Revolution is the People’s Relief


Statement on the 42nd foundation anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines

With teeming joy, the National Democratic Front – Bicol extends its most fervent greetings to the Bicolano people and the revolutionary allied organizations of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in celebrating the 42nd foundation anniversary of the NDFP this 24th of April, 2015.

Under the proletariat’s leadership, the NDF has embodied the people’s revolutionary aspirations in establishing a truly independent, just, and progressive nation in place of the rotten semi-colonial and semi-feudal society through armed revolution and the revolutionary mass movement. Only through the united front have the people forged the broadest possible alliance that gradually defeats the local oppressive and exploitative classes and their imperialist masters. Likewise, the allied revolutionary organizations of the NDF has provided favourable conditions for the exploited and oppressed classes to liberate themselves and serve the people, and veer away from the comprador-landlord domination’s schemes of pitting classes for counter-revolution.

Victories of the New People’s Army and the revolutionary mass movement in the region have inspired NDF allied organizations as well as legal democratic forces in intensifying and widening their struggles against the forces of imperialism and the local oppressors. The people are emboldened to wage revolution with abounding news of triumphant NPA actions against the armed forces of a reactionary state, environmental plunderers, and criminals. Also, whenever Bicol’s guerrilla fronts pulsate with campaigns on agrarian revolution and building of organs of red political power, peasants and their allies discreetly celebrate the establishment of genuine democracy stemming from the countryside.

The united front’s determination to advance the people’s democratic revolution in stages up to the day of final victory has enabled the people to fight succeeding regimes that have exposed themselves as imperialist puppets and anti-people. Such fortitude has by far sharply confronted the current US-Aquino regime now teetering towards warranted overthrow because of its numerous crimes. Aquino’s now faced with an ever-growing united front of classes and sectors that its regime has persecuted, and an increasing mass of disgruntled state military and police elements may be roused to take the side of the people. Subsequently, these enlightened elements from the reactionary state forces may bring in even more sizable sections from their ranks to become pivotal in the ouster of the US-Aquino regime.

Nonetheless, all-out intensification of the armed struggle and the revolutionary mass movement should encourage patriotic and progressive forces, and even the broader masses, and step up the momentum in ousting Aquino who has become extremely despised for hisanti-national, anti-people, and brutal regime.The people and their revolutionary forces thrash arguments by pork-barrel recipients and Public-Private Partnership beneficiaries that Aquino’s vice president is also corrupt and that the 2016 elections are already close. Aquino’s grave crimes ask for the people’s moral fight to disallow him to spend a day more in power so that the nation is saved from his further offenses. And while it is acknowledged that the people yearn to break the chain of one puppet and anti-people regime succeeding another, they must exercise their extra-constitutional will to put up a transition council composed of well-meaning individuals that would pave the way for a truly credible election.

Reasons for Ousting Aquino

While the Mamasapano disaster has all the more earned Aquinothe people’s outrage,thebulk of crimes committed throughout his office term have early on laid down the sound foundations to call for his ouster. Most disparaging of the US-Aquino’s malfeasances are its absolute puppetry to US imperialism and blatant violation of the constitutional ban on foreign military bases and troops, its gross and systematic corruption in violation of the constitutional power of the purse belonging to Congress, the intolerable economic and social suffering of the people due to increased plunder and crisis, and the rampant human rights violations by its security forces. Overthrow of the US-Aquino regime is therefore a just struggle that the people must persevere in.


Aquino must be ousted because of his puppetry to US neoliberal dictates that instructs government to abandon state responsibility for public services and welfare, and instead spreads these out for profiteering of capitalists. Thus, utilities and services that should be accessible to the public are being awarded to friends, family members, and business partners who funded his 2010 campaign. Needless to say, the people are denied access to affordable social services and are now being stripped of their already inadequate incomes by the likes of Danding Cojuangco, to whom Aquino awarded vast majority of Bicol’s power distribution. Also, the Bicol Medical Center and the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital will even be more inaccessible to the poor since these are among the 72 public hospitals that the Aquino government are steadily transferring to profit-oriented entities.

