolutionary dual tactics in a period marked by the rise of the revolutionary mass movement in both city and countryside.

While sounding â € œnationalistâ € ?? interested in the economic emancipation of the Filipino nation and pledging to let the Laurel-Langley Agreement, particularly parity rights, lapse in 1974, the Marcos puppet regime enacted as early as 1967 the Investment Incentives Law which declares it the state policy to encourage foreign investments and defines a corporation with a maximum foreign equity of 40 per cent as a â € œPhilippine national.â € ?? By this definition, the US imperialists can create a system of interlocking corporations by which a â € œPhilippine nationalâ € ?? already bearing and camouflaging 40 per cent equity invests in another corporation and actually increases foreign equity in the latter corporation beyond 40 per cent. The law, however, clearly allows foreign equity to exceed 40 per cent in an old or new corporation registered with the Board of Investments and to remain so indefinitely as long as â € œPhilippine nationalsâ € ?? do not buy the shares of stock offered in the stock exchange on the eleventh year after registration. In guaranteeing the property rights of foreign investors , the Investment Incentives Law goes to the extent of guaranteeing the right of nonexpropriation and exposes the primacy of foreign investments over any pretension of the present puppet state to sovereign rights. The â € ~â € ~incentivesâ € ?? offered by the law are unprecedentedly abusive of the sovereign Filipino people and are geared to aggravating the colonial status of the Philippines.

An insidious propaganda drive supporting the perpetuation of the interests of the US monopolies in the Philippines has been unleashed by the counterrevolutionaries, especially by the CIA and the American Jesuits through the Manglapus-Manahan gang. Brandishing their slogans of â € œpeaceful revolution, â € ?? â € œconstitutional reformâ € ?? and â € œprofit-sharing, â € ?? the Christian Social Movement, the Movement for the Advancement of Nationalism, the Congressional Economic Planning Office and several other reformist groups spread the mendacious line that the nationalization of the economy could be advanced through legislation and through the stock market. The workers are told that they can become capitalists and can participate in joint ventures with foreign investors by going to the stock market to buy their own shares and putting on mortgage their future wages . This is akin to the old lie repeatedly told to the landless peasants that they can become landowners by buying land from the landlords.

There has been so much ado about another colonial Constitutional Convention. It is publicized as a channel for changing the status quo. The actual purpose of the Constitutional Convention, however, is to adjust the wording of the colonial constitution to such a law as the Investment Incentives Law and the treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation between the US and the Philippines which is now being prepared. The broad masses of the people are reminded at every turn that they have to attract and be hospitable to â € œdollar-bringing tourists, â € ?? meaning to say, the US monopolies. Every town or barrio is made to expect itself as a possible tourist spot in a clever campaign to counteract the growing sentiment of the people against US imperialism.

Rendering completely inutile the reformist view that the economic interests of US imperialism could be taken over by the reactionary government or Filipino businessmen in accordance with â € œdue processâ € ™ â € ™ and â € œjust compensation, â € ?? the Marcos puppet regime has faithfully followed the dictation of US imperialism to exhaust the financial resources of the reactionary government and to overburden the people with inflation and repeated devaluation. Despite the raising of taxes, the internal debt of the reactionary government has risen to the level of at least P6 .0 billion because of the profligate spending on projects that merely deepen the semicolonial and semifeudal character of the economy. On top of this internal debt, an external debt of more than $ l.9 billion has been incurred mainly US imperialism with. Thus, the nation is severely afflicted with a financial crisis of unprecedented proportions.4 The broad masses of the people have to suffer steeply rising prices as a result of the rapid erosion of the purchasing value of the peso from within and from without.

Taking advantage of the financial plight of the Philippine puppet government, US imperialism through the International Monetary Fund has dictated the devaluation of the peso at the expense of the broad masses of the people. At the beginning of 1970, the value of the peso sank to the level of more than P6.00 per US dollar from the previous level of P3.90 per US dollar. This is the second time in only eight years that devaluation has been imposed on the people without any corresponding increases in their income. Since 1962 , the prices of many basic commodities have gone up by more than 150 per cent. There is not a single commodity in the Philippines that is not affected by the rising costs of imported fuel, equipment, spare parts, raw materials, and the like. The Filipino national bourgeoisie is daily facing bankruptcy because its products are being squeezed out of the local market and it can not avail itself of adequate credit assistance from a bankrupt puppet government.

As a result of the peso devaluation, the value of US assets in the Philippines and also of Philippine foreign debt has automatically increased. It is idle and downright stupid to expect the reactionary government or private Filipino stockbuyers to be able to buy out the US monopolies . On the other hand, the reactionary government has become worse as a beggar of usurious foreign loans and Filipino-owned enterprises have become more than ever subject to takeover, assimilation or crushing by the US monopolies. Devaluation has only made the Philippines more dependent on the US dollar and has only served to aggravate the semicolonial and semifeudal character of the economy.

Though the Marcos puppet regime has flamboyantly declared so many towns in the country, especially in Central Luzon, as land reform areas, the reactionary government is simply bereft of the financial resources to carry out what it hypocritically labels as a land reform program. In the countryside of the Philippines, it has become too clear that only by waging a peopleâ € ™ s war can the peasantry achieve agrarian revolution. In the city, the proletariat is pressed hard by mass layoffs and by the inflation caused by the workings of imperialism within and without the country.

Only the reactionary classes in Philippine society have shared in the exploitative privileges and gains enjoyed by US imperialism. The comprador big bourgeois and the big landlord class have been extremely favored by the automatic increase of the peso equivalent of their dollar earnings on their raw material exports . They are the principal beneficiaries of the various public works projects facilitating the movement of raw material exports and finished manufacture imports. They have received various forms of â € œexport incentives.â € ?? They have been extended the biggest loans in constructing and reconstructing milling facilities. Playing up to the trick of US imperialism of using preferential trade for sugar as a lever for increasing its privileges in the Philippines, the Marcos puppet regime has extended the biggest loans for the construction of new sugar mills at so many points in the country. In the disposition of government funds and the granting of government approval for business projects, the bureaucrat capitalists led by Marcos have aggravated the economic crisis by exacting kickbacks on all sorts of government contracts.

As a rabid puppet of US imperialism, Marcos has outdone Macapagal in sending Filipino mercenary troops to participate in the US war of aggression in Vietnam and Indochina in general. Despite the worsening bankruptcy of the reactionary government, he dispatched the Philcag (Philippine Civic Action Group ) to South Vietnam. Until now, there are Filipino mercenaries there who merely carry other labels, the Philcon, Operation Brotherhood and engineering firms. US imperialism brazenly uses its military bases and Philippine skies and waters to conduct its wars of aggression in Asia. On US military bases here, US military personnel continue to murder, rape, and commit all kinds of abuses against the Filipino people and yet the Marcos puppet regime, like all previous puppet regimes, has conspired with the US imperialists in holding â € œnegotiationsâ €? ? that end in upholding the latterâ € ™ s extraterritorial rights. Instead of fighting for the peopleâ € ™ s sovereignty, the reactionary government unleashes its police and troops to attack the anti-imperialist protest actions of the people.

The Marcos puppet regime has echoed every â € œnewâ € ?? policy and followed every â € œnewâ € ?? step taken by US imperialism. It follows Nixonâ € ™ s â € œnew Asia policyâ € ?? of â € œmaking Asians fight Asians .â € ?? It rabidly supports the US-Japanese partnership in the Pacific and the troublemaking activities of this partnership in Asia. It bows to the US imperialist policy of reviving Japanese militarism and making it play the role of fugleman for US imperialism in Asia . Resurgent Japanese militarism is being promoted as the â € œregional leaderâ € ?? of Asia through the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Pacific Council (ASPAC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Southeast Asian Ministers Economic Council (SEAMEC ), the â € œAsian Forumâ € ?? and the like.

Even before the ratification of the unequal Japan-RP Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation, the Marcos puppet regime has encouraged the Japanese monopolies to invade the Philippines. They now rank as the second biggest foreign investor. Japanese commodities are being dumped into the country and Japanese investments are penetrating every major field of business activity. Japan today is next only to the United States in getting Philippine raw materials and ranks first in getting copper concentrates, logs, molasses and iron ores. Japanâ € ™ s share of Philippine foreign trade is now more than 30 per cent. Its military vessels and fishing fleets do not respect the territorial waters of the Philippines. In a desperate attempt to hoodwink the Filipino people about Japan, the Marcos puppet regime is bandying about the lie that Japan is a benevolent aid-giver and actually begs for loans from it in exchange for the plunder of Philippine natural resources and exploitation of the people. Its war reparations payments which have been grabbed by the local reactionaries for themselves are even misrepresented as gracious aid to the people. The strategic Pan-Philippine highway is obsequiously called the Japanese Friendship Highway.

The Marcos puppet regime has also steadily opened the way for trade and diplomatic relations with Soviet social-imperialism and other revisionist countries in line with the US imperialist policy of maintaining a global alliance with the Soviet Union in opposing China, the people, revolution, and communism. In a futile attempt to deflect attention from itself, US imperialism is raising the joint oppression and exploitation of the Filipino people by the United States, Japan and the Soviet Union. In this connection, there is an imperialist scheme to whip up the evil wind of modern revisionism inside the country. The local agents of modern revisionism, the bourgeois reactionary gang of the Lavas, are being accommodated in the arena of bourgeois parliamentarism in the imperialist scheme to sabotage the revolutionary mass movement.

In carrying out its reactionary policies, the Marcos puppet regime has inevitably laid out its fascist character. Unable to cope with the political and economic crisis into which it has pushed the nation and also unable to deceive the people with such hypocritical slogans as â € œthis nation can be great againâ € ?? or â € œnew Filipinism, â € ?? it has ruthlessly employed the apparatuses of the state to suppress the broad masses of the people through selective and mass terrorism. In conducting its anti-democratic campaign, it cynically waves the banner of â € œliberal democracyâ € ??.

Through the JUSMAG, US imperialism is supplying more military equipment to the reactionary armed forces and is egging them on to launch counterinsurgency campaigns, that is to say, to attack the broad masses of the people. Through AID, US imperialism is also providing communications and anti-riot equipment to attack mass organizations and disperse protest actions. US military personnel have even taken to the field of supervising police and military operations. The buildup of local fascism by U. S. imperialism is clearly intended to quell the growing revolutionary mass movement inflamed by the rapid deterioration of the ruling system.

As fascism is on the rise, private armies and official murder units, such as the â € œMonkees, â € ?? â € œBSDU, â € ?? â € œHome Defense Forces, â € ?? â € œSpecial Forces, â € ?? â € œprovincial strike forcesâ € ?? and the like brazenly commit atrocities against the people. Even as the tyrannical character of the reactionary government has clearly emerged, the counterrevolutionaries rig up reformist groups to whip up confidence in the reactionary government and slander the revolutionary mass movement.

Massacres, mass arrests, kidnappings, assassinations, rape, arson, extortion and looting of homes have characterized the Marcos puppet regime. The Culatingan massacre, Corregidor massacre, Lapiang Malaya massacre, Capas massacre, the Mendiola massacre and the Tarlac massacre are blatant proofs of its fascist character and they typify the many more atrocities inflicted on the workers, peasants, students, intellectuals, and the national minorities.5 In the last presidential elections, it made use of fraud and terrorism on an unprecedented scale to ensure its continuance in power . Government funds and facilities and both the reactionary government armed forces and the warlord gangs were employed on an unprecedented scale to keep the Marcos fascist clique in power.

Under the Marcos puppet regime, the revolutionary mass movement has risen to new heights. In 1966 repeated mass protests against Philippine involvement in the US war of aggression in Vietnam culminated on October 23 and 24 when the Manila summit attended by the US imperialist chieftain Johnson and the Asian puppet chieftains were dealt powerful blows by a multitude of workers, peasants and students In 1967 powerful demonstrations condemned the economic enslavement of the people by the US monopolies;. the US military bases and the atrocities being committed therein; and the US war of aggression in Vietnam. In 1968 militant demonstrations broke out all over the country against the US-RP negotiations preparing the extension of â € œnational treatmentâ € ?? to US monopolies beyond 1974, against US military bases, against the further Americanization of the University of the Philippines and the entire educational system and against Anglo-American support for â € œMalaysia.â € ??

The whole year of 1969 was spanned by student and teacher rebellions against the reactionary educational system, by peasant demonstrations in Manila against the landlords and the fascist rule in the countryside and by workersâ € ™ strikes supported by student activists. The coming of the US imperialist chieftains Nixon and Agnew on two separate occasions was met by fiercely militant demonstrations. While militant mass actions raged in Manila and other urban centers, revolutionary workers, students and intellectuals went in larger numbers than before to the countryside to conduct rural surveys and mass work among the peasants. The cultural revolution of a new-democratic type advanced rapidly under the leadership of the reestablished Communist Party of the Philippines.

From year to year, despite fascist brutality, the revolutionary mass movement has intensified, increasing in frequency, becoming larger, spreading throughout the province and delivering a clearer revolutionary message among the people. In 1970, unprecedented mass actions involving 50,000 to 100,000 direct participants on each occasion unfolded as a great summation of revolutionary efforts in the past decade and as a striking storm signal for the entire current decade. These started with the January 26 and 30-31 demonstrations of workers, peasants, students and intellectuals. Efforts of the reactionaries to raise the counterrevolutionary slogan of â € œpeaceful revolutionâ € ?? were drowned out by the revolutionary slogan of the masses of â € œprotracted peopleâ € ™ s warâ € ?? in answer to the fascist brutality unleashed against them and also in answer to the repeated threats of the Marcos puppet regime to make a formal declaration of martial law. The First Quarter Storm of 19706 marked the maturation of the cultural revolution spearheaded by the revolutionary youth oriented to Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought and conscious of the peopleâ € ™ s democratic revolution. The essence of the cultural revolution clearly emerged as being the propaganda movement for the national-Communist Socialist struggle against US imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucrat capitalism.

Confronted with the increasingly fierce opposition of the revolutionary masses, the Marcos puppet regime has harped on formally declaring martial law notwithstanding the fact that it has wantonly practiced fascist terror in both city and countryside, especially so in the latter where uniformed troops and their goon assistants vent their ire on the peasant masses. By resorting to more counterrevolutionary violence, the Marcos puppet regime is enraging the people and is hastening the collapse of the semicolonial and semifeudal system.

The Marcos puppet regime can no longer attack the revolutionary masses without being counterattacked. The Communist Party of the Philippines has been reestablished under the powerful inspiration of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought and has taken the road of armed revolution in order to fight for national liberation and peopleâ € ™ s Communist Socialist Government. The New Peopleâ € ™ s Army under the leadership of the Party is vigorously establishing revolutionary bases in the countryside and is advancing from victory to victory in a protracted peopleâ € ™ s war. The Communist Party of the Philippines is today applying Chairman Maoâ € ™ s strategic principle of encircling the cities from the countryside.

