Thursday, September 20, 2007

NPA in 1988

Sison was ordered released last week from the Dutch jail due to lack of evidence after more than two weeks of detention on charges that he ordered the murders of former comrades Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara in the Philippines.
Sison is the founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army.
Above an image from 1988 from a guerilla from the NPA training at a base high in the mountains in North Luzon, not far from the famous Banaue rice terraces.

© Kees Metselaar 1988

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Joma In Dutch Jail

Self-exiled communist leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison will remain in prison in the Netherlands for two more weeks in connection with the murders in the Philippines of his former associates Kintanar and Tabara.
Sison founded the Communist Party of the Philippines in 1968.
He was arrested by former dictator Marcos and released in 1986 by the government of Cory Aquino. He fled to the Netherlands in 1987.
Top photo in Manila just after his release in 1986.
Lower photo in Utrecht, Netherlands, 2004.

© Kees Metselaar

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