Aquino’s neoliberal compliance also means the wholesale plunder of the country’s mineral resourcesby big foreign companies and big compradors.Bicol alone laments the scooping out of thousands upon thousands of hectares of land by large-scale mining companies particularly in Masbate, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur. These plunderers operate in partnership with the military and the local chief executives, displacing peasant communities and indigenous peoples and destroying the environment. The Aquino government has no program for a realeconomic development that it allows immense volumes of ores to be hauled off the country unrestrictedly, leaving nothing for the future generation when the people’s democratic government shall harness the country’s resources on the framework of genuine national industrialization.

Furthermore, Aquino has safeguarded US interests by pushing for constitutional revisions that would allow the unlimited foreign ownership of lands and businesses in the country.

Yet more, Aquino exhibits his boundless puppetry to US imperialism as he tramples the 1987 Constitution and embraces the entry of US military forces that have maintained yearlong presence in the country under the guise of military exercises, humanitarian work, disaster relief, “anti-terror war”, and others. More revolting is the Aquino government’s brazen misconstruing of national sovereignty to accommodate US military intervention that has reached its worst with a single entry of troops numbering to 6,000. Through the unconstitutional Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, Aquino welcomes US’ pivot to East Asia and offers the whole Philippine territory to be used as US military bases, including the island of Panay in Catanduanes province. Evidently, Aquino’s puppetry to US imperialism could singly stand for a solid case to oust him.


Aquino must be ousted because of his regime’s unspeakable corruption that he himself epitomizes as the pork barrel king. While tens of millions of Filipinos live in poverty, it is utterly despicable that the highestbureaucrats and military officers, with Aquino at the lead, wallow in billions of stolen public money. Aquino has already been exposed of his culpability in misappropriating public funds to the presidential pork barrel through arbitrary discretion that violate the constitutional requirement of congressional approval. Even so, Aquino defies court rulings on the unconstitutionality of his Disbursement Acceleration Program, and has encouraged the persistence of pork barrel in the 2015 national budget, albeit under a new name and mechanism.

At some point, the scourge of bureaucrat capitalism has been underscored as exposed by the Aquino regime’s prominent sponsorship of this societal ill. It is to the credit of revolutionary and progressive forces that a broadening segment of the masses are educated on the system of capitalizing on public office in order to gain control of public funds and influence in enriching an individual, a family, or a clique.

The people are outraged with the rotten politics permeating every section of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the reactionary state, including the military and police. Aquino’s spearheading of bureaucrat capitalism sets him to connive with his minions in Congress in robbing the people’s money through unconstitutional and illegal fabrications of lump sum appropriations. Padded fund allocations from foreign loans have also become milking cows for bureaucrats and military officers, including the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Kalahi Program, Philippine Rural Development Project and PAMANA funds, which are intended to enhance the psywar and intelligence aspects of Oplan Bayanihan and dissuade the people from taking the path of revolution.


Aquino must be ousted because of severe poverty and social injustice suffered by the people as brought about by his regime’s escalated plunder and sponsorship of crisis. The vast majority of the people are compelled to make do with unjust wages and work conditions because Aquino denies them of programs for genuine land reform and national industrialization. As a result, workers and the semi-proletarians, peasants, the petty bourgeois, and their families, are subjected to hunger and loss of livelihood, ever-rising prices of goods, commodities and services, unemployment and job evictions, demolitions of settlements, deprivation of social services, and denial of democratic rights.

Bicol’s workers and employees must push for Aquino’s ouster because his collusion with capitalists continues to rob workers of just wages, and deny them of other rights and benefits. They are threatened with job losses whenever they demand for their rights and benefits. Employees of public institutions likewise face joblessness as a result of extensive privatization and cutbacks.

