Imbak para sa Disyembre, 2009

Too old to be partying

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) celebrates its founding
anniversary on December 26, 2009. The CPP under the theoretical guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse Tung Thought was reorganized after it broke away from the original Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-30). The CPP which through its armed component the New People’s Army(NPA) has been waging a protracted people’s war against the Philippine government since 1969 in order to establish a Maoist state. Proving inutile attempts by past administrations to effectively destroy the communist insurgency.

This recent celebration also mocks the Arroyo administrations so-called deadline to wipe out the NPA by 2010 under. Through the Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) previous Oplan Bantay Laya 1 (OBL1) and currently under the OBL2, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines(GRP) has utterly failed in destroying any one of the CPP’s 100 guerilla fronts nationwide. The OBL’s have also been linked to the assassination policy of the AFP of civilian activists.

Post Soviet CPP

Marxism-Leninism, although repudiated by other countries in the Philippines even after the fall of the Soviet Union. Despite the failure of socialist countries, a protracted people’s war is still waged in the countrysides. Largely as a result of social and judicial injustices, the NPA function as an alternative government. The rebels organize a shadow government which collects taxes and metes out punishment committed against the revolutionary masses. Often burning properties against those who do not pay their “revolutionary taxes”.

Furthering the Struggle

They are further poised to expand within the next five years. According to their website, the CPP is intent on expanding their mass base. They seem to have also adopted of infiltrating government positions. Exlained by this article.