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
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.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
At the Mirror Centre, Amsterdam, 9 February 2014
Dear comrades, friends and compatriot,
First of all, I thank the organizers and all of you for coming. I am overwhelmed and humbled by this celebration. I came to this event, thinking that I would sit back and enjoy myself most of the time. But Julie has made a proposal to further activate me in connection with the revitalization and expansion of the work of the Center for Social Studies. I am thus reminded that there is no sitting back and no retirement for revolutionaries.
Prof. Jose Maria Sison joins one billion women and men rising to end violence against women and girls, to demand justice for them, encourage the survivors to break the silence and release the stories of both pain and hope in various art forms.
Published on Feb 8, 2014
Sine Proletaryo presents “JOMA: 55/75″, a 21-minute video which provides a broad overview of the 55 years of revolutionary service of Jose Ma. Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), on the occasion of his 75th birthday on February 8, 2014. The video features underground youth and workers activists, NPA Red fighters, leaders of the CPP and NDF, NDF peace consultants and advocates of anti-imperialism whose insights provide a glimpse of the profound significance of Ka Joma’s life of service to the Filipino proletariat and international communist movement.
The video features the song “Malipayong Adlaw”, a song by Agaw Armas, a revolutionary cultural group from the Southern Mindanao Region, typically sang by Red fighters to greet the morning of a comrade’s birthday to further boost their revolutionary spirit.
Posted by: DAVAO TODAY
Posted date: February 08, 2014
Turning 75 this February 8, Professor Jose Maria Sison, chief consultant of the National Democratic Front on the peace negotiations, answer questions from Davao Today on current issues ranging from peace talks to the possibility of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte running as president.
At the University of the Philippines SOLAIR,
Diliman, Quezon City on February 8, 2014
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I am deeply pleased and honored by the publication of the three books: Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism, Building Strength through Struggle and Celebration. I thank the publishers and the organizers, speakers and all other participants in the launch of these books today.
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