In exchange for their hard work, workers are paid slave wages that plunge many families into poverty. Minimum wage in the region stagnates at Php 236 – Php 260 per day, and that is if capitalists comply at all with the inadequate daily wage set by the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board. Militant unions in Bicol have estimated that a family needs no less than Php 340 to survive on three meager meals, and this amount does not even include payments for their children’s educations, medication, bills, and other expenses that ordinary Bicolano families persist on. Worse, contractual employees and farm workers barely receive Php 70 –Php 100 per day of hard work. Continue reading

Marso 8, Buwan g Ibayong Pagsulong ng Kilusan para sa Pagpapalaya ng Kababaihan


Nagpupugay ang National Democratic Front-Bicol sa ika-115 na Pandaigdigang Araw ng mga Kababaihan. Nagpupugay din tayo sa ika-45 taon ng pagkakatatag ng rebolusyonaryong organisasyon ng Malayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA) na kasapi ng National Democratic Front. Ang kauna-unahang rebolusyonaryong organisasyon ng kababaihan na nag-organisa sa sariling hanay patungo sa paggapi ng naghaharing uri at pagbaka sa apat (4) na awtoridad ng pulitika, relihiyon, angkan at asawa. Mahigpit nitong iniugnay ang batayang pagsasamantala sa kasarian sa pambansang pagpapalaya kaakibat ng kilusang magsasaka, manggagawa at samahan ng mala-manggagawa sa komunidad at panggitnang pwersa.

Iniluwal ito ng makasaysayang kilusan sa pagpapalaya ng kababaihan na may mahigpit na ugnay sa malawak na masa, pakikibaka para sa hustisyang panlipunan at pambansang soberanya laban sa dayuhang mangongolonya. Ilan sa maraming kilalang mga kababaihan ang gumampan ng di-matatawarang papel laban sa mga kolonyalistang Espanyol ay sina Gabriela Silang, Gregoria de Jesus, Agueda Kahabagan, Teresa Magbanua, Melchora Aquino at Trinidad Tecson. Ang mga kababaihang ito ay hindi lamang naging tagapag-alaga ng mga sugatan at maysakit o paghanap ng tulong pagkain at pondo para sa rebolusyon. Gumampan sila ng pinakamapanganib na tungkulin sa pagdadala ng komunikasyon at pagtatago ng dokumento ng katipunan. Ang ilan sa kanila ay hayagang lumahok sa pakikibaka at naging mahusay na heneral sa loob ng rebolusyonaryong hukbo ng katipunan.

Sa panahon ng pananakop ng Amerkano, Hapon at pagpapanumbalik ng kontrol ng Amerkano sa Pilipinas muling ipinakita ang tradisyon ng paglaban ng mga kababaihan at mamamayan laban sa kolonyal at malakolonyal na paghahari. Nakamit ang ilang reporma tulad ng karapatan sa edukasyon, maging bahagi ng lakas paggawa, bomoto hanggang karapatang tumukbo sa panunungkulan sa gobyerno. Ang mga karapatang ito ay di lubusang nagpapalaya sa kababaihan nagagamit lamang para sa ibayong pagsasamantala at naglingkod sa interes ng lokal na naghaharing uri at dayuhang kontrol.

Kung gayon ang buwan ng Marso 2015 ay hamon ng higit na pagsulong ng mga kababaihan sa mga isyu, usapin ng kababaihan at lipunan. Ang paglala ng karahasan sa kababaihan tulad ng panggagahasa, prostitusyon at pagmamaltrato sa loob at labas ng bansa, kontraktwalisasyon sa paggawa na pinagtitibay ng K+12 na sistema sa edukasyon at batas sa paggawa ay pagsuhay sa nabubulok na lipunang malakolonyal at malapyudal.

Ang pagsusulong ng armadong pakikibaka, rebolusyonaryong kilusang sa pagpapalaya ng kababaihan kaagapay ng makauring paglaban ay lilikha ng kondisyon para higit na maigiit ng mga kababaihan ang pampulitika at sosyo-ekonomikong mga karapatan. Nagsisilbi itong paaralan upang tupdin ang partikular na tungkulin at rekisitos sa susunod na yugto ng rebolusyon hanggang tagumpay..

Mabuhay ang kilusan sa pagpapalaya ng kababaihan!
Mabuhay ang rebolusyon!
Maria Roja Banua
Tagapagsalita – NDF-Bicol

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Pahayag sa Midya
Oktubre 7, 2014

Pinarusahan ng Edmundo Jacob Command (EJC) ng New People’s Army (NPA) si PFC Edwin Nazarionda a.k.a Marjorie ng Philippine Army, 44 taong gulang taga-brgy Igbac, Buhi, Camarines Sur noong Oktubre 03, 2014 6:45 ng gabi. Nasugatan din ang isang CAFGU nang sumaklolo sa panahon na isinasagawa ang pamamarusa na di kalayuan sa 42nd Infantry Batallion Headquarter sa brgy Mabaludbalud, Tigaon, Camarines Sur.

