interviews

REPLIES TO NATIONAL DEFENSE COLLEGE STUDENTS


Replies to questions from Senior Colonel Executive Participants, National Defense College of the Philippines, through NDCP President BGen. (Ret) Fermin de Leon, Jr.

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

What is your greatest motivation in deeply pursuing your cause?jms_ndfp-flag_09dec2013

Jose Maria Sison (JMS): To serve the Filipino people, especially the toiling masses of workers and peasants, along the line of national liberation and democracy against foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism, and thus to pave the way for a fundamentally new and better future.

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US AND PHILIPPINES: HOW STRATEGIC IS THE PARTNERSHIP?


Servility to the US in economic and security matters will not save the Aquino regime from its growing disrepute.
Last updated: 28 Apr 2014 13:19
Jose Maria Sison
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/04/us-philippines-how-strategic-pa-201442871034598657.html

Jose Maria Sison is a professor of political science and author of several books on Philippine and global issues. He is Chairperson of the International League of People’s Struggle and Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in peace negotiations with Manila.

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CONCERNING THE MARITIME DISPUTE
OF THE PHILIPPINES AND CHINA


China’s 9-dash line claim of indisputable sovereignty over 90% of the South China Sea violates the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and robs the Philippines of 80% of its Exclusive Economic Zone and 100% of its Extended Continental Shelf.

Interview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

By ROSELLE VALERIO
Liberation International, April 23, 2014

1. Why do you support the Philippine reactionary state in invoking  the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and pursuing an arbitration case against China  before the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), particularly in the Arbitral Tribunal based in The Hague?

JMS:  What I support  is not so much the Philippine reactionary state as the invocation of  the UNCLOS and upholding the sovereign rights of the Philippines and the Filipino people over the 200-nautical mile  exclusive economic zone (EEZ)  as well as the extended continental shelf (ECS) in another 150  nautical miles from the outer limits of the EEZ.  Thus, I have urged the Philippine government to act promptly on the matter.

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ON THE GPH AND MILF PEACE PROCESS


The GPH-MILF peace agreement and establishment of the Bangsamoro political entity will not necessarily result in a just and lasting peace.

ON THE  GPH AND MILF PEACE PROCESS

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

By Roselle Valerio
Liberation International
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
April 17, 2014

1.  From a previous position of  exercising the right to national self-determination, to the extent of  fighting to secede from the Philippine state, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has surrendered itself to the sovereignty, constitution and constitutional processes of said state and has opted for regional autonomy under the Philippine state.  Is that true?

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JOMA SISON ON TIAMZONS´ ARREST: IT MAY BE THE LAST STRAW


By CHARED VERSCHUUR-BALLO
March 27, 2014 12:40pm

UTRECHT, The Netherlands — Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison warned President Benigno Aquino III of the serious implications that may result from the government’s supposed violation from previous agreements,  the latest of which being the arrest of Benito and Wilma Austria Tiamzon.

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JOSE MA. SISON CALLS FOR RESUMPTION OF PEACE TALKS


By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Inquirer Southern Luzon
1:13 am | Thursday, March 27th, 2014

LUCENA CITY, Philippines—To break the current impasse on the peace talks between the government and communist rebels, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines Jose Ma. Sison on Wednesday has proposed that both parties should meet again to pave the way for the resumption of the aborted peace negotiation.

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ON THE ARREST OF BENITO TIAMZON AND WILMA AUSTRIA


Interview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

By ROSELLE VALERIO
Liberation International

Roselle Valerio (RV): What was your immediate reaction to the arrest of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria?

Jose Maria Sison (JMS): I thought immediately that the arrest of these two NDFP consultants in the peace negotiations is in violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). They are holders of the document of identification under JASIG and are protected from surveillance, harassment and arrest.

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JOMA WILLING TO MEET PNoy, TALK PEACE


Report by Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
Posted at 02/21/2014 3:45 PM | Updated as of 02/21/2014 7:02 PM
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02/21/14/joma-willing-meet-pnoy-talk-peace

To view video clip of the interview, please click on the link below:
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/global-filipino/02/21/14/joma-sison-willing-revive-peace-talks-pnoy-admin

UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison is willing to revive peace talks with the Aquino administration.

He is even open to meet with President Aquino, similar to what the latter did in meeting Moro Islamic Liberation Front chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim in Tokyo almost three years ago.

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INTERVIEW WITH PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON


Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
By New Culture Magazine
Communist Reconstruction Union of Brazil
http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.nl/2014/01/jose-maria-sison-on-communist-party-of.html

What is your position towards Mao Zedong Thought or Maoism? Are there big differences between treating the theoretical contributions of Mao Zedong to scientific socialism as “Mao Zedong Thought” or “Maoism”? What would consist in taking Maoism as the third stage in the development of the theory of the practice of the proletariat? Would Maoism get in contradiction with the contributions given by other theoreticals of scientific socialism, like President Kim Il Sung with its Juche Idea?

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INTERVIEW WITH PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON, AS NDFP CHIEF POLITICAL CONSULTANT


By Sonny Mallari,
Correspondent,
Philippine Daily Inquirer
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/566305/with-npas-strength-peace-talks-an-option-for-next-president-sison?ModPagespeed=noscript

SM: Wala na bang pagasa ang resumption ng peace nego under Noynoy administration?

JMS:  The NDFP policy is to negotiate with the GPH in accordance with The Hague Joint Dexcalaration, Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees, the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and other agreements.  The Aquino regime is responsible for paralyzing the peace negotiations by refusing to comply with these agreements.

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