The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) joins the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in holding the Week to Remember and Honor the Filipino People’s Heroes and Martyrs on April 17 to 24, which the NDFP National Council declared as an annual event.
During this week, let us remember all the heroes and martyrs of the Philippine revolution in the more than five decades of revolutionary resistance to achieve national freedom and democracy.
On this occasion, we give our highest tribute to CPP Central Committee founding chairperson Ka Jose Maria Sison (Amado Guerrero) who dedicated close to six decades of his life to the Filipino people’s patriotic and democratic cause. His revolutionary spirit is immortal and will forever inspire the next generation of Filipino revolutionaries.
The Party pays tribute to all the heroes and martyrs of the people, including members of the Central Committee, its Political Bureau and Executive Committee, as well as cadres, Red fighters and mass activists, who paid the ultimate sacrifice or died while serving the people and fighting for the national democratic cause.
The Filipino people’s martyrs are the indestructible bastions of the national-democratic revolution. They have shown indomitable resolve to struggle with the Filipino masses against imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism. To them we give our highest reverence and salute!
At the same time, we extol the revolutionary masses, the activists of mass organizations, Red fighters, organizers and cadres of the Party who continue to persevere along the revolutionary path despite all the hardships and sacrifices especially in the face of heightened campaign of fascist terrorism instigated by US imperialism.
The CPP call on all its committees, revolutionary mass organizations and units of the NPA to mount activities in the upcoming days to mark this week of remembrance. Memorial meetings and assemblies can be held in secret where tributes and remembrance of our heroes can be read.
The sacrifice of our heroes has paid in the form of the revolutionary power attained and established across the entire country. This power emanates from the people. It has taken deep and wide roots and continues to expand. It will never be vanquished even in the face of the enemy’s relentless military campaigns of suppression. This power is the future of the Filipino people.
The Party calls on the Filipino people to continue their valiant resistance to the enemy’s reign of terror, and fight to win justice for all victims of fascist terrorism.
Our heroes and martyrs have paved the path towards the country’s bright future. Still, the road towards ultimate victory remains long and difficult. Imbued with their spirit, the Filipino people will continue to endure and carry forward.
Long live the Filipino people’s heroes and martyrs!