Nais ilinaw ng Edmundo Jacob na marami itong krimeng pampulitika sa mamamayan at sa rebolusyonaryong kilusan kaya ginawaran ng karampatang kaparusahan. Continue reading

Serye ng mga Koordinadong Taktikal na Opensiba, Inilunsad ng BHB sa Kabikolan

Pahayag sa Midya
Setyembre 30, 2014

Inilunsad ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB) sa rehiyong Bikol ang serye ng mga koordinadong taktikal na opensiba sa porma ng isnayp, harasment at demolisyon simula 26-29 ng Setyembre 2014 sa mga probinsya ng Sorsogon, Albay at Camarines Sur na umabot ng 23 na bilang ng mga detatsment ng 22nd CAFGU (Cadre) Batallion at mga Company Batallion sa ilalim ng 901st, 902nd, 903rd Brigade ng 9th Infantry Division Philippine Army sa Pili, Camarines Sur.

Bahagi ito ng pangkalahatang tungkulin ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB) na paigtingin ang armadong pakikibaka at hawanin  ang landas para sa tunay na pagbabago ng lipunan. Sa partikular, ambag na hambalos ito ng kabikolan sa pambansang laban sa reaksyunaryong  US-Aquino na batbat ng korapsyon, katiwalian at pagbebenta ng pambansang patrimonya.

Ipinagpaliban ng Bikol ang paglulunsad ng mga taktikal na opensiba upang palipasin ang taunang pangrelihiyong aktibidad ng mga deboto ng Penafrancia. Subalit kapansin-pansin ang kalabisang partisipasyon ng 9th ID Philippine Army sa nasabing panrelihiyosong fiesta at inaangkin na sila man ay deboto ng penafrancia pero ito ay nangyari lamang sa loob ng ilang nagdaang kapyestahan. Mahigpit ang naging pagtitimpi ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan bilang pagrespeto sa nasabing okasyon.

Gayundin ang mga inilunsad na koordinadong taktikal na opensiba, ginagarantiya ng BHB at rebolusyonaryong kilusan na labas sa saklaw ng raduis ng mga lugar ng apektado ng kalamidad na dulot ng nagbabantang pagputok ng Mayon. Upang maigarantiya, dinala ng bagong hukbong bayan ang labanan sa kanila mismong mga detatsment at lugar kung saan may mga regular na operasyon militar ang Philippine Army. Palagiang likhang kalamidad ang kanilang mga abusong militar, direktang paninira ng ari-arian at operasyong militar na humahadlang sa mga pang-ekonomiyang aktibidad ng mga masa sa kanayunan.

Samantala, sa mga huling nagdaang kalamidad na bagyong Yolanda at Glenda, baha, lindol at pagguho ng lupa aktibo ang Bagong Hukbong Bayan at buong rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa iba’t-ibang tipo at pamamaraan upang maghatid ng relip at rehabilitasyon sa mga apektado ayon sa kinakaya at kakayahang rekurso at maging sa pamamagitan ng network ng National Democratic Front.

Higit sa lahat aktibo ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa pagpaparusa sa mga may dayuhan at lokal na malalaking korporasyon na syang dahilan ng pagkasira ng kalikasan na naghahatid ng mas matinding pinsala sa buhay at ari-arian ng masa. Habang ang mga malalaking korporasyong naninira sa mga kalupaan, kagubatan at kabundukan dulot ng mga pagmimina at proyektong enerhiya ay tumatamasa ng proteksyon sa  kanilang negosyo mula sa Philippine Army at buong makinaryang gobyernong US-Aquino. Naihahayag man o hindi sa mga institusyon sa pamamahayag  ang pagsisikap ng bagong hukbong bayan sa puso at kamalayan ng masa ay nadarama ito dahil taus-puso at tunay na walang pagkukunwaring serbisyo  sa mamamayan.

Ibagsak ang pangunahing salot na Gobyernong Estados Unidos-Aquino na syang ugat ng Kalamidad sa Lipunan!!!
Ibayong isulong ang armadong pakikibaka hanggang sa tagumpay!!!
Mabuhay ang Rebolusyon!!!

