Use Party anniversary to mobilize resources for rehabilitation efforts in Mindanao — CPP

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called on all revolutionary forces to mark the upcoming 43rd anniversary of the CPP by mobilizing resources to help in the rehabilitation efforts in Mindanao areas devastated recently by the floodings.

“The CPP calls on all Party committees and branches, all units of the New People’s Army (NPA) and revolutionary mass organizations to use the activities to mark the CPP anniversary to seek donations and contributions and channel these to the relief and rehabilitation efforts being carried out by the local revolutionary forces and other legitimate people’s organizations,” said the CPP.

According to the CPP, revolutionary forces under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao (NDFP-Mindanao) have already initiated efforts at raising funds and collecting all kinds of material support for the victims of the disaster.

“While exerting efforts at relief and rehabilitation, the revolutionary forces should also help mobilize the victims of the calamity and the people in general to undertake mass struggles to make those responsible for the natural disaster and the ensuing massive loss of lives to answer to the people,” added the CPP.

The CPP also expressed support for the 13-day continuous unilateral ceasefire declaration issued by the Regional Command of the NPA in Northcentral Mindanao as ordered by the Regional Committee of the CPP in NCMR. The people in Northcentral Mindanao suffered the worst in the disaster. The ceasefire declaration will cover the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan and the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte.