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[9 Sep 2016 | | ]
Statement of the  Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa – Mindanao and the   Revolutionary Peoples’ Army on the Davao bombing and the war against illegal drug syndicates by the Duterte government

The Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa – Mindanao and the Revolutionary Peoples’ Army (RPM-M/RPA) expressed strong condemnation to the tragic Davao City bombing on September 2, 2016 that claimed 14 lives and injured 67 individuals. We profoundly condole with the bereaved families of all those killed and injured.
This inhuman and cowardice attack to civilians and public spaces is only to sow fear, terror and division among the population, and must be faced squarely and with firm resolve. As a response, the Philippine President put the country under the State of National …

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[21 Jan 2016 | | ]
Ang kalagayan ng inaaping masa at mamamayan at pagsusulong ng kanilang pakikibaka sa 2016

Aabot sa 5.9% ang itinaas Gorss Domestic Product o GDP ng Pilipinas sa ilalim ng pamunuang Aquino III noong 2015 na nagkaroon ito ng kaliwa’t-kanang papuri mula sa mga institusyong nagpapautang at kapitalistang namumuhunan. At mula pa man noon na pinaigting pa ngayon ay aktibo ang administrasyon ni Aquino III sa integrasyon ng mga ekonmiya sa Timog-Silangang Asya, Asya-Pasipiko at buong mundo. Ibig sabihin nito ay bubuksan ng lahat na mga bansa ang kani-kanilang ekonomiya para sa kalakalan at bubuksan para sa global na kalakalan – at hindi ito totoo …

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[27 Feb 2015 | | ]
RPM-M/RPA Statement on the IP Killings in Maguindanao, Mindanao

In their quest for the realization of the democratic rights over their ancestral domains, Indigenous Peoples inside the core area of the proposed Bangsamoro territory are faced with more than many tough challenges. As of January 2015, nine (9) lives of IP leaders and members have been assassinated within their ancestral territory.
The series of killings came after the tribes’ and its leaders in Maguindanao, Mindanao actively opposed the coming in of mining corporations and development aggression projects in their domains. Their active assertion for their rights over their ancestral …

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[24 Feb 2015 | | ]
Statement of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng mga Manggagawa Mindanao/Revolutionary Peoples’ Army (RPM-M/RPA) on the GPH-MILF Peace Process and the Mamasapano Incident

The Mamasapano bloody incident last January 25, 2015 is a clear manifestation of the fragility and complexity of the peace process and security situation in Mindanao. It clearly exposes the different players, real intentions and interests of the elites and oligarchs, and most importantly of a foreign powers’ intervention – specifically the United States of America (USA).
The Mamasapano debacle has caused the postponement of the Congress’ deliberations of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and clearly manifests various questions on integrity and sincerity of both the Government of the Philippines and …

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[14 Jul 2013 | | ]
On the Applicability and Obligation of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (IHL/HR) to Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs)

A contribution for the Operational Law Seminar sponsored by Friedrich Ebert Foundation Manila
June 5, 2013
Manila, Philippines
Political Consultant for the GRP-RPM-M Peace Talks
An Overview
The majority of armed conflicts today, occurs within the states and involves one or more non-state armed groups (NSAGs).
In 2005 Human Security Reports only 2 inter-state conflicts had been quantified, 26 civil wars involving at least one non-state actor and 30 internal conflicts between non-state actors.  In the said reports, it stated that there are 176 armed groups in 64 countries worldwide but two …