At the end of 1969, which marked only less than a year of its existence, the New Peopleâ € ™ s Army inflicted on the enemy a death casualty which was well more than 150 per cent higher than the average annual death casualty of the enemy during the period of 1966-68 when the peasant guerrillas significantly raised the level of armed resistance from the level of immediately preceding years. From March 29, 1969 to March 29, 1970, the New Peopleâ € ™ s Army wiped out at least 200 enemy troops , spies, local tyrants, and bad elements.

Despite the fact that they have been singled out for attack by the enemy, the Party and the New Peopleâ € ™ s Army have successfully withstood enemy-assaults and have gained greater strength. That is because they are waging a revolutionary armed struggle in defense of the broad masses of the people.




PHILIPPINE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT PLAYS ZARZUELA BY ORGANIZING CITIZEN LEADERS ON BBL
By: Father Daniel Cogul

Philippine Democratic Government President Noynoy Aquino organized a body of Citizen Leaders including our esteemed Cardinal Tagle on reviewing the BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law). It is another mockery from the Philippine Democratic Government as making Bangsamoro not an independent state but only as a substate of the Philippines (No Difference from ARMM).

The Bangsamoro the Moros want are independent from the Philippine democratic Government and no person on the Philippine Democratic Government nor on any Christian Community can meddle. Indeed another obvious desperate move of the Aquinos to try the wits of the Moros if they can be tricked and mocked or not. 

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SWS SURVEYS BIASED RESULTS 
By: Father Daniel Cogul

From the results to the numbers, it is very obvious that the SWS Survey is a pro Democratic Government Institution and every result they get are biased and depending on how much the Democratic Officials would pay them. 

Binays are one of the most active Democratic Officials paying off SWS Surveys and others paying it too. The results are never to be trusted and never to be believed. 

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LAUDE FAMILY DECLINES OFFER OF US GOVERNMENT WORTH 21 MILLION PESOS
By: Father Daniel Cogul


US Government and Philippine Democratic Department of Foreign Affairs tries to ease off the heat by trying to payoff Laudes worth P 21 Million Pesos in return they will stop bugging the US Government and the Philippine democratic Government. 

But the Laudes denounces and refused to accept the money and gathered more supporters against the Philippine Democratic Government and against United States sending troops to the Philippines. Hundreds and thousands of protesters hits United States Embassy.

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PHILIPPINES BECOMES SOUTHEAST ASIA'S THIRD LARGEST CONSUMER OF SMART PHONES 
By: Father Daniel Cogul

Philippines Becomes Southeast Asia's Largest Consumer of Smartphone and it rose to 15.8% this year in 2015. The Consumers in the Philippines starts to become one of the leading consumers in Southeast Asia. 

In the Philippines, the leading Brands are the following: Cherry Mobile with 21.9%, Samsung with 11.2%, My Phone with 11.2%, Lenovo by 6.5%, and Torque by 4.8%. Many of the Phones are from China and almost 95% are made from China. 

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

PHILIPPINE DEMOCRATIC LTFRB STARTS NO PLATE NO TRAVEL 
By: Father Daniel Cogul

Philippine Democratic LTFRB said starting this Holy Week there will be no plate no travel policy in which it will lead to chaos as buyers and Car Dealers had been trigging sparks. Car Dealers and Democratic LTFRB also been triggering sparks. 

The issues of no delivering of plate numbers are one of the problems from the car dealers but Democratic LTFRB said the Plates are already in their office ready to be filed and taken. 

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PHILIPPINE DEMOCRATIC POLICE SAID THEY WILL BE ON ALERT THIS HOLY WEEK
By: Father Daniel Cogul

Philippine Democratic Police said they will be on alert not only in Metro Manila but also on tourist Desitnations on the provinces. They said the places where NPA (New People's Army) are possibly lurking. 

But the Operations are on going operations against the CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines) and the NPA (New People's Army). People start flocking on bus stations, ferry stations, and ports to Provinces. 

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Friday, 27 March 2015

EDITORIAL SUNDAY

ARE YOU AN IDIOT KILLING YOURSELF YOU WILL BRING ALONG HUNDREDS OTHERS?
By: Newton Herbeven


What happened on German Wings is that the insane and depressed CoPilot would kill himself and drag along hundred others to his death. Are you that crazy and sadistic? What is wrong with people like these? If they would be killing themselves don't drag others along with them. 

Whatever reason he is why he would be killing himself its his own personal life and others should not be involved on that. What kind of devil entered your mind and drag hundreds of people along with him and is this called professsionalism among pilots? 
Look at how many casualties there is and how many families lost their love ones for his foolishness and his insanity? Why would the airplanes allow to let him fly the plane on that kind of mindset? This world is already going from bad to worst. For those Suicidal and Crazy psychotics outthere, heres my message if your gonna kill yourself why the hell would drag others along with your suicide. Then do it yourself without dragging others into your misery.



EDITORIAL SUNDAY

REPLACING THE PHILIPPINE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT IS THE RIGHT TRACK FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO
By: Father Daniel Cogul

The Philippine Democratic Government needs to be removed and ousted and its high time to kick them out of the Philippine Archipelago. The Philippine Democratic Government is still a feudal Monarchy Government hiding under a pseudonym of "Democratic". The only ones benefiting are the the aristocrats and the Democratic Officials seating on the democratic Government. They are like absolute monarchy lords and counts. The suck the money out of the people like vampires hungry for blood. They are as vile as the creatures of the night giving us endless nightmares, and endless sufferings. 

In Reality the Democratic Government are run by Political Dynasties, and Democratic Politicians who only wants power and seat in the Democratic Government for Money, their Selfish Reason for Running, and for creating  Political dynasty where kins sit on every position they could seat under the Philippine Democratic Government. 

Democratic Justice System is the worst and it has colours and biases. 

Philippine Democratic Government is also of No Difference from Organized Crime or Gangsters who keeps a blind eye from their own sins and only points to it when it is in favour of their selfish Interests. Look at what Binays and Estradas are doing. Along with the other Political Dynasties in the Philippines. 

When Democratic Government Officials does foolishness and their evil acts they are not punished and Zarzuelas (Spanish Theatre Play with actors, actresses, and Directors) are being showed. Real Justice is not shown and given to the Filipino People and victims of the Philippine Democratic Officials. 

The Only Choice we have right now is bring down the entire Philippine Democratic Government and replace it on a Communist Socialist Government run by Communist Party.  If we don't bring down the Philippine Democratic Government, they will keep on feeding on us, make Peasants and financial slaves out of us and they will continue to become our source of problems. 

Saturday, 21 March 2015







THE NEW YOUTH PRESS OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO SINGAPORE AND TO THE LEE FAMILY FOR THE DEATH OF LEE KUAN YEW. A GREAT FATHER AND FOUNDER OF SINGAPORE. 

SINGAPORE TODAY IS GREAT BECAUSE OF LEE KUAN YEW AND WITH HIGH RESPECTS TO THE GREAT SINGAPOREAN LEADER. HE IS FOR THE FATHER OF SINGAPORE. 





US PLANS TO MOBILIZE MILITARY SHIPS TO SOUTH CHINA SEA
By: Comrade Slovak Respovik

US plans to mobilize military Naval Ships to patrol waters to confront China in the Chinese Territory in South China Sea. This is a move US wants to threaten China but China said they are hindered and are not afraid of the Americans. 

The Land base Aircraft Carriers will be 85% by mid year of 2015. Making a solid and strong Land made Aircraft Carrier in Chinese waters of South China Sea. United States is planning to use this alibi to insert military activity into the Pacific.

