Democratic Front -Philippines
NDFP CONDEMNS THREATS OF ESTRADA
AGAINST NDFP NEGOTIATORS AND CONSULTANTS
In the strongest terms, we condemn the
systematic attempts of the Estrada regime to threaten the
lives and liberty of the negotiators, consultants and
staffers of the National Democratic Front of the
Philippines (NDFP) who became known to the Government of
the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in the course of the
GRP-NDFP peace negotiations.
Among the menacing actions of the military, police and
paramilitary personnel of the Estrada regime are the
1. The abduction and manhandling of NDFP political
consultant Vicente Ladlad in June 1999.
2. The press announcement of the military that the AFP
chief of staff has approved a wanted list and offers of
reward money for the arrest and neutralization of NDFP
negotiators, consultants and staffers, including the
2.1 Negotiators: Luis Jalandoni, Fidel Agcaoili, Asterio
Palima, Coni Ledesma and Jojo Magdiwang
2.2 Consultants: Jose Maria Sison, Antonio Zumel, Julieta
de Lima, Sotero Llamas, Danilo Borjal, Maria Lourdes
Villanueva-Borjal, Jose Luneta and Rafael Baylosis
2.3 Staffers: Ruth de Leon, Aldo Gonzalez and Teodoro
3. The ceaseless surveillance and harassment of NDFP
general counsel Atty. Romeo T. Capulong and his fellow
human rights lawyers in the Public Interest Law Center.
4. The representations made by the GRP department of
foreign affairs to the Dutch government for the expulsion
of NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison and
other Filipino residents in the Netherlands.
5. Threatening visits by military officers on the families
of Danilo Borjal, Maria Lourdes Villanueva-Borjal, Aldo
Gonzalez and Jose Luneta.
6. The circulation of a psywar leaflet, signed by the
Vigilantes for Democracy, blacklisting known and suspected
NDFP personnel who live abroad, demanding their expulsion
from Europe (Netherlands, Germany and Sweden) and
threatening their lives.
The grave threats to the lives and liberty of the NDFP
negotiators, consultants and staffers are part of the
escalating human rights violations being perpetrated by the
The Estrada regime has terminated the GRP-NDFP peace
negotiations because it has a gangster notion that the
revolutionary movement can be destroyed by a cunning and
treacherous policy of repression.
We call on the Filipino people to be vigilant and militant
against the regime's campaigns of repression. These are
depicted by the regime as being directed against the
revolutionary movement but the overall objective is to
intimidate the entire people.
National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Certified by: Luis G. Jalandoni
Member, NDFP National Executive Committee