WILL SOON FLOURISH
By Wilson Lee Flores
(The Philippine Star) | Updated August 19, 2012 – 12:00am
Is he the Fidel Castro, Mao Zedong and Che Guevara of the Philippines, or is he a terrorist and a misguided idealist? One of the most controversial persons in Philippine history, the Utrecht, Netherlands-based 73-year-old Professor Jose Maria “Joma” Sison is the founding chairman of the 44-year-old Communist Party of the Philippines (CCP) and chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle.Read more
The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) is delighted and honored to express our warmest greetings to Prof. Jose Ma. Sison on the occasion of his 75th birthday as well as his 55th anniversary as a patriot and revolutionary.
Unknown to many, Ka Joma could have been a member of the Bar himself if only he followed his father’s wishes to become a lawyer, marry into a rich family, and enter politics. With his intellect and eloquence, he could have made a top-calibre attorney whose skills can make other lawyers look like first year law students in the courtroom, or a politician with tremendous powers, like a Philippine president. His incomparable thoroughness, adroit language skills and comprehensive outlook, not to mention his admirable discipline at work, qualified him to be the best people’s lawyer we never had.Read more
Posted by: DAVAO TODAY
Posted date: February 12, 2014
In: Headline, Opinion, Today’s Views
By Don Pagusara
Prints & Traces
A Tribute to Amado Guerrero
on his Birthday Anniversay
BLADES OF WORDS
Across the mists of years
You have trekked brisk and strong.
The sharp of your eyes deftly snips
The lush talahib along the way, sweeps
The barbs and thorns of the sampinit
By Bert de Belder
Brussels, 5 February 2014
Congratulatory message for Jose Maria Sison
We wholeheartedly congratulate Jose Maria Sison or ‘Ka Joma’ on the occasion of his 75th birthday and his 55 years of service to the Filipino people’s struggle for national and social liberation.
So many Belgian comrades and friends have come to know Joma, either in person or through his writings and conferences, or more indirectly through the monumental impact he has had on Philippine society and revolution for so many years already. Among these people there are of course Party cadres and militants and members of our youth movement Comac, but also many trade unionists and activists from various solidarity groups and NGOs, and a yet broader audience of democrats and progressives at large.Read more
By Malou Villanueva-Borjal
First Quarter Storm activist
I was asked to say something on the book we are launching today. It contains Joma’s writings for the Party Central Committee from the time of the declaration of Martial Law in September 1972 until his arrest in November 1977.
I was 17 years old when Marcos declared Martial Law, a student at the University of Santo Tomas in the capital city of Manila. I would later transfer to the University of the Philippines, the center of radical youth activism in the country at that time, as a student of journalism.Read more
Presented by JULIET DE LIMA-SISON
The Center for Social Studies has been formed since 1991 as a center for research and training activists to counter the ideological, political, economic, cultural and military offensives of the US and its allies and puppets.
Under the direction of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, the Center has achieved a modest amount of success in organizing conferences and seminars to allow the representatives of progressive Filipino organizations to exchange ideas and experiences with the representatives of partner organizations in other countries.Read more
By Thomas van Beersum
February 11, 2014 at 1:29pm
Magandang hapon, mga kasama!
Thanks to the organizers for inviting me. I’m here to give a reaction about Joma’s new book “Building Strength Through Struggle”. The book has already been introduced so I’ll just dive in to talk about the most important parts and give some comments.Read more
Mensahe sa ika-75 na kaarawan ni Ka Joma
at sa 55 na taon ng kanyang pagrerebolusyon
National Democratic Front — Northeast Mindanao Region
Ka Oris’ Video Testimonial
for Ka Joma’s 75th birthday
and 55 years of revolutionary service
to the Filipino People
and the proletariat of the world
24 January 2014
By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chief International Representative, NDFP
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
We are celebrating Ka Joma’s 55 years of service to the Filipino people together with his 75th birthday. He studied the revolutionary experience of the Filipino people against colonialism and imperialism and understood the revolutionary ideas of the working class as the guide to continuing and accomplishing the Philippine revolution. He became active in the people’s movement for national liberation and democracy in the late 1950s.Read more