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PUTIN CELEBRATES WITH CRIMEANS 1 YEAR AFTER THE RETURN INTO RUSSIA'S ARMS
By: Comrade Slovak Respovik


Russian Leader Putin Sings with Crimeans in Celebration after 1 year of Crimea returning to Russia's Arms. It was attended by millions of People living Crimea and joined Putin in the Celebration. 

Crimea after officially being part of Russia again celebrates its happy reunion with its motherland Russia. Putin and the Crimeans sang the Song "We are together as one" in Russian Language. 

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LEE KUAN YEW IN CHINESE GENERAL HOSPITAL SINGAPORE
By: Newton Herbeven


Lee Kuan Yew is currently on Chinese General Hospital Singapore and attended by the doctors in Singapore. He had been ill of old age and millions and billions of people gives Get well soon to the very founder, great leader who made Singapore today. 

Millions and Billions of People around the world gave Lee Kuan Yew a get well soon wishes and in Singapore they placed flowers and cards in front of the Chinese General Hospital in Singapore. The young man who posted Lee Kuan Yew was dead was already on the custody of the Singaporean Police and he is alone and no conspirators. 
His Son Lee Hsien Loong thanked the millions and billions people for the get well soon wishes. 

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CHINESE GOVERNMENT SENDS PLA UNITS TO MYANMAR CHINA BORDER
By: Comrade Mark Cua

Chinese Government had verified and sent PLA (People's Liberation Army) units to Mynamar Chinese Border to secure the safety of the Chinese People in Yunnan Province. CPC (Communist Party of China) said if bombs drop again inside China PLA will enter into Myanamar without a doubt. 

Myanmar said they would pay the dead farmers' family in Yunnan Province and promise it will never happen again. The bomb dropped and exploded killing 4 farmers and hurt dozens. Anti Aircraft guns and missile launchers were some of the units sent to Myanmar China Border. 

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JAPANESE TRADE DOWN BY 47.3% 
By: Newton Herbeven

By February 2015, Japanese Import and Export dropped by 47.3% and down by more than -50% from last year's +20%. Japanese Economy is just turning from bad to worst after Chinese Government stopped trading with Japan. 

Japanese trade turned to trade deficit -47.3%. Making Japanese Government into deep hole and into much more deep financial trouble. 

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AUSTRALIA 42 OTHER COUNTRIES IN ASIA AND MIDDLE EAST JOINS AIIB
By: Comrade Mark Cua


Australia and 42 others Joins the known and stable banking system AIIB (Asian International Investment Bank) which now stretches to more than 80 countries except United States. 

CPC (Communist Party of China) had successfully pushed and fulfilled a centralized Banking System headed by Russia and China. The Banking System runs around the World Except United States. The main currency used is Ren Min Bi then can be directly exchanged to local currency. 

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FRANCE AND GERMANY JOINS CHINESE AIIB
By: Comrade Mark Cua


France and Germany joins Chinese AIIB (Asian International Investment Bank) despite the anger and frustration of the United States Government. France and Germany like UK Ignores US Comments and words. 

CPC (Communist Party of China) successfully pushes through AIIB to EU (European Union). United States was the only country not invited to join. Left behind by the Chinese Government. 
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Friday, 20 March 2015

BOOK NOVEL WEDNESDAY

CHAPTER TWENTY SEVEN
THE TRUE PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT 
(COMMUNIST SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT)


From the City to the Provinces, I had seen so many Attocrities of the Philippine Democratic Government. One time there was heavy monsoon rains affecting the Barrios and local towns. I sent representative from my Corporation to represent us and help the Filipinos there badly affected by monsoon rains.

I sent Father Ismael, Father Luis, Father Daniel Cogul, Mr Bato, Mr Sanchez to the "Water Beak" a code name we gave to the place. The relief operations was indeed must be faster than the Philippine Democratic Government or else the people there will have nothing to eat. They have no medicine if they are ill. 

Our Convoy was deployed from the Nation's Capital to "Water Beak" and it reached the destination within 2 days. It was that far from the Nation's Capital. 48 hours when we reach there not one Philippine Democratic Official or Philippine Military forces was present. The people said they have abandoned them and hid in their mansions, and haciendas. The Philippine Democratic Police was no longer in their positions and not even their shadow was found. 

When Father Daniel Cogul reported to me through Satelite phone, It was already night fall. It was still raining there and the sky is grey. Father Daniel said,"Comrade, We have fed the people a ration of a week of food." he continued,"the people told me that the Philippine Democratic Government is nowhere to be found."

I know the Barrio and the villages are remote but with effort we reached it. I can obviously the Philippine Democratic Government didn't even bother to go to the place. We offered the people emergency camping tents for them to sleep because we knew all their houses are destroyed or flooded off with the water. 

We also stationed Medical Stations there for free in case they fell ill. 

Father Daniel Cogul Shouted,"These are for you. No need for you if your Voters or not in the former Philippine Democratic System here." He continued,"As long as your in need you can come to us for
free and we will help you."

He once again Shouted,"This is from Mr Anonymous and all these are for you." People begin to huddle as they began distributing food for the people. 

I included in the convoy are Medicines because I knew the people there are in badly need of Medicine, Water and Food, and shelter. I called him the next day,"Father Cogul, I want you to do something for me. Stay there for Several Days and wait for the arrival of the Red Fighters." I continued,"They will assist you on security and escorting the convoy to safety."

I knew beyond the rivers are vast plains and towns where Bandits hide and victimizes convoys. So I asked for the help of the CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines). While there Father Daniel Cogul, and Mr Bato read stories to the children there and even the townfolks about the bravery of the Communist Red Fighters fighting to liberate them from the Philippine Democratic Government. 

They even told them the Stories of the brave Chinese Soldiers and Communist revolutionaries who fought for the liberation and creation of the New China. Mao Tze Dong was one of the personalities being told to them and their heroism. That night I told Father Daniel Cogul,"Well, Those stories is what I told you before." 

Father Daniel Cogul smiled at the satelite phone and answered,"Well Comrade. What can I say your one great story teller. Everytime you tell stories I and the others are amused." he continued,"Next time tell me more about the CPC (Communist Party of China) and the Chinese Red Army adventures." I answered him,"Sure, Father Cogul. I can even tell you about the heroes and Patriots of Ancient China."

It took a month before the Philippine Democratic Government arrived at the doorstep but they were driven off by the Red Fighters from the NPA (New People's Army). The People whom we fed, and cured there even helped the NPA (New People's Army) fight off the Democratic Forces. The Firefight lasted for a day and the next day, the People most of them natives declared themselves a revolutionary town.

Father Daniel Cogul and the others whom I Sent there witnessed the raising of the Red Flag in the villages and Barrios. They sent me Photos and videos of the wonderful event and as a thank you some of the Red Fighters escorted my representatives there to safety onward to the Highway. Where they will drive back to the nation's capital. 

I can see from that the Philippine Democratic Government once again lost a territory. 

BOOK NOVEL WEDNESDAY 

CHAPTER TWENTY SIX
THE SCANDALOUS COVER UP ATTEMPT OF THE DEMOCRATIC OFFICIAL


It was right after Elections when the case arrived the desk of my Comrade who is a Lawyer too under Philippine Democratic Justice System. For someone who doesn't know him, there is no case he had not won. He won every case he held and all of them are labour issues and Corporate Issues. 

My Comrade had been a lawyer for 10 years now and he finished his law school in the early 21st Century. When the case arrived to his desk, he had a big visit from the Philippine Democratic Government Department of Justice. It was a political case. A Corrupt and Scandalous Democratic official who belongs to the City Hall. 

