Our beloved Party, the Communist Party of the Philippines, celebrates with boundless joy the first anniversary of its re-establishment under the supreme guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought. All proletarian revolutionary cadres and all Red fighters of the New People’s Army seriously review today a whole year of revolutionary struggle to strenghten further their determination to fulfill definite tasks in the year ahead. They wish to serve the people better and make revolution more effectively, using the style of hard work and simple living and using criticism and self criticism to achieve the best results.
Uniquely, December 26th inspires them because it is the birth anniversary of the greatest Marxist-Leninist of the present era, Chairman Mao Tsetung, whose revolutionary theory and practice has brought the world history to the era when imperialism is heading for total collapse and socialism is marching towards world victory.
The most important achievement of the Communist Party of the Philippines during the past year is its embodiment of the truth that Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought has taken roots in the practice of the people’s democratic revolution in the Philippines. Proletarian revolutionary cadres have succeeded to re-establish the Party after a long period of struggle against modern revisionism, subjectivism and oppurtunism to clear the ground of such counter-revolutionary rubbish that the black bourgeois line of the Lava’s, Taruc’s and Sumulong’s has strewn about in the old merger party of the Communist and Socialist Parties. As a result, of the rectification of the old and persistent errors, the strong foundation for proletarian revolutionary leadership in the people’s democratic revolution has been laid.
Not only has the Communist Party of the Philippines upheld the theory of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought but has also started in accordance with such a powerful theory to engage in the practice of armed revolution against armed counter-revolution. The principal activity of the Party now is developing the armed struggle in the countryside in a protracted way and upon the basis of steadfast political mobilization of the masses against U.S. imperialism, the comprador bourgeoisie, the landlord class and the bureaucrat capitalists. Beacue of its firm revolutionary class standpoint, the Party and its army, the New People’s Army, are now subjected to the most hystorical, vicious and futile attacks of the reactionary armed forces directed the U.S. imperialism and by the Marcos puppet regime.
Starting early on the road of armed revolution, the Communist Party of the Philippines is truly performing its role as the most advanced detachment of the working class and the entire Filipino people. It has opened the correct way for people’s war in the Philippines at a time that U.S. imperialism, Soviet social-imperialism and the Philippine reactionary government are inextricably sunk in the most serious political and economic crisis. It has taken a definite and firm stem in the world-wide preparedness against war.
It is correct for the Party to fight resolutely the fascist regime of the Marcos reactionary clique which has been resorting to counter-revolutionary dual tactics to establish the abuses and atrocities it is widely perpetrating against the broad masses of the people in both city and countryside. Marcos describes himself as nationalist but actually he is a fascist puppet of U.S. imperialism and is the chief representative of the most rabid local reactionaries. Marcos describes himself as a protector of democratic rights but actually he attacks the broad masses of the people, especially the peasant masses, with all the force he can command.
He talks of repealing the Anti-Subversion Law but actually he is plotting to destroy the Communist Party of the Philippines with the use of military force and reformism. He talks of independence in foreign relations but actually he is taking every step to implement locally the dictates of the counter-revolutionary alliance of U.S. imperialism, Soviet social-imperialism and Japanese imperialism against the people, communism and China.
The Marcos reactionary clique has become so desperate that it is seeking to manipulate certain pseudo-revolutionary groups against the Communist Party of the Philippines. But the die-hards of these pseudo-revolutionary groups are increasingly isolated everyday as the ideological and political work and the revolutionary armed struggle directed by the Party are exposing them to public hatred and shame. Efforts to sow intrigues and spread slander against the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army have miserably failed.
First, the Lava revisionist renegade clique is disintegrating as fast as the Soviet social-imperialists are exposing their true evil nature. Second the Taruc-Sumulong gangster clique is already beset with numerous quarrels among its criminal ringleaders and reactionary allies over their loot. Third, the fake “revolutionary council” has been exposed as a mere handful of brokers and careerists maliciously usurping the names of people’s organizations. Fourth, the motley bunch of petty bourgeois anarchists and reformist imitating the American “New Left” has become as confused as over and the greater number of student and intellectual activists are moving rapidly towards the Party.
The Communist Party of the Philippines has achieved so high an ideological, political and organizational unity that it has unanimously and resolutely decided to wage revolutionary armed struggle. That is because it puts Mao Tsetung Thought in command of everything. The Party has successfully brought together all proletarian revolutionaries with all the Red fighters who have heroically persisted in armed struggle for a long period of time.
It has been fortified by the resounding triumph of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and the Ninth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. It has learned positive lessons from all Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations that have steadfastly remained in adherence to Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought. It has also learned valuable lessons from the negative examples of parties and groups which had at first condemned modern revisionism only to defeat or veer towards it later.
The Communist Party of the Philippines calls on all its cadres and members at every level and in every unit of work in local areas as well as in the New People’s Army to intensify Party building. As everyone knows, Party building involves ideological, political and organizational building. The importance of ideological work, making Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought the guide to all our activities, is made even more urgent by the enemy intensification of counter-revolution. We must always solve our practical problems and march forward by using the correct theory and thereby giving life to it. This is the best and only way of persisting in revolutionary struggle.
Mass mobilization on the basis of a revolutionary class line is the objective of all our political efforts. We must grasp the mass line in order to get the majority at every step and isolate the enemy die-hards. The Party has made the initial steps in organizing the basic Party and people’s organizations all over the country. The urgent task now is to onlarge and deepen the mass base of the Party through persistent mass work and concrete militant struggle.
Every step that is taken to bring up the level of armed struggle must always be related to the degree of success achieved in Party building and political work, especially among the oppressed masses of workers and peasants. Failure to do so spells defeat or setback anywhere. At the moment, the Party and the people’s organizations we have set up in the countryside are coming under the acid test of reactionary violence. That the enemy is attacking us only proves that we are doing well our revolutionary work and that we are, indeed, so antagonistically opposed to all that the enemy is made out of.
The enemy has the foolish wish of suppressing us at an early stage. That only goes to show that he is panic, that he is in hysterical fear of Mao Tsetung Thought, the ideology that can make us persist in revolutionary struggle. We must continue to fight. But to be able to continue fighting we must fight even better and more vigorously. In order to be invincible, we must always take the revolutionary class line in the countryside, that is to say, we must link up inseperably with the poor peasants and farm workers the semi-owner peasants and all other semi-proletariat. They are the superlative allies of the Filipino proletariat.
So that the revolutionary armed struggle that we are preparing and initiating at several strategic points in the countryside will succeed, we must create the broadest national united front to isolate the enemy and put him at the weakest position for our mortal blows. We must make use of the national united front to create a revolutionary high tide on a national scale and to prepare the subjective conditions for linking up the several revolutionary base areas that we are bound to develop in the protracted course of the armed struggle. The objective conditions for the rebellious spirit of workers, peasants, the petty bourgeoisie and progressive sections of the national bourgeoisie to rise ven higher continue to become graver and more insoluble for the enemy classes. U.S. imperialism and the Marcos puppet regime are increasingly oppressing and exploiting the broad masses of the people. Both the national situation and international situation are already in such a hopeless mess for U.S. imperialism , Soviet social-imperialism and all reactionaries.
Long live Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought!
Long live the Communist Party of the Philippines!
Long live the Filipino people and the Philippine revolution!
Long live the Filipino working class!
Intensify Party building and the armed struggle!
Fear neither hardship nor death!
Fight through to the end for the people’s democratic revolution!