Ka Maria Roja Banua
National Democratic Front-Bicol

Patalsikin ang Reaksyunaryong Rehimeng US-Benigno Simeon Aquino! Paigtingin ang Pagsusulong ng Rebolusyon!

Kaisa at kabahagi ang National Democratic Front-Bicol Region sa malawakang panawagan ng mamamayan na patalsikin ang reaksyunaryong rehimeng US-Benigno Simeon Aquino!!

Makatarungan lamang na muling gamitin ng mamamayan ang kapangyarihang magpatalsik ng isang rehimeng batbat ng korapsyon at panggagantso, hayagang naggagarantiya ng kontrata at tubo ng mga negosyo ng mga kroni at kanyang pamilya na tinatawag niyang “BOSS”. Higit sa lahat tiyakin na pagsilbihin ang mga ito sa interes ng malalaking dayuhang kapitalista at ng Estados Unidos.

Kagyat lamang na dapat patalsikin si Aquino dahil sa mabigat na kasalanan sa mamamayan sa loob ng apat (4) na taong panunungkulan.

Unang-una ang litaw na kaso ng masahol na korapsyon sa pamamagitan ng pork barrel, Disbursement Acceleration Program, Malampaya Scam na walang katulad sa kumpara sa mga nagdaaang rehimen. Continue reading

Karangalan sa Kabila ng mga Duguang kamay ng 9th Infantry Division sa Pagpatay at Paglabag sa Karapatang Pantao sa Operasyong Musang ng Oplan Bayanihan sa Bikol

Ipinagmamayabang ng 9th Infantry Division sa pamumuno ni Major General Yerson Depayso ang pagkakakaroon daw ng best brigade award ang 903rd Infantry Brigade sa lahat ng mga brigada sa kabuuang mersenaryong AFP ngayong 2014. Nakamit ang mga award, promosyon at 2.5 milyong reward dahil sa pagkapatay daw sa isang Ka Cenon na BRPC member, pagkamartir ng dating tagapagsalita ng NDF Ka Greg Banares at pagkamatay ilang opisyal ng New People’s Army (NPA) sa tatlong (3) magkakasunod na labanan noong taong 2013-2014. Pagkakahuli daw ng iba pang mataas na opisyal ng NPA at ng bagong tagapagsalita na si Maria Roja Banua sa isang labanan sa Matnog, Sorsogon. Continue reading

Puspusang Isulong Ang Paglaban Sa Sistemang Pork Barrel At Paigtingin Ang Pagpapatalsik Kay Aquino

Pahayag sa Midya
Hunyo 12, 2014

Nakikiisa ang National Democratic Front-Bicol sa pagkilos ng mamamayang Bikolano upang wakasan ang sistemang pork barrel at parusahan ang mga promotor nito sa Malakanyang. Tuluy-tuloy na nagpupunyagi ang libo-libong Bikolano sa maraming panig ng rehiyon upang makisanib sa laban ng milyon-milyong mamamayang pinagnanakawan ng gubyerno ni Noynoy Aquino.
Sa pagtatangkang pahupain ang galit ng sambayanan at pigilan ang kanilang pagmartsa, madaliang sinampahan ng kasong pandarambong ang mga kalaban ni Aquino sa pulitika na naunang nasangkot sa pork barrel scam. Layunin din nitong pagtakpan at ipagtanggol ang mga pork barrel kingpin katulad ng mastermind ng Disbursement Acceleration Program (o pork barrel ng pangulo) na si Budget Secretary Butch Abad, si Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, si Senate President Franklin Drilon, at iba pang mga kaalyado ni Aquino sa Kongreso. Ngunit ang gayong paglilihis ay lalo lamang naglalantad sa krimen ni Aquino sa pakikipagsabwatan sa pagnanakaw sa pondo ng bayan. Hindi lamang hungkag ang bukambibig ni Aquino na “matuwid na daan”. Ang totoo, ginagamit niya ang islogan na ito bilang pantakip sa pagpapahintulot ng tagus-tagusang korapsyon sa ilalim ng kanyang rehimen. Continue reading