Behind the Personality was two body guards wearing Barong Tagalogs and one of them carries a suitcase. Inside the suitcase was a stash of Cash worth P5,000,000 (Five million Pesos). From the first day i met Comrade he is not the type of person who is blinded and cannot be bought by money. He was tried to be bribed by the Democratic Official. 

He sarcastically asked,"Who is the Big bad man who entered my Office?"

It was an obvious insult to the Philippine Democratic Official from the city hall. My comrade smiled grinly and the Democratic Official spoked,"You insult me yet I bring money to you." Upon Sitting, He picked up a bill and checked. He sat on his chair and asked,"What can I do for you, Big Bad man?" 
The Democratic Politician answered,"I am involved in the Pork Barrel Scandal. I want you to clear my name." 

My Comrade smiled at him and replied with a grin,"With all these dirty money from the Filipino People, you want me let you come clean."he continued,"I am sorry, I am unlike any lawyer outthere who is only after money."

He placed 3 thousand Peso Bills and put out a lighter. He placed at the direct sight of the Philippine democratic Official and torched the Bills. He burned the bills in front of the Democratic Official and said,"As you see, I am not like you because of personal gain and money I am gonna betray my moral standards." he continued,"I know you stole all these from the Filipino People."

The Democratic Official stood up and went out the office. He gave my comrade a threat. My comrade smiled and answered,"Is that a death threat?! Really Huh." That Democratic Official lets hide it in the name of 'Senatong N'. I knew My comrade is the type of lawyer who cannot be bribed, influenced, and bought by the stolen, dirty money of the Philippine Democratic Officials. 
He sat on his chair, and said to the Democratic Official,"I have no respect for Philippine Democratic Officials like you."he continued,"If I were you I would return all the money I stole to the Filipino People and kill myself before the Philippine Democratic Government falls apart."

The Democratic Official arrogantly answered,"What makes you say that?"

My comrade gave him a prophecy (Scientific base),"Trust me when that time comes you and your political dynasty along with the other Democratic Officials will be hanged to death. Not even your money that you stole from the people can save you because by that time it is already too late."he continued,"Death had already knocked on your doors."

he asked,"Who will hang me and my Political Clan?"

My Comrade threw him a Red Card and the Democratic Official immediately got the message. My Comrade Spoke,"Good Riddance. Shut the door on your way out Big fat Pig." The Democratic Official just walked out with an angry head. 

He knew under the Philippine Democratic Government everything is scripted from the Democratic Justice System, to the way Philippine Democratic Government run. It is only changed its name to Democracy but the real nature of it was Feudal and Constitutional Monarchy in Nature. Filipino People are already upset, sick and tired of all the abuses they get from the Philippine Democratic Government. Many of them joined the Revolution already. 


KARL MARX TUESDAYS 

PHILIPPINE SOCIETY AND THE REVOLUTION AGAINST THE PHILIPPINE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT
By: Comrade Mark Cua

VIII. THE PRESENT PUPPET REPUBLIC

5. The Macapagal Puppet Regime, l962-65
Enjoying the political and financial support of the U.S. monopolies, Diosdado Macapagal defeated
Garcia in the presidential elections of 1961 despite the latter’s use of government resources and facilities in the campaign. In the era of modern imperialism, Macapagal inanely ran on a platform of “free enterprise�? and “decentralization.�? The Liberal Party of which he was the principal candidate coalesced with the Grand Alliance to form the United Opposition. This coalition shamelessly echoed the U.S. imperialist dictation made through the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, besides the usual run of U.S. advisors.
The first executive act performed by Macapagal when he assumed the puppet presidency in 1962 was to proclaim immediate and full decontrol. Local U.S. firms were enabled to remit huge profits even without having to conceal them any more through overpricing of goods and services bought from their mother and sister companies in the United States or elsewhere abroad. The comprador big bourgeoisie and the big landlord class gobbled up their dollar income from the export of raw materials and freely converted their pesos into dollars for the import of finished commodities. Graft and corruption shifted from the Central Bank to the Bureau of Customs and the long seacoasts of the archipelago as the system of dollar allocations was replaced by a readjusted tariff system intended to draw government revenues.

Upon the exhaustion of the dollar reserves of the reactionary government, the peso was devalued from the previous fixed rate of P2.00 per dollar to P3.90 per dollar. To maintain this rate, the Macapagal puppet regime had to accept onerous “stabilization�? loans from U.S. banks. With the new peso-dollar rate, the broad masses of the people had to suffer high prices which cut down their real income. There was not a single commodity in the Philippines unaffected by the higher cost of importing finished goods, raw materials, spare parts, fuel and the like from the United States. While the peso was devalued to the extent of almost 100 per cent, the statutory minimum wage level was raised by only 50 per cent and could be had by wage-earners only through mass struggle.

The Macapagal puppet regime used the very economic crisis caused by U.S. imperialism as the excuse for advocating an “open door�? policy for U.S. investments. The volume of U.S. investments increased but not any higher than the huge profits being remitted. U.S. investments were made only to aggravate the unevenness of the semicolonial and semifeudal economy. U.S. investors took over enterprises which could no longer pay their foreign debts and made new investments in plantations, fertilizer plants and the like. Conforming to their own policy of restraining the outflow of dollars from the United States, the U.S. monopolies employed the tactic of sucking up Filipino savings and loan capital taken by the Philippine government from U.S.-owned and U.S.-controlled hanks. Thus, even with the very little capital that they actually brought into the country, they could enlarge their capitalization through local borrowings. All these were facilitated by the puppet president through the Program Implementation Agency, an office created especially for this purpose. New lending agencies were also created to facilitate the rapid depletion of foreign loans.

Government corporations were made to borrow directly from the World Bank. Private corporations and banks were encouraged to get loans directly from U.S. and other foreign banks and to use government banks to make the guarantees. During the time of Macapagal, it was extremely clear that burdening the reactionary government with foreign loans was deliberately being done to reduce to complete absurdity the illusion of the bourgeois nationalists that they could make use of the puppet state to help them take over U.S. assets in the Philippines.

A program of public works projects which was mainly intended to exhaust foreign loans and abuse the local currency and the whole economy was initiated. It was launched despite the fact that the Macapagal puppet regime could not get from Congress the tax measures it wanted for raising government revenues so as to cover increased government expenditures. A nonsensical agency like the Emergency Employment Administration was put up to conduct sham public works and create the illusion of more employment at a time of mass layoffs.

In an attempt to dissimulate its brazen puppetry to U.S. imperialism, the Macapagal puppet regime had “independence day�? changed from July 4th to June 12th. The fable that the United States “granted�? independence to the Filipino people was supplanted by the equally arrogant fable that the United States “restored�? it. It became a vogue among puppet politicians to pay lip service to the events and heroes of the old democratic revolution so as to give a superficial local color to their puppetry. Romulo, an old running dog of U.S. imperialism, was put in the University of the Philippines to be always on hand for consultations with Macapagal in the embellishment of pro-imperialist policies and also to refurbish the state university as a tool of U.S. imperialism and the local exploiting classes.

To further make itself appear progressive and to swindle the peasantry, the Macapagal puppet regime enacted the Agricultural Land Reform Code. This code piously declares share tenancy as “contrary to public policy�? and makes the false promise to emancipate the tenant masses. Underneath all the bombast about emancipating the tenant masses is the full assurance to all landlords that if a piece of land is to be expropriated from them by the reactionary government they shall be given “just compensation.�? The tenant masses would not be able to afford the redistribution price and the reactionary government would not have enough funds to go beyond a few token instances of expropriation.

