The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) International Office bid its final farewell to NDFP Negotiating Panel chairperson Fidel Agcaoili in a solemn ceremony at one o’clock Friday afternoon, July 31, in Utrecht, The Netherlands (8 pm Philippine time).
His remains were cremated after the ceremony that was streamed online for select comrades, colleagues and friends worldwide.
Agcaoili died of pulmonary arterial rupture last July 23 in the Dutch city where the group’s peace panel and international office is located.
His remains will be flown home to the Philippines, the NDFP said.
A tribute is planned for Agcaoili in Europe on August 8 when he would have turned 76 years old.
The Communist Party of the Philippines has declared the same day as Fidel Agcaoili National Day of Remembrance and Tribute all over the country. # (Raymund B. Villanueva)