As bad as this may sound, the Communist Party of the Philippines has released a statement claiming that the capture of their leaders will not result in the fall or disintegration of their party. I plan to post that statement from them later today. The Communist Party of Peru (Shining Path) was decimated when the Peruvian Government’s Military captured Chairman Gonzalo (Abimael Guzmán). That party turned out to be top heavy as Gonzalo was built up as a cult of personality and there were no back-up leaders. The CPP is telling us that their party is not put together like that. -សតិវ អតុ
"JMS: Leadership in the CPP is collective. It does not depend on any single leader no matter how excellent. When I was arrested in 1977, I was the CPP Central Committee chairman. But the armed revolution continued, grew in strength and became a major factor in the overthrow of Marcos despite his boast that he had finished off the CPP upon my arrest.
Like me and Julie when we were arrested in 1977, Benny Tiamzon and Wilma Austria will be replaced automatically by comrades. To use basketball parlance, I say that the CPP has a deep bench. The Central Committee is replenished and further strengthened by the increasing number of national cadres as well as regional cadres from some 17 regions."