The code also provides that before there can be any expropriation of land from the landlords, the tenant masses should first become “leaseholders,�? paying a fixed land rent amounting to 25 per cent of the average annual net crop based on the three normal crop years preceding the landlord-tenant “leasehold�? agreement. The tenant is obliged to shoulder all agricultural expenses and to deliver to the landlord the fixed rent whatever is the outcome of the crop, come floods, drought or crop epidemics. “Leasehold�? does not actually reduce the land rent; it is nothing but one more form of share tenancy. But the code makes it appear that merely adopting this form of share tenancy means the abolition of share tenancy.

The Philippine claim on Sabah and the Maphilindo (Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia) plan were initiated by the Macapagal puppet regime ostensibly to carry out an irredentist policy but in reality to facilitate the recognition of the Philippines as an intervenor in and supporter of the Anglo-American concoction that is “Malaysia.�? The Maphilindo was nothing but an imperialist trick to outwit the Sukarno government of Indonesia and to extort more privileges for U.S. monopolies in Malaya and North Kalimantan. In pretending to take an independent course in Philippine foreign relations, Macapagal even had the U.S.-R.P. Treaty of General Relations abrogated but he allowed all other unequal treaties elaborating on this treaty to continue.

It was anomalous that, whereas the Macapagal puppet regime could not assert Philippine sovereignty and jurisdiction over the U.S. military bases within the Philippines, it sought to acquire more territory outside. When the number of murder cases involving U.S. military personnel and their Filipino victims increased, the Macapagal puppet regime conspired with the U.S. ambassador in the old trick of negotiating the amendment of the U.S.-R.P. Military Bases Agreement. The amendments agreed upon actually enlarged the jurisdiction of the U.S. base commander. However, no serious step was ever taken to submit these to the Philippine Senate for ratification.

The Macapagal puppet regime thoroughly exposed to all the Asian peoples its puppetry to U.S. imperialism when it rabidly campaigned for the sending of Filipino mercenary troops to participate in the U.S. war of aggression against the Vietnamese people. Filipino C.I.A. agents who had gained substantial business interests in the U.S. war of aggression in Indochina were most vociferous in joining Macapagal’s call for sending Filipino mercenary troops to Vietnam. The first mercenaries to be sent there under an act of the puppet Congress took the guise of engineering and medical teams.

To promote the imperialist partnership of the United States and Japan in exploiting the peoples of Asia and strengthen Japan’s role as the regional puppet chieftain of U.S. imperialism in Asia, the Macapagal puppet regime sponsored the conference which led to the formation of the U.S.-Japan-controlled Asian Development Bank and offered to make Manila its headquarters. The Asian Development Bank is one more financial institution designed to manipulate the Philippine puppet government into perpetuating a semicolonial and semifeudal economy for supplying raw materials principally to both the United States and Japan. During the time of Macapagal, the share of Japan in Philippine foreign trade had already gone up to around 20 per cent.

In opposition to the reactionary policies of the Macapagal puppet regime, the revolutionary mass movement in the city surged forward. Increasingly bigger protest demonstrations were staged by workers, peasants, students and other patriots. On October 2, 1964, workers and students demonstrated against U.S. parity rights and the U.S. military bases in front of the U.S. Embassy and then in front of Malacanang Palace where they battled the presidential guards. The most militant demonstrators subsequently became charter members of the Kabataang Makabayan. The Kabataang Makabayan was founded on November 30, 1964 to become a consistent major factor in the struggle for national democracy.

On December 25, 1964, the people of Angeles City and adjoining towns held a big meeting to denounce the murder of Filipinos inside the U.S. military bases and demand the withdrawal of these bases. On January 25, 1965, twenty thousand people composed of workers, peasants, students and the unemployed marched to the puppent Congress and then to the U.S. embassy to expose in a comprehensive way the workings of U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. Demonstrations were also repeatedly made against the Anglo-American concoction of “Malaysia�? and the U.S. war of aggression in Vietnam.

These demonstrations were preceded and followed by study meetings at several places in order to discuss the issues thoroughly. Altogether, the militant demonstrations and study meetings constituted a further development of the cultural revolution of a national-democratic type signaled by the anti-CAFA demonstration of 1961. The youth played a vanguard role in these mass actions. The workers and peasants could have immediately played an even bigger role were it not for the more than one decade of sabotage perpetrated by the bourgeois reactionary gang of the Lavas and Tarucs in the revolutionary mass movement.

In the countryside, Red commanders and fighters who refused to heed the call of the Jesus Lava leadership for liquidating the armed struggle persisted in their revolutionary efforts. However, in the absence of a definite Marxist-Leninist leadership capable of striking down the counterrevolutionary leadership of the bourgeois reactionary gang of the Lavas and Tarucs, those who persisted in revolutionary armed struggle in the countryside were susceptible to the outlook of the roving rebel band and were prey to the usurpation of leadership by the Taruc-Sumulong gangster clique. Despite the usurpation of leadership by both the bourgeois reactionary gang of the Lavas and the Taruc-Sumulong gangster clique, the broad masses of people clamored for a correct proletarian revolutionary leadership.

The one-man Jesus Lava leadership exposed its completely bankrupt character when it forwarded letters of support to Macapagal for its policies, especially the Agricultural Land Reform Code, and when it subsequently arranged its surrender in May 1964. Before his surrender, Jesus Lava vainly tried to sow disorder in the ranks of the revolutionary mass movement by making arbitrary appointments that appeared to recognize the independent kingdom of the Taruc-Sumulong gangster clique and yet encouraged certain kinsmen of his to claim Party leadership even as they were isolated from the masses and were actually accomplices in his surrender.

The independent kingdom of the Lavas based in Manila took to using a reformist peasant organization, the Masaka, to assert its fake authority in the revolutionary mass movement and also to comply with Jesus Lava’s commitment of supporting the sham land reform programme of the reactionary government.

Soon after the surrender of Jesus Lava to Macapagal, Marxist-Leninists emerging from the revolutionary mass movement rose up to criticize and repudiate the counterrevolutionary acts of the Lavas and Tarucs. At first, expressions of criticism and repudiation were spontaneous. Then these matured into a full-scale rectification movement. The rectification movement would still entail some years to develop towards the stage when the Revolutionary School of Mao Tsetung Thought could be formed and the Communist Party of the Philippines could be reestablished under the great red banner of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought. The long dynastic rule of the Lavas and Tarucs in the Party could not be done away with overnight.

6. The Marcos Puppet Regime, 1966-
What Magsaysay had done in 1953, transfer from the Liberal Party to the Nacionalista Party to become no less than the presidential candidate, Ferdinand Marcos did in 1965 without having to account for any change of political principles, thus exposing once more the absence of any basic difference between the two puppet reactionary parties. Marcos had been no less than the president of the party he had left and the close associate of Macapagal .

Marcos defeated Macapagal in the election of 1965 to become the sixth president of the puppet republic. After one term, he ran for reelection in 1969 and won over Sergio Osmena, Jr. of the Liberal Party. Each time in the two presidential elections, he faced an opponent raucously claiming to be the more efficient running dog of U.S. imperialism. On the other hand, U.S. imperialism wanted a puppet of the Marcos type, one who could most effectively make use of counterrevolutionary dual tactics in a period marked by the rise of the revolutionary mass movement in both city and countryside.

