National Democratic Front of the Philippines
National Executive Committee
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) strongly supports the initiative of the Venezuelan Government led by President Nicolas Maduro to form the National Board to uphold the Venezuelan people’s self-determination and sovereignty. In the face of US imperialist sanctions and threats of military intervention, the Venezuelan people are inspired by the Great Liberator Simon Bolivar and Comandante Hugo Chavez Frias. They stand firm in asserting their right to freely decide their destiny. The Venezuelan Government calls for cooperation, instead of interference, solidarity instead of sanctions.
The formation of the National Board means that the Venezuelan Government calls on the various parties in Venezuela to put differences aside and support and implement the Partial Agreements formulated by a delegation of the National Government and representatives of various political parties. The core principle is to engage in dialogue towards finding real solutions for the good of the Venezuelan people.
The National Board wishes that all representatives from the different demographic sectors of Venezuelan society come to agreement and address the call for solidarity to the whole nation and the international community.
The First Partial Agreements achieved by the National Board reject the imposition of economic sanctions as direct violations of international law. These sanctions imposed by US imperialism and its cohorts must be lifted immediately.
These Agreements call for the immediate implementation of the free flow of food, medicines and supplies and other basic services.
They also include the deepening of the political and institutional dialogue on the National Assembly and the proposed Truth Commission to strengthen the judicial system, among others..
The revolutionary Filipino people stand in firm solidarity with the Venezuelan people led by President Nicolas Maduro. We too are waging a revolutionary struggle against US imperialism and its cohorts, the local exploiters and oppressors. We are also fighting for national independence and sovereignty, national and social liberation.
Luis G. Jalandoni
Chief International Representative
Member, National Executive Committee