“The seizure of power by armed force, the settlement of the issue by war, is the central task and the highest form of revolution. This Marxist-Leninist principle of revolution holds well universally, for China and all other countries.”Mao Zedong, Problems of War and Strategy (November 6, 1938)
The French bourgeois revolution of 1789, the Russian socialist revolt in 1917, and the victory of the Chinese revolution in 1949 as well as all other social and national revolutions waged against repressive monarchs, regimes and systems did not only shape and change world history, but also more importantly, upheld the natural right and duty of the people to revolt when the government became corrupt, tyrannical and oppressive.
As Mao proclaims, the Marxist-Leninist principle of revolution holds well universally for all other countries, and the Philippines is no exception.
Currently, under the US-Marcos-Duterte regime, the people’s economic, political, and cultural rights and situation have been transgressed and trampled upon. The masses continue to suffer under conditions of depressed wages, widespread unemployment, and record-high inflation, all while enduring the destruction of their lands and livelihoods as the joint US-RP Balikatan Military Exercises take place, and the AFP conducts lethal air strikes in the countryside, and combat operations against the people’s revolutionary forces.
Likewise, the relentless attacks against people’s rights persist. Alleged NPA supporters, NDFP personalities and CPP officials are murdered while children and minors who are families of NPA fighters are abducted, held hostage and even killed.
The corrupt, repressive, violent, and anti-people regime of Marcos Jr, which stems from the semi-feudal and semi-colonial system of Philippine society that is ruled by Imperialism, Feudalism and Bureaucrat Capitalism, gives the Filipino people no other option but to claim and exercise their right and duty to revolt.
This right and duty to revolt is the substance of the justness of the people’s war being waged by the CPP-NPA-NDF for the past five decades. Concretely, the people’s war is the only certain, correct, and effective way to overthrow the US-Marcos regime, and establish a society enjoying national freedom, genuine democracy, social justice, economic equality and security and lasting peace.
As the political and economic crisis of the ruling system worsens, the Party, the New People’s Army and the National Democratic Front become even stronger weapons of the Filipino people for destroying their enemy and for advancing the people’s democratic revolution. US imperialism, the local reactionary government and all reaction are certain to be doomed.