While sounding “nationalist�? interested in the economic emancipation of the Filipino nation and pledging to let the Laurel-Langley Agreement, particularly parity rights, lapse in 1974, the Marcos puppet regime enacted as early as 1967 the Investment Incentives Law which declares it the state policy to encourage foreign investments and defines a corporation with a maximum foreign equity of 40 per cent as a “Philippine national.�? By this definition, the U.S. imperialists can create a system of interlocking corporations by which a “Philippine national�? already bearing and camouflaging 40 per cent equity invests in another corporation and actually increases foreign equity in the latter corporation beyond 40 per cent. The law, however, clearly allows foreign equity to exceed 40 per cent in an old or new corporation registered with the Board of Investments and to remain so indefinitely as long as “Philippine nationals�? do not buy the shares of stock offered in the stock exchange on the eleventh year after registration. In guaranteeing the property rights of foreign investors, the Investment Incentives Law goes to the extent of guaranteeing the right of nonexpropriation and exposes the primacy of foreign investments over any pretension of the present puppet state to sovereign rights. The ‘‘incentives�? offered by the law are unprecedentedly abusive of the sovereign Filipino people and are geared to aggravating the colonial status of the Philippines.

An insidious propaganda drive supporting the perpetuation of the interests of the U.S. monopolies in the Philippines has been unleashed by the counterrevolutionaries, especially by the C.I.A. and the American Jesuits through the Manglapus-Manahan gang. Brandishing their slogans of “peaceful revolution,�? “constitutional reform�? and “profit-sharing,�? the Christian Social Movement, the Movement for the Advancement of Nationalism, the Congressional Economic Planning Office and several other reformist groups spread the mendacious line that the nationalization of the economy could be advanced through legislation and through the stock market. The workers are told that they can become capitalists and can participate in joint ventures with foreign investors by going to the stock market to buy their own shares and putting on mortgage their future wages. This is akin to the old lie repeatedly told to the landless peasants that they can become landowners by buying land from the landlords.

There has been so much ado about another colonial Constitutional Convention. It is publicized as a channel for changing the status quo. The actual purpose of the Constitutional Convention, however, is to adjust the wording of the colonial constitution to such a law as the Investment Incentives Law and the treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation between the U.S. and the Philippines which is now being prepared. The broad masses of the people are reminded at every turn that they have to attract and be hospitable to “dollar-bringing tourists,�? meaning to say, the U.S. monopolies. Every town or barrio is made to expect itself as a possible tourist spot in a clever campaign to counteract the growing sentiment of the people against U.S. imperialism.

Rendering completely inutile the reformist view that the economic interests of U.S. imperialism could be taken over by the reactionary government or Filipino businessmen in accordance with “due process’’ and “just compensation,�? the Marcos puppet regime has faithfully followed the dictation of U.S. imperialism to exhaust the financial resources of the reactionary government and to overburden the people with inflation and repeated devaluation. Despite the raising of taxes, the internal debt of the reactionary government has risen to the level of at least P6.0 billion because of the profligate spending on projects that merely deepen the semicolonial and semifeudal character of the economy. On top of this internal debt, an external debt of more than $l.9 billion has been incurred mainly with U.S. imperialism. Thus, the nation is severely afflicted with a financial crisis of unprecedented proportions.4 The broad masses of the people have to suffer steeply rising prices as a result of the rapid erosion of the purchasing value of the peso from within and from without.

Taking advantage of the financial plight of the Philippine puppet government, U.S. imperialism through the International Monetary Fund has dictated the devaluation of the peso at the expense of the broad masses of the people. At the beginning of 1970, the value of the peso sank to the level of more than P6.00 per U.S. dollar from the previous level of P3.90 per U.S. dollar. This is the second time in only eight years that devaluation has been imposed on the people without any corresponding increases in their income. Since 1962, the prices of many basic commodities have gone up by more than 150 per cent. There is not a single commodity in the Philippines that is not affected by the rising costs of imported fuel, equipment, spare parts, raw materials, and the like. The Filipino national bourgeoisie is daily facing bankruptcy because its products are being squeezed out of the local market and it cannot avail itself of adequate credit assistance from a bankrupt puppet government.

As a result of the peso devaluation, the value of U.S. assets in the Philippines and also of Philippine foreign debt has automatically increased. It is idle and downright stupid to expect the reactionary government or private Filipino stockbuyers to be able to buy out the U.S. monopolies. On the other hand, the reactionary government has become worse as a beggar of usurious foreign loans and Filipino-owned enterprises have become more than ever subject to takeover, assimilation or crushing by the U.S. monopolies. Devaluation has only made the Philippines more dependent on the U.S. dollar and has only served to aggravate the semicolonial and semifeudal character of the economy.

Though the Marcos puppet regime has flamboyantly declared so many towns in the country, especially in Central Luzon, as land reform areas, the reactionary government is simply bereft of the financial resources to carry out what it hypocritically labels as a land reform program. In the countryside of the Philippines, it has become too clear that only by waging a people’s war can the peasantry achieve agrarian revolution. In the city, the proletariat is pressed hard by mass layoffs and by the inflation caused by the workings of imperialism within and without the country.

Only the reactionary classes in Philippine society have shared in the exploitative privileges and gains enjoyed by U.S. imperialism. The comprador big bourgeois and the big landlord class have been extremely favored by the automatic increase of the peso equivalent of their dollar earnings on their raw material exports. They are the principal beneficiaries of the various public works projects facilitating the movement of raw material exports and finished manufacture imports. They have received various forms of “export incentives.�? They have been extended the biggest loans in constructing and reconstructing milling facilities. Playing up to the trick of U.S. imperialism of using preferential trade for sugar as a lever for increasing its privileges in the Philippines, the Marcos puppet regime has extended the biggest loans for the construction of new sugar mills at so many points in the country. In the disposition of government funds and the granting of government approval for business projects, the bureaucrat capitalists led by Marcos have aggravated the economic crisis by exacting kickbacks on all sorts of government contracts.

As a rabid puppet of U.S. imperialism, Marcos has outdone Macapagal in sending Filipino mercenary troops to participate in the U.S. war of aggression in Vietnam and Indochina in general. Despite the worsening bankruptcy of the reactionary government, he dispatched the Philcag (Philippine Civic Action Group) to South Vietnam. Until now, there are Filipino mercenaries there who merely carry other labels, the Philcon, Operation Brotherhood and engineering firms. U.S. imperialism brazenly uses its military bases and Philippine skies and waters to conduct its wars of aggression in Asia. On U.S. military bases here, U.S. military personnel continue to murder, rape, and commit all kinds of abuses against the Filipino people and yet the Marcos puppet regime, like all previous puppet regimes, has conspired with the U.S. imperialists in holding “negotiations�? that end in upholding the latter’s extraterritorial rights. Instead of fighting for the people’s sovereignty, the reactionary government unleashes its police and troops to attack the anti-imperialist protest actions of the people.

The Marcos puppet regime has echoed every “new�? policy and followed every “new�? step taken by U.S. imperialism. It follows Nixon’s “new Asia policy�? of “making Asians fight Asians.�? It rabidly supports the U.S.-Japanese partnership in the Pacific and the troublemaking activities of this partnership in Asia. It bows to the U.S. imperialist policy of reviving Japanese militarism and making it play the role of fugleman for U.S. imperialism in Asia. Resurgent Japanese militarism is being promoted as the “regional leader�? of Asia through the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Pacific Council (ASPAC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Southeast Asian Ministers Economic Council (SEAMEC), the “Asian Forum�? and the like.

