Asia/USA Files: Philippines’ self-avowed socialist president Rodrigo Duterte imposes 60-day martial law over island of Mindanao after army, police attempt May 23 arrest of Islamic militant Isnilon Hapilon, clash with jihadists of both Abu Sayyaf, Islamic State of Lanao, week of fighting in Marawi city leads to deaths of 61 ISIS extremists, 20 troops and 19 civilians, 85,000 people flee homes in Lanao del Sur province; Communist Party of Philippines (CPP)/New People’s Army (NPA) pulls out of peace negotiations in protest, says martial law targets Maoist rebels, urges more “tactical offensives” against government; Filipino-American politician, California Assemblyman Rob Bonta (44) withdraws bill that would have decriminalized Communist Party membership among state employees after “intense pressure” from lawmakers Janet Nguyen, Travis Allen, California’s Vietnamese community; Bonta’s mother and his colleagues in Filipino Advocates for Justice belonged to Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP), founded in 1973 in Santa Cruz, CA in response to previous imposition of martial law by Pres. Ferdinand Marcos; KDP actively supported CPP/NPA until US-based org’s dissolution following overthrow of Marcos in 1986

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Back from vacation. Communists still lurking around, so blogging continues . . .

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4 responses to “Asia/USA Files: Philippines’ self-avowed socialist president Rodrigo Duterte imposes 60-day martial law over island of Mindanao after army, police attempt May 23 arrest of Islamic militant Isnilon Hapilon, clash with jihadists of both Abu Sayyaf, Islamic State of Lanao, week of fighting in Marawi city leads to deaths of 61 ISIS extremists, 20 troops and 19 civilians, 85,000 people flee homes in Lanao del Sur province; Communist Party of Philippines (CPP)/New People’s Army (NPA) pulls out of peace negotiations in protest, says martial law targets Maoist rebels, urges more “tactical offensives” against government; Filipino-American politician, California Assemblyman Rob Bonta (44) withdraws bill that would have decriminalized Communist Party membership among state employees after “intense pressure” from lawmakers Janet Nguyen, Travis Allen, California’s Vietnamese community; Bonta’s mother and his colleagues in Filipino Advocates for Justice belonged to Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP), founded in 1973 in Santa Cruz, CA in response to previous imposition of martial law by Pres. Ferdinand Marcos; KDP actively supported CPP/NPA until US-based org’s dissolution following overthrow of Marcos in 1986

  1. mah29001 May 30, 2017 at 2:24 am

    There are quite a number of Filipino Communist front groups operating with “anti-war” Democrats in California and in many blue states. Oddly enough, the Philippines has many Filipino Christians as well whom are heavily very Conservative.

  2. mah29001 May 30, 2017 at 2:26 am

    This also this madness going on at Evergreen State College based in Washington state, time for President Trump to drain the swamp of Federal funding of these colleges if they discriminate???

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32824/

  3. mah29001 May 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Oh how the #VeryFakeNews media has forgotten who had the olive branch to Russia, it wasn’t any of the Republican contenders in 2016….

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2014-12-31/inside-obamas-secret-outreach-to-russia

  4. mah29001 May 30, 2017 at 10:49 am

    And of course the relatives of the Manchester bomber admire Adolf Hitler….

    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Cousin-of-Manchester-bomber-If-Hitler-was-alive-Jews-would-burn-494223

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