CPP founder Joma Sison passed away at 83
JOMA SISON – The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines died at the age of 83.
Jose Maria Canlas Sison, also known by his nickname Joma, is a Filipino writer, activist, and a terrorist who founded the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
The United States has designated him as a “person supporting terrorism” since August 2002. In September 2009, the European Union’s second highest court ruled that he should be delisted as a “person supporting terrorism” and overturned a decision by member governments to freeze his assets. Since 1988, Sison has been recognized as a political refugee in the Netherlands.
CPP Chief Information Officer Marco Valbuena announced that Sison passed away at around 8:40 p.m. (Philippine time) after two weeks of confinement in the hospital.
“Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines, passed away at around 8:40 p.m. (Philippine time) after two weeks of confinement in the hospital,” Valbuena said.
Meanwhile, it was in December 1968 when Joma Sison founded the leftist revolutionary organization CPP and for over the five (5) decades, it has waged an insurgency rebellion against the Philippine government, aided by its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), and its political arm, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
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