The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said revolutionary forces across the Philippines are all set to mark the 44th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on December 26.
As before, there will be hundreds of big and small mass assemblies in more than 110 guerrilla fronts nationwide, as well as gatherings and study meetings in schools, urban poor communities, offices, parks, homes and other places in order to consolidate the ranks of the CPP and mass activists by taking stock of the current situation and the tasks of the revolutionary movement.
“The anniversary activities of the CPP this year will serve as an occasion to express solidarity with the millions of poor and middle peasants, fisherfolk and ordinary people in Southern, Northcentral and Northern Mindanao, as well as in several Visayas provinces, who suffered gravely from massive flooding and widespread destruction brough about by the strong typhoon earler this month.”
“Amidst large-scale calamities and social crises, the CPP will mark its anniversary with celebrations of the significant victories over the past year, as well as the accumulated victories of the past several years in all fields of struggle.”
The anniversary activites of the CPP will also serve to mark the 20th anniversary of the Second Great Rectification Movement of 1992-1998. The rectification movement was carried out by the CPP to criticize and overcome the major errors and shortcomings. “The accumulated victories of the past several years could not have been achieved without the Second Great Rectification Movement.”
The CPP denounced the AFP for stepping up efforts to setup checkpoints and other roadblocks in areas it anticipates people will converge to, in order to restrict the people’s movements, intimidate and prevent them from joining the assemblies. The CPP calls on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to abide by the agreement to observe a ceasefire and respect the people’s rights to join the anniversary activities of the CPP.