Joma, NDFP celebrate NPA anniversary in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands–Prof. Jose Ma. Sison and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines International Office celebrated the 48th founding anniversary of the New People’s Army in this city last Friday with a program and film showing.

Featuring speeches and recent videos of NPA military parades, the event was Sison’s first public appearance after being discharged from the hospital due to pulmonary health problems.

Appearing rested and ready to participate the fourth round of formal peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, Joma talked about the film “A Guerilla is Like a Poet” which narrated how he and a handful of comrades founded the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army nearly five decades ago.

Here are some of the photos of the event attended by hundreds of Filipinos in The Netherlands and select NDFP delegates to the formal peace talks scheduled to begin today in Noordwick. (Photos by Jola Mamangun)