Even before the ratification of the unequal Japan-R.P. Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation, the Marcos puppet regime has encouraged the Japanese monopolies to invade the Philippines. They now rank as the second biggest foreign investor. Japanese commodities are being dumped into the country and Japanese investments are penetrating every major field of business activity. Japan today is next only to the United States in getting Philippine raw materials and ranks first in getting copper concentrates, logs, molasses and iron ores. Japan’s share of Philippine foreign trade is now more than 30 per cent. Its military vessels and fishing fleets do not respect the territorial waters of the Philippines. In a desperate attempt to hoodwink the Filipino people about Japan, the Marcos puppet regime is bandying about the lie that Japan is a benevolent aid-giver and actually begs for loans from it in exchange for the plunder of Philippine natural resources and exploitation of the people. Its war reparations payments which have been grabbed by the local reactionaries for themselves are even misrepresented as gracious aid to the people. The strategic Pan-Philippine highway is obsequiously called the Japanese Friendship Highway.

The Marcos puppet regime has also steadily opened the way for trade and diplomatic relations with Soviet social-imperialism and other revisionist countries in line with the U.S. imperialist policy of maintaining a global alliance with the Soviet Union in opposing China, the people, revolution, and communism. In a futile attempt to deflect attention from itself, U.S. imperialism is raising the joint oppression and exploitation of the Filipino people by the United States, Japan and the Soviet Union. In this connection, there is an imperialist scheme to whip up the evil wind of modern revisionism inside the country. The local agents of modern revisionism, the bourgeois reactionary gang of the Lavas, are being accommodated in the arena of bourgeois parliamentarism in the imperialist scheme to sabotage the revolutionary mass movement.

In carrying out its reactionary policies, the Marcos puppet regime has inevitably laid out its fascist character. Unable to cope with the political and economic crisis into which it has pushed the nation and also unable to deceive the people with such hypocritical slogans as “this nation can be great again�? or “new Filipinism,�? it has ruthlessly employed the apparatuses of the state to suppress the broad masses of the people through selective and mass terrorism. In conducting its anti-democratic campaign, it cynically waves the banner of “liberal democracy�?.

Through the JUSMAG, U.S. imperialism is supplying more military equipment to the reactionary armed forces and is egging them on to launch counterinsurgency campaigns, that is to say, to attack the broad masses of the people. Through A.I.D., U.S. imperialism is also providing communications and anti-riot equipment to attack mass organizations and disperse protest actions. U.S. military personnel have even taken to the field of supervising police and military operations. The buildup of local fascism by U . S . imperialism is clearly intended to quell the growing revolutionary mass movement inflamed by the rapid deterioration of the ruling system.

As fascism is on the rise, private armies and official murder units, such as the “Monkees,�? “BSDU,�? “Home Defense Forces,�? “Special Forces,�? “provincial strike forces�? and the like brazenly commit atrocities against the people. Even as the tyrannical character of the reactionary government has clearly emerged, the counterrevolutionaries rig up reformist groups to whip up confidence in the reactionary government and slander the revolutionary mass movement.

Massacres, mass arrests, kidnappings, assassinations, rape, arson, extortion and looting of homes have characterized the Marcos puppet regime. The Culatingan massacre, Corregidor massacre, Lapiang Malaya massacre, Capas massacre, the Mendiola massacre and the Tarlac massacre are blatant proofs of its fascist character and they typify the many more atrocities inflicted on the workers, peasants, students, intellectuals, and the national minorities.5 In the last presidential elections, it made use of fraud and terrorism on an unprecedented scale to ensure its continuance in power. Government funds and facilities and both the reactionary government armed forces and the warlord gangs were employed on an unprecedented scale to keep the Marcos fascist clique in power.

Under the Marcos puppet regime, the revolutionary mass movement has risen to new heights. In 1966 repeated mass protests against Philippine involvement in the U.S. war of aggression in Vietnam culminated on October 23 and 24 when the Manila summit attended by the U.S. imperialist chieftain Johnson and the Asian puppet chieftains were dealt powerful blows by a multitude of workers, peasants and students. In 1967 powerful demonstrations condemned the economic enslavement of the people by the U.S. monopolies; the U.S. military bases and the atrocities being committed therein; and the U.S. war of aggression in Vietnam. In 1968 militant demonstrations broke out all over the country against the U.S.-RP negotiations preparing the extension of “national treatment�? to U.S. monopolies beyond 1974, against U.S. military bases, against the further Americanization of the University of the Philippines and the entire educational system and against Anglo-American support for “Malaysia.�?

The whole year of 1969 was spanned by student and teacher rebellions against the reactionary educational system, by peasant demonstrations in Manila against the landlords and the fascist rule in the countryside and by workers’ strikes supported by student activists. The coming of the U.S. imperialist chieftains Nixon and Agnew on two separate occasions was met by fiercely militant demonstrations. While militant mass actions raged in Manila and other urban centers, revolutionary workers, students and intellectuals went in larger numbers than before to the countryside to conduct rural surveys and mass work among the peasants. The cultural revolution of a new-democratic type advanced rapidly under the leadership of the reestablished Communist Party of the Philippines.

From year to year, despite fascist brutality, the revolutionary mass movement has intensified, increasing in frequency, becoming larger, spreading throughout the province and delivering a clearer revolutionary message among the people. In 1970, unprecedented mass actions involving 50,000 to 100,000 direct participants on each occasion unfolded as a great summation of revolutionary efforts in the past decade and as a striking storm signal for the entire current decade. These started with the January 26 and 30-31 demonstrations of workers, peasants, students and intellectuals. Efforts of the reactionaries to raise the counterrevolutionary slogan of “peaceful revolution�? were drowned out by the revolutionary slogan of the masses of “protracted people’s war�? in answer to the fascist brutality unleashed against them and also in answer to the repeated threats of the Marcos puppet regime to make a formal declaration of martial law. The First Quarter Storm of 19706 marked the maturation of the cultural revolution spearheaded by the revolutionary youth oriented to Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought and conscious of the people’s democratic revolution. The essence of the cultural revolution clearly emerged as being the propaganda movement for the national-democratic struggle against U.S. imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucrat capitalism.

Confronted with the increasingly fierce opposition of the revolutionary masses, the Marcos puppet regime has harped on formally declaring martial law notwithstanding the fact that it has wantonly practiced fascist terror in both city and countryside, especially so in the latter where uniformed troops and their goon assistants vent their ire on the peasant masses. By resorting to more counterrevolutionary violence, the Marcos puppet regime is enraging the people and is hastening the collapse of the semicolonial and semifeudal system.

The Marcos puppet regime can no longer attack the revolutionary masses without being counterattacked. The Communist Party of the Philippines has been reestablished under the powerful inspiration of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought and has taken the road of armed revolution in order to fight for national liberation and people’s Socialist War. The New People’s Army under the leadership of the Party is vigorously establishing revolutionary bases in the countryside and is advancing from victory to victory in a protracted people’s war. The Communist Party of the Philippines is today applying Chairman Mao’s strategic principle of encircling the cities from the countryside.

At the end of 1969, which marked only less than a year of its existence, the New People’s Army inflicted on the enemy a death casualty which was well more than 150 per cent higher than the average annual death casualty of the enemy during the period of 1966-68 when the peasant guerrillas significantly raised the level of armed resistance from the level of immediately preceding years. From March 29, 1969 to March 29, 1970, the New People’s Army wiped out at least 200 enemy troops, spies, local tyrants, and bad elements.7
Despite the fact that they have been singled out for attack by the enemy, the Party and the New People’s Army have successfully withstood enemy-assaults and have gained greater strength. That is because they are waging a revolutionary armed struggle in defense of the broad masses of the people.