CPP Founder Jose Maria Joma Sison Passes Away at the Age of 83
JOMA SISON – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison has passed away at the age of 83.
CPP chief information officer Marco Valbuena announced the sudden death of its group founder after two weeks of confinement in the hospital. Sison died around 8:40 pm on Friday (December 17, 2022), according to Valbuena.
“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.
The chief officer said that the group currently grieves and will give the highest possible tribute to its founding chairman.
“Even as we mourn, we vow to continue to give all our strength and determination to carry the revolution forward guided by the memory and teachings of the people’s beloved Ka Joma,” Valbuena added.
Jose Maria Canlas Sison or also known as Joma was born in February 8, 1939. He was a Filipino writer and activist who founded the Communist Party of the Philippines and incorporated Maoist elements into its philosophy, which became known as national democracy. He applied Marxism-Leninism-Maoism theory to the history and current situation of the Philippines.
For more than five decades, the CPP has waged an insurgency rebellion against the Philippine government, assisted by its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), and its political wing, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
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