Today, Dec. 26, is the Communist Party of Philippines is holding its 45th anniversary celebrations. The CPP, along with its military wing, the New People’s Army, is one of the oldest Maoist insurgencies of the world. Before the topping of the Ferdinand Marcos Regime, in 1986, the CPP and the NPA were the only Marxist insurgencies believed to be growing, in Asia. Today, Maoist insurgencies are on the rise in India and other parts of Asia. The Communist Party of Nepal – Maoist ( नेपाल कम्युनिष्ट पार्टी – माओवादी) is trying to stage a revolution in that country.
For many of us the CPP and NPA have been an inspiration to Maoists and other political activists all over the world. They have their own set of policies and are quit independent from other Maoist Parties. Still, many of us still look up to them. -សតិវ អតុ
Sine Proletaryo, the video production outfit of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), presents “Buhay Komunista”, a 26-minute video feature, which highlights the various aspects of the life of selfless service of communists in the Philippines. The video feature is being released in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the CPP.
Communist Party members, from CPP founding chair Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, to commanders, fighters and doctors of the New People’s Army (NPA), to officers of the people’s revolutionary committees and secretaries of local branches of the CPP in the rural base areas share their varied experiences in waging revolutionary struggle and building the people’s democratic power.
“Buhay Komunista” underscores the crucial importance of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as the key element in building the Communist Party of the Philippines, guiding it in its responsibility to lead the entire Filipino people towards national and social liberation, as well as in guiding the daily work of CPP members, Red fighters and all revolutionary forces to serve the interests of the people.
The video further shows the victories achieved by the people’s revolutionary movement under the guidance of the CPP in building a new system that serves the aspirations for social liberation of the exploited and oppressed. It shows how the people, empowered by their new democratic government, builds schools and clinics to address their most critical needs.
The narrations in “Buhay Komunista” were done in Pilipino, Bicolano and Bisaya. Sine Proletaryo has released subtitles in Pilipino (download srt file here ) and English.