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NDFP represents Red political power – CPP on NDFP’s 51st anniversary

On the 51st founding anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) last 24 April 2024, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) affirmed the NDFP’s representation as “the totality of the organs of political power, until the People’s Democratic Government can be formally established upon nationwide victory.”

“The NDFP is the most consolidated united front organization of all progressive and patriotic classes —the workers, peasants, petty-bourgeoisie and national bourgeoisie. It has the Party at its core and leadership. The 18 organizations allied with the NDFP represent the various sectors of the toiling people in the Philippines. They all hold high the banner of national democracy and are committed to the struggle to overthrow the neo-colonial state through revolutionary armed struggle,” the CPP said.

Luis Jalandoni, NDFP Chief International Representative, meanwhile extended greetings to the NDFP’s allied organizations and “especially to the fighting Filipino masses whose unwavering spirit and determination to achieve genuine national liberation and democracy serve as the eternal wellspring of our revolutionary strength.” 

Jalandoni points out that the Filipino people and the revolutionary forces are threatened by inter-imperialist armed confrontation because of US war provocations against China. “Maneuvers like the Balikatan war games, and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) intend to transform the Philippines as a forward military base where the US can station its military personnel warships and other war materiel to encircle China. US troops in the country directly undermines national sovereignty and threatens the lives of the Filipino masses,” Jalandoni stated.

In addition to the threat of US warmongering, Jalandoni said the Filipino masses are subjected to worsening economic conditions as the chronic crisis of the semifeudal and semicolonial system intensifies. 

The CPP said that the strength of the NDFP is based on the organized force of its allied organizations. In the countryside, the NDFP-allied organizations of peasants, youth, women and others, together with and led by the Party that wields the NPA, form the foundations of the organs of political power that exercise leadership in areas covering millions of people.