The National Democratic Front is committed to the Filipino people’s revolutionary struggle for the completion of the national democratic revolution through people’s war. This national democratic revolution is of a new type because it is led by the working class and has a socialist perspective.
The NDF seeks to promote the unity, cooperation and coordination of all patriotic and progressive classes, sectors and forces in order to fight for national liberation and democracy and overthrow the oppressive and exploitative ruling system. In promoting national unity, the NDF pursues the revolutionary class line in the united front. This requires the activation and strengthening of the working class leadership, the basic worker- peasant alliance, the basic forces of the revolution which include the urban petty bourgeoisie and the positive forces of the revolution.
At the moment, the NDF is the formal united front of the organizations of the basic forces of the revolution, i.e., working class, peasantry and urban petty bourgeoisie. The allied organizations within the NDF make agreements among themselves according to the principle of consultations and consensus. They enjoy independence and initiative, with due respect to such relations as may obtain between any of them. In this regard, the New People’s Army is under the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
The principal way to strengthen the NDF is for all the allied organizations within the NDF fold to strengthen themselves through mass work in their respective spheres. Consequently, the consultative conferences and leading councils of the NDF can have powerful support at various levels. Further on, the leading councils can form staff committees through the executive committees in order to perform important work. The NDF is ever ready and willing to cooperate with all patriotic and progressive forces and individuals that are outside of the NDF in order to broaden and strengthen national unity and advance the national democratic revolution.
The most important responsibilities of the NDF include the promotion of national unity for the revolutionary struggle within and beyond the current composition of the NDF, representations and pronouncements on behalf of the revolutionary forces upon their authorization and paving the way for and supporting the organs of the people’